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Man its been alot of work stripping this blower for paint i should have had it sand blasted
Paint........ I have 10 cans of chevy engine paint 4 cans gloss black 2 cans flat black 2 cans gloss silver
Its all primed i think it will take 3 cans in the bucket 3 on the outside bucket and 2 cans for the chute
New stainless hardware for the new scraper blade and drift cutters and shoes
Iam painting the rakes and fan today
Hoping to use 3.25 top pulley unsure how to figure belts as it only 1/4 taller from what i see ( hoping shaw will pipe in ) iam following his build
going to put a tach on it
and trying to figure out the roller blade wheels for skids i got the scooter wheels and bearings as 1 poster said they are larger hole but the 3/8 carriage bolt still wont fit through
Sucks not having a proper shop or tools to do this it takes much longer to make it nice lol
pics to come soon
 

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Man its been alot of work stripping this blower for paint i should have had it sand blasted
Paint........ I have 10 cans of chevy engine paint 4 cans gloss black 2 cans flat black 2 cans gloss silver
Its all primed i think it will take 3 cans in the bucket 3 on the outside bucket and 2 cans for the chute
New stainless hardware for the new scraper blade and drift cutters and shoes
Iam painting the rakes and fan today
Hoping to use 3.25 top pulley unsure how to figure belts as it only 1/4 taller from what i see ( hoping shaw will pipe in ) iam following his build
going to put a tach on it
and trying to figure out the roller blade wheels for skids i got the scooter wheels and bearings as 1 poster said they are larger hole but the 3/8 carriage bolt still wont fit through
Sucks not having a proper shop or tools to do this it takes much longer to make it nice lol
pics to come soon
I agree, it is a lot of work, that's why I chose the sandblasting and powder coating route instead. The time that it takes plus the cost of the materias is what made me go that route, + I really think that it looks better and should last longer when powder coated.
 

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I have 2 cans of clear iam going to clear the bucket thoughts on if its worth it to clear the rakes?
They really get more abuse as they spin
 

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Man its been alot of work stripping this blower for paint i should have had it sand blasted
Paint........ I have 10 cans of chevy engine paint 4 cans gloss black 2 cans flat black 2 cans gloss silver
Its all primed i think it will take 3 cans in the bucket 3 on the outside bucket and 2 cans for the chute
New stainless hardware for the new scraper blade and drift cutters and shoes
Iam painting the rakes and fan today
Hoping to use 3.25 top pulley unsure how to figure belts as it only 1/4 taller from what i see ( hoping shaw will pipe in ) iam following his build
going to put a tach on it
and trying to figure out the roller blade wheels for skids i got the scooter wheels and bearings as 1 poster said they are larger hole but the 3/8 carriage bolt still wont fit through
Sucks not having a proper shop or tools to do this it takes much longer to make it nice lol
pics to come soon
Here is an online rpm calculator that i use for reference....

Pulley size and RPM

We can fabricate whatever skids you'd like here at my shop, doesn't take too long. Im located near Tyngsboro MA, you might of told me already where you live but.... im forgetful with so many people i help / offer to help. Today is sunday and im home all day if that works for you and you see this post. Just pm me your number and ill call you to make plans.
 

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Here is an online rpm calculator that i use for reference....

Pulley size and RPM

We can fabricate whatever skids you'd like here at my shop, doesn't take too long. Im located near Tyngsboro MA, you might of told me already where you live but.... im forgetful with so many people i help / offer to help. Today is sunday and im home all day if that works for you and you see this post. Just pm me your number and ill call you to make plans.
Ty shaw351 i will pm you when things going still painting stuff live near salem ma
the scooter bearing are 2 small i found some 10mmx22mmx6mm pretty cheap if i go that way
quick top of the head math if i go with 3.25 top pulley and stock was 2.75 ruffly a 20% increase so if i was 1100 fan speed before i think it should be around 1320? ruffly
Also looks to me that its only going to be 1/4 inch taller so i need a belt 1/2 longer??
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Ty shaw351 i will pm you when things going still painting stuff live near salem ma
the scooter bearing are 2 small i found some 10mmx22mmx6mm pretty cheap if i go that way
quick top of the head math if i go with 3.25 top pulley and stock was 2.75 ruffly a 20% increase so if i was 1100 fan speed before i think it should be around 1320? ruffly
Also looks to me that its only going to be 1/4 inch taller so i need a belt 1/2 longer??
thanks
Math is good, 3.25 top pulley at 3600rpm and 9.00 bottom pulley should get you roughly 1300 rpm impeller speed. To get proper legnth I have an old long 1/2" belt cut in half that i put through the pulleys and mark, then i take off and measure.
As for your roller skids....... look in my garage photos here, I just used a sealed roller bearing on a modified ariens shoe. It worked out fine on my Franken Blower project, stopped the digging / grabbing on my uneven pavement. Rolls like a dream now.
 

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here are 3 pics of the finished 1332le
stripped painted
new impeller bearing
new belts
new scraper blade with stainless hardware for shoes scrapper blade and drift cutters
impeller kit installed
custom made 15lb weight kit
backlit tach/hour meter mounted inside the cab
5/30 full synthetic after running sea foam through the oil
sea foamed gas tank and went through the carb
fast idle and idle set with the tach
composite ariens shoes
00 grease in the gear box
everything lubed
starts 1st pull everytime runs great
heated grips
Thinking about selling it i feel $950 is a fair price ????
 

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gezz....wasnt it $900 a few minutes ago !!?? all rib poking aside.....you will be lucky to get your money back out of the project. maybe with the right buyer, and you being able to show all receipts for what you put into it.....you could break even. looks great tho.....i would keep it.
 

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Looks like iam keeping the blower its been on craigslist almost a week 1 response i thought it would sell in a few days
ill try another couple weeks then ill put on a bigger top pulley and keep it
 

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I agree with NWC. The machine looks great, and I'm sure will run well. But you rarely get your money back on a full paint/restoration. You may find a buyer once the snow starts falling, but if not, just use it and enjoy.
 

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Looks like the 1332 has been sold $950 $25 to deliver was giving 200 to hold it until i deliver it on sunday
I keep changing my mind about selling it it works so nice now
I really need a 30 inch so it will fit down the side of my house
 

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980 delivered Gone i have sellers remorse
I feel naked now with only 1 snowblower
will be looking for a 11528 with remote diff or auto turn
or a 30 inch deluxe
either will get and impeller kit and be over driven
 

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When calculating impeller rpm using crank pulley diameter, engine rpm and impeller pulley diameter you do not measure the pulley actual diameter but the belt effective diameter which is about 1/4" less in diameter assuming belt runs at least 50% of pulley diameter. Just my experience using calculators and laser rpm tool and some expert advice from others.
 

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980 delivered Gone i have sellers remorse
I feel naked now with only 1 snowblower
will be looking for a 11528 with remote diff or auto turn
or a 30 inch deluxe
either will get and impeller kit and be over driven
New Ariens deluxe uses 3 blades scooping shaped impeller. You won't be able to use rubber for the impeller mod. That is why not many people have installed the impeller mod on those snowblowers, yet. The gap is like only 1/4"-5/16" anyway. I just bent some flat steel bars and welded them to each blade. I still need to do some grinding. I do not worry about it being unbalanced, as it wasn't made perfect from the factory anyway. Plus, it is only 14" vs. 21" on lawnmowers. They say it is 14" impeller, but I only measured it 13.75". I feel like the impeller mod does more than the pulley mod and it does not rob the engine power as much. I don't think I will ever need to put a 3.25" pulley on it. It is hard on the machine and you don't need it to throw that far.

You should have kept the 1332LE with 4 blades impeller. 24" is big enough for me. It is easy to store and does the job.
 

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New Ariens deluxe uses 3 blades scooping shaped impeller. You won't be able to use rubber for the impeller mod. That is why not many people have installed the impeller mod on those snowblowers, yet. The gap is like only 1/4"-5/16" anyway. I just bent some flat steel bars and welded them to each blade. I still need to do some grinding. I do not worry about it being unbalanced, as it wasn't made perfect from the factory anyway. Plus, it is only 14" vs. 21" on lawnmowers. They say it is 14" impeller, but I only measured it 13.75". I feel like the impeller mod does more than the pulley mod and it does not rob the engine power as much. I don't think I will ever need to put a 3.25" pulley on it. It is hard on the machine and you don't need it to throw that far.

You should have kept the 1332LE with 4 blades impeller. 24" is big enough for me. It is easy to store and does the job.[/QUOTE


I have and impeller kit on the 3 blade as do many on this site the number of blades dont matter you couldn't be more wrong


My 28 deluxe 921037 414cc 20 ft lbs motor with impeller kit



motor set to 3840 rpm impeller rpm 1111 blows snow 60 feet in 3 rd gear smh
 
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