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#16 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 06:25 AM

Looking good. Nice work!
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Posted October 12, 2014 - 01:47 PM

Cleaning up the lower part of the chute. Lots and lots of rust. Glad it's only surface rust.

 

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 02:41 PM

Got it all stripped to bare metal ready for primer.

 

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 04:21 PM

Smooth, shiny, painted, and waxed. That snow will never know what hit it.

 

 

In your third picture of post #13, looking down the chute at the paddle with the leaf sitting in there, how is the gap from the paddle to the back of the blower housing? Any gap over 1/8" will lead to snow getting packed into that area, and will result in the blower not throwing snow as far as it can. Is this going to be something you have to work on with this blower?


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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:07 PM

Smooth, shiny, painted, and waxed. That snow will never know what hit it.

 

 

In your third picture of post #13, looking down the chute at the paddle with the leaf sitting in there, how is the gap from the paddle to the back of the blower housing? Any gap over 1/8" will lead to snow getting packed into that area, and will result in the blower not throwing snow as far as it can. Is this going to be something you have to work on with this blower?

 

When I took a look into the throat my thought was "that is a real tight tolerance. Maybe 1/16th or 1/8th of an inch." I think I'll get a wood shim and put it down in there and mark how far it goes between, then measure the thickness at that mark. Another 'To Do' tomorrow. Thanks, Cat385B.


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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:30 PM

A lot of people as rubber flaps to that part to eliminate any air gap. I have done this to every single stage i have owned with amazing success.


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Posted October 13, 2014 - 01:20 PM

Well, I opened up the backside and accessed the aluminum chute area. What a mess. Mice had built a nest and the auger is going to need work to be a tight fit. Cleaning has begun, but, I need to head out for work now. Here's some pics until the next update.

 

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First half of auger.

 

 

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Second half of auger.

 

 

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Electrolysis has corroded the surface of the aluminum chute. :(



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Posted October 15, 2014 - 10:42 AM

I haven't had time for the past few days to do much, but, I wish to tackle something before I head out today.

 

Does anyone know how to separate the Seal Ring from the Duct Swivel? Pic below of swivel.

 

 

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 03:44 PM

The seal ring should just pry right off or unthread, but being its been on there for 40 years it may be a bear to take off.


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Posted October 15, 2014 - 09:07 PM

you want that chute nice an smooth so the snow flows through it an not plug up i had a heck of a time with my groundskeeper butim going to sandblast it and paint it before it snows


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Posted October 16, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Back again with another update.

 

The seal was pliable enough to come off with a little effort. Then I had to clean around the chute swivel base and the gear cover to free it from the hole.

 

Now, using a soft wire wheel to clean up all of the corrosion on the swivel.

 

Pics below.

 

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Posted October 18, 2014 - 07:09 AM

Newby here this morning.  Those dings and bends on the augar can be straightened out fairly easily.  Just take your time doing it.  Use a heavy piece of steel like was mentioned a sledge hammer as a backing weight.  I used a 8" piece of 2" square tubing.  With this on the back side and ROUNDED (Wore) large ball pien hammer I went to work on it.  Switch sides to finish it up and do the reshaping and it will come out OK.  May have to bring some of the sharp bends back with a pipe wrench or similair to start with.  I got a blower for my 1053 for $25 and all it needed was the augar streaightened out and a new chain.  Old chain was siezed around the augar sprocket.  Surprisingly the bearings were good.  Putting an older 3 speed gear box in now.  Gear was gone off the input shaft on the 6 speed.  Have one located but with filling 2 propane tanks for winter the cash on hand is gone too.  Will get it next spring if I think I need the 6 speed.  Will see hoe the 3 speed works this winter with the blade and blower.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 04:07 AM

Welcome to GTT, chieffan. Thanks for the tips on working the auger.

And good luck with that 1053. And I can feel your pain on purchasing that propane. Just paid for 200 gallons myself and know that I'll burn that and maybe 300 or more through the winter.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:37 AM

There is a ton of satisfaction on repairing, straightening, & fixing up these tiems without spending money on parts & pieces.  I can almost see you smiling blowing snow with this unit.  Go for it !


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Posted October 21, 2014 - 01:38 PM

There is a ton of satisfaction on repairing, straightening, & fixing up these tiems without spending money on parts & pieces.  I can almost see you smiling blowing snow with this unit.  Go for it !

 

You know it, chieffan.

 

Not much progress, but, a little more done and a few steps fprward.

The 2 chute pieces are drying through their 2nd coat of paint now. Chute/gearbox cover is stripped and primed. Am soaking the shear pin and set screws for a third time with PB Blaster.

Need to get some cleaner/degreaser for that gearbox area.

 

Here are pics of the progress.

 

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