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I have to change the belts on my 7/24 snapper, I thought this would be a good time to do it. Its really is pathetic (I'm sure replacing 27 y.o. belts will help). I saw a before and after video of the mod and it looks like mine in the last storm. I get the bolts (double nut to hold on?) and fender washers, but the rubber piece....is it a piece of tire I cut out or is there another option?

I assume taking the shroud off to do the belts will make it accessible for the mod? Also, what is good to coat the shroud? I saw wd-40 or car wax...are those good options? Other suggestions...

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Baler belting, HD truck mud flap, tire side wall etc.

Remove the Chute for easier access to the impeller.

I like wax and Fluid Film as well as repainting inside the chute to aid casting and prevent snow from sticking.
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Even though I used track pads from the RR, that is not something people normally can get.

I would also use the baler belting. If your near on old farm, they probably have some they would give you, or a farm store or Tractor Supply. A piece of old corded truck mud flap would also work
 

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I'm in the suburbs of Northern NJ, not really a farming area but there are some smaller hold outs I can check with to see if they have baler belt. I was thinking of using a sawzall on some tire sidewall (I saw the kits on ebay, but I need the mod for the upcoming storm). I was thinking double nut to lock it in (better than lock washers?), thought the self tapping screws might back out.

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I used a truck tire sidewall. It was hard cutting with a razor knife! I then figured out, if you keep dipping the knife blade in a cup of soapy water, it made it somewhat easier.
I think if I ever did it again, I would use the baler belt.
Luckily I haven't had the need since getting a 28sho.
 

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If the housing is painted inside I wax everything after I do the impeller mod I spray the flaps with WD-40 to get them moving freely in the housing then go out and blow some snow.
 

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I have been waxing my Toro Power Max 1028 since new 2008. Have used silicone spray a few times. Last snow sto it worked very well. But do have some Fluid Film on order.

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I used the baler belting from tractor supply and 1/4 large head steel rivets. You need the large rivet gun for these rivets. We'll see how it holds up but it sure made a difference on my neighbors 5/20 craftsman. I only did 2 of 4 impellers.
 

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Well what a day if you have impeller mod. We received about 4" of snow and probably an inch of rain. It is like walking on a sponge. Between the slush and the water I can see the mod really working and worth while. Last offer on ebay was $25 for the kit (1/4"....why 3/8", stronger I guess). Now I have to install the new pull start, put on the belts and do the impeller mod....man this thing is going to be in pieces on the garage floor...LOL
 

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we go about 25 cm of powder, but with the wind, there was probably 30 cm high banks and nothing in other place, plus the snowblower was blowing in my face when I was snowblowing on one side
 
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