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Hello and welcome to the forum k74. It looks like this may be an old MTD Snowflite snow blower. The numbers stamped into the top of the recoil shroud near the spark plug will tell us what motor you have and what starter you need. The number may start with H50, Hsk50 or something similar
 

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Cool thanks, I'll check it out when I get home ThursdAy night and get back to you. Youre right it is a snowflite. The mtd guy figured it's a 72 model but he couldn't get me a starter.
 

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It would also help if you could take a picture or two of your motor for us to see. If your motor has teeth around the flywheel edge, adding a starter will be a lot simpler.
 

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It's got bolt holes for a starter and a ring gear. Can I get an AC starter or will. I have to usea battery?
 

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It's got bolt holes for a starter and a ring gear. Can I get an AC starter or will. I have to usea battery?
I believe you can get the 110 v starter. Something like this one.
 

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The model # I found is HM80
HM80 is an 8 horse power motor that uses Tecumseh part number 33329 with letters "a to f " for the starter.
 

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I have to say I always thought electric start was a waste of time but the older I get the more likely I am to dig out the extension cord on a really cold morning and hit the button instead of pulling it over by hand :eek:
 

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I used to go to Sears on Dec 26, as they had batteries on sale. There was a sale rack with starters for Sears products SBs etc. They were, ready for this, $ 4.00. Both 12, and120V. I foolishly only bought one 120 V unit. I put it on my 6 hp Sears blower. It was made for 8 hp and up, but all I had to shim it out with two washers on each mounting bolt, and it has been working fine for over 15 years. The '66 Sears came with a ring gear, so it was just a matter of time before I got one.
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I used to go to Sears on Dec 26, as they had batteries on sale. There was a sale rack with starters for Sears products SBs etc. They were, ready for this, $ 4.00. Both 12, and120V. I foolishly only bought one 120 V unit. I put it on my 6 hp Sears blower. It was made for 8 hp and up, but all I had to shim it out with two washers on each mounting bolt, and it has been working fine for over 15 years. The '66 Sears came with a ring gear, so it was just a matter of time before I got one.
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$4.00 for your choice of starters.... Wow. Should have bought a couple dozen.:)
 

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I think we all have those "looking back, I should of....." stories.
 

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I think we all have those "looking back, I should of....." stories.
Yeh. I should have bought a truck load of 12/2 copper wire when it was $22.00 for a 250' spool. :D
 
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