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Measeure the shaft height and diameter. Easiest...

Measeure the shaft height and diameter. Easiest way is to measure to top of shaft: then deduct 1/2 of diameter. Then measure the overall dimensions and compare them to the line drawings on most...
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It was meant as a jocular reference. It is a...

It was meant as a jocular reference. It is a paraphrase of the old campaign, "Friends don't let friends drive drunk."

You do not have to search far to find problems with the hydrostatic...
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Friends don't let friends buy Craftsman OPE......

Friends don't let friends buy Craftsman OPE......
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Take the URL from your picture (it has to be...

Take the URL from your picture (it has to be posted somewhere) and use the following code.

img src=YOURURL

And begin the statement with a < and end it with a >.

You can preview to see if you...
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In MA and NH HD was selling Ariens - including...

In MA and NH HD was selling Ariens - including the 1332LE - for 33% off. That's about $1,275. The 926LE's are around $700.

"Friends don't let friends buy MTD."
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It is as easy as you describe. You likely will...

It is as easy as you describe. You likely will need a puller for the pulley, but they are not expensive and any auto parts store has them. Make sure you measure the shaft diameter and length - there...
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Not Ariens. Made in USA by Muricans. news...

Not Ariens. Made in USA by Muricans.

news release
____________________________________

Ariens Company Announces $6.5 Million Capital Investment
–Upgrades aimed at improving product delivery...
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Some Simplicity machines had brackets and/or...

Some Simplicity machines had brackets and/or mounting holes for both, so you may luck out. Drilling new monuting holes is about as easy as it gets. You can buy spacers if the B&S is too low.

The...
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The shaft height on HMSK80-110 are the same...

The shaft height on HMSK80-110 are the same 4.176". I think the larger engines are 4.4 or 4.6. Changing shaft height on a snow blower is not fun, and results in non-standard belts, etc.

I think...
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Ariens just sold their 2 millionth snow blower. I...

Ariens just sold their 2 millionth snow blower. I have two - a 1970 my dad bought and a 1995 I bought used last year. They extensively upgraded their line in 2006 and also started selling machines...
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My brothers did just what you suggest. Then the...

My brothers did just what you suggest. Then the plowing contractor - small joe or big (they tried both) - gets a big storm; his equipment breaks down; he doesn't show up for two or three days; and...
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I replaced a Tecumseh H50 with a B&S Intek Snow...

I replaced a Tecumseh H50 with a B&S Intek Snow 7.5 on a 1970 Ariens. We've only used it a few hours but it's superb - quiet, powerful, starts instantly and easy on fuel. B&S Customer Service was...
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How much snow do you get and how large an area do...

How much snow do you get and how large an area do you have to clear?

The Ariens 7524E Compact weighs around 165 lbs and costs about $725.
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It's pretty easy and that's likely a single belt...

It's pretty easy and that's likely a single belt model.

You remove a bolt from each side of the blower housing and it tilts forward to allow access to the pulley.

Remove the spark plug wire...
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When you increase impeller speed you also...

When you increase impeller speed you also increase the amount of snow that is recirculated by the impeller, and the loads.
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Yes, that's what I got, works fine. Haven't torn...

Yes, that's what I got, works fine. Haven't torn in to the old one yet.
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Great point, I'll check it on the new carb as...

Great point, I'll check it on the new carb as well.
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As Winter is here I bought a new carb ($53) and a...

As Winter is here I bought a new carb ($53) and a rebuild kit for the old one.

Apparently on this carb there are two O rings that can go bad and create thsi problem. The rebuild kit includes them.
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I found chasing carb problems not fun. I just...

I found chasing carb problems not fun. I just bought a new one, they're only $55 or so.

And I boiught a rebuild kit for the old one to work on now that I don't need it!
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That's a great old machine, cast iron auger...

That's a great old machine, cast iron auger gearbox and automotive style differential on most of them.

Things to check:

- scraper bar and skids are usually worn out.
- drive belt may need...
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OK, got a #30 Torx and got the manifold and carb...

OK, got a #30 Torx and got the manifold and carb off. Removed the float and choke linkage.

FWIW the # on the casting is 5002G7G. Is that any reference to part #?
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Hmmm, cleaned holes, runs pretty well at full...

Hmmm, cleaned holes, runs pretty well at full throttle but still surging at partial throttle.....
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Thanks! I chased the holes with a needle and will...

Thanks! I chased the holes with a needle and will give it a try.
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Posted By garandman

Tecumseh HMSK80 surging

When I started up my snow blower yesterday to test after new friction disk and belts, it started surging fairly dramatically.

At a rate of about once per second, it accelerates to full throttle,...
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Plenty of old carbs on eBay, $5 and up depending...

Plenty of old carbs on eBay, $5 and up depending on completeness and condition. A new #45-853-11S is selling for $70
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