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I've heard their giggles and put-downs. I know how they talk and whisper when they think I can't hear them. I've chatted with specialists that have assured me, the technology exists to make mine as big and long as all the other young players of today's game. I've seen the videos of those well-endowed individuals. No longer do I have to sit on the sidelines...

Yes, it's time to undergo the procedure to give me the large and long discharge chute I should have had from the factory originally! I'm looking forward to uttering to the folks standing around staring, "Ain't it magnificent! Look at how big it is! And yes, Miss Winter, It will clear a path up your driveway leaving you breathless!"

I've picked up a spare stubby discharge chute off eBay to scavenge the base saw-tooth ring gear. I've also found a NOS (New Old Stock) longer taller chute, also via eBay. It's base ring lacks the saw-tooth gearing. Both components are currently in-transit. The new chute will get its base ring removed and discarded. The old saw-tooth ring gear will get grafted onto the new magnificently bigger chute.

Also in the back of my head is to convert the vertical discharge deflector to a cable push/pull setup with remote operation from the flight deck.

Stay tuned for the trials, tribulations, and the ultimate conquest satiation of that fickle cold witch, Miss Winter...

We're starting with an early 1980's ST824, FYI.
 

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Little blue pill is all you need.
No, starting and duration aren't a problem. One pull and a generous gas tank are already there. It's the size of the equipment which is in-need of remediation! ;-)
 
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Sounds like a bit of work in the hanger, and you will be ready for its maiden flight into the white, frigid abyss ..... :)
 

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I used the "holy grail" tall chute found on the later 924 series machines,
mostly on the ST 32's and ST 36's. Strictly bolt on
Yep, but trying to get one's hand on an example of the inexpensive variety is difficult. Hence, the fabricobble route of my journey.

It's a pretty easy build effort with a properly equipped metal working home shop.
 

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Interesting.....does long and skinny trump short with girth.....that seems to be the snow discharge chute ultimate question.

Maybe something in the middle where you get enough length and girth you get the best of both worlds!

Vertical discharge deflector to a cable push/pull setup with remote operation from the flight deck seems to be a good upgrade.....
 

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As Jackmels has shown, there are several ways to go about it.

 

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Deezlfan, that's a nice graft!

I was thinking of going all-in on the original chute by elongating it with discarded water heater tank metal. But then, there's plenty of spare chutes out there and limited amounts of my time.
 

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As Jackmels has shown, there are several ways to go about it.
The more I look at this graft and think about it, the more I like it!

Heat and warping stays away from the gear ring. I'm guessing it's easier to position the pieces together prior to tacking. There's a whole bunch of positive in this approach.

Thanks again for sharing!
 

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The more I look at this graft and think about it, the more I like it!

Heat and warping stays away from the gear ring. I'm guessing it's easier to position the pieces together prior to tacking. There's a whole bunch of positive in this approach.

Thanks again for sharing!
Russell, welcome to the club. Please read about the issues I encountered while building my beast 24" chute modifications, in the thread it has all the things that caused me grief. I did work them all out, and posted up pictures of everything. Started around post #35 with the chute, please ask if you need any help or guidance. I'll help in any way I can.
 

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Just make sure you get the chute angle that you desire before you weld. I can't weld myself so took mine to a friend and he did exactly as I asked. But I would have liked mine to be much more vertical than it landed up.

 

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Just make sure you get the chute angle that you desire before
you weld. I can't weld myself so took mine to a friend and he did
exactly as I asked. But I would have liked mine to be much more
vertical than it landed up.
My thinking exactly! From both you and Shaw351, I was thinking about making the modified chute slightly more vertical. Nice to confirm others are or have had the same line of thinking.

Nice thing about doing your own welding. A couple of tacks followed by an hour of test fit-up and verification prior to the final permanent bead runs, is not a problem. And if it turns out to be a problem anyway, cut it out and do it again!

Thanks to the both of you for jumping in. Much appreciated!
 

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I wish I knew you wanted one of these. I threw mine out a while back.
It's been in the back of my head for a number of years. The effort is purely phallic waving. There's no need to throw farther than that provided by a nice impeller wiper kit installation. But, like the initial post on this thread, I want the rest of the neighborhood to know, who's the snow blower King and talk about it! ;-)

And too, as all tinkerers know, "Why do you do that?"

"Because I can and I must!"

I usually do a dozen or more driveways of the neighbors in addition to a couple of miles of sidewalks when it snows 3" or more. Folks are always asking me, "Why do you do this?"

"I'm just a kid playing with is big boy Tonka Toy!"

The same motivation goes into experimentation, mechanical problem-solving, and the building.
 

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" I usually do a dozen or more driveways of the neighbors in addition to a couple of miles of sidewalks when it snows 3" or more "

How do you fill up when you run out of gas 2 miles out?

OMG .... That is one hell of an outing ... hope you dress warm ... :)
 

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How do you fill up when you run out of gas 2 miles out?
OMG .... That is one hell of an outing ... hope you dress warm ... :)
The sidewalks are a couple of loops around both sides of the street. I'm like at the cross of an "8" residential street wise. So, I'm never all that far from the house. In addition, I usually request a tank of lawn mower gas from the occasional folk that offer to pay for the neighborly help -- livin' off the fat of the land!

As for warmth, when banging out many driveways, the physical work keeps the heat up. What's important, however, is to wear slick ski bibs and a Nylon shell jacket so the powdery snow does not stick to cloth, melt, and make your outfit into a cold, wet, and frozen crusty coating. A two-wrap scarf and ski goggles keeps the neck and face from suffering blowing and fly-back snow.
 
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