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#1 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:13 PM

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:15 PM

forgot to add it's a 1970 model 10962, I got this for my dad while I restore his garden tractor with blower. I didn't want him to have to shovel as i restore the other one LOL. I just love these old machines!

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:21 PM

Got one just like yours with a cab on it. Snow eat-en machine they are.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:32 PM

Hello and thanks for joining GTtalk. Ya can't beat a good snowblower...and that looks like a good one!

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:48 PM

Hi and I am glad I joined I love this site! I showd it to my dad today, he thinks it looks to good, now he is afraid to use it! All I was going to do was clean it and get it running for him to use. But noooooo I couldn't help myself and did a full restore,including rebuilding the engine, drive unit and replaced all seals and bushings.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:54 PM

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:58 PM

The owner left the plug out of it, intake valve was real bad and it was open, the carb filled with water also. It was a basket case but all is good now.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 12:11 AM

Hey, Wlcome to GT Talk, glade you joined, you will like it here, did a Great job, looks like new again, im glad you choose white for the handle bars, really cleans up the back, did you replace the rubber tire friction drive pulley ? such a nice job on the paint i would not want to use it too,

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 12:16 AM

Thanks, and yes I replaced that also. I pretty much replaced all the normal wear items. I did the bars white just so it can be used if we get snow. I will have them chromed come spring.
Thanks on the paint compliment! I did 4 coats and wet sanded between eat one.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 12:52 AM

I like the white handles, don't know why i do, looks sharp, wet sanding ! my god, i'll bet you could eat off it, i never did care for the worm gear that turns the chute, liked the cog type better, not so likely to ice over and breaks throught it, you did very good by your father, i would be proud, keep oil in thoses h70, don't let it get low or it will spit the rod cap, i really wish they put hh80 on them, only time i use the posi axle lock is in heavy snow or ice, you got the tire chains on it yet ?

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 01:07 AM

I just have to install the chains, I ordered a new cutting bar, skid shoes and a cover for the bottom off the drive unit. My dad had a 10m7D that the engine was blown, 3 months ago he scrapped it along with the mower deck and the blower attachment! I still can't believe he did that! But I was working like everyday and had no clue he was even thinking about scrapping them! I guess He just got discouraged seeing it sitting for so long not running and he got hooked on scrapping metal (now he regrets it). So that was another reason I found this for him, now the hunt is on for another mower attachment!

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 05:10 AM

Congrats,you'll get it together in no time.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 07:47 AM

Nice looking machine, thanks for the pics.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 09:34 AM

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 10:42 AM

Chris, you've done a great job on the restoration. I'm a big fan of the Ariens blowers. I have a 11hp 28" Commercial model from about 2004. It has the cast iron transmission and it's pretty much unstoppable.




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