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Was given this Craftsman walk behind snow blower a while ago.


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#1 ericjr16 ONLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2017 - 07:47 PM

Hi guys, long story with this machine. Was given it two years ago by auto mechanic for my job. He said it was blown up. It wound up being the stator for headlight some how broke free and jamed into flywheel. We removed that and it fired up and ran. We replaced the broken electric start and new carb along with chute that was broken. It was never used last year due to lack of snow. This year was its first test and works nice! Today after finishing the GT we refreshed I told dad it could use a paint. Its a good inside job as Nor'easter was looming to hit us. Got it in and stripped most parts off for paint, including belt cover. We neglected to inspect it good enough as I found a huge mouse nest inside chain pan. We cleaned that all up and lubed chain and all parts. The belts look good thank God so off to painting. We had a close match for the green and used that. Not going for great paint job as would need to remove engine and wheels. Mainly to stop rust and save it for long haul. I really like this machine and price was right! We have maybe $75 in parts in it, so plenty of goodness in it! :)

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Posted January 23, 2017 - 09:01 PM

Good thing ya got the mouse nest out before using it. Great paint job.

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Posted January 23, 2017 - 09:02 PM

We did use it some but not long.


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 09:44 PM

Amazing how fast they get in.
Nice rust prevention.
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 09:48 PM

Thinking it was there from when we got it. That was main reason for paint work, well worth saving!


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 10:07 PM

I've got a similar one (no headlight).  The mouse nest got wound up in the shafts and kept the shift mechanism from moving.  Took me a couple hours to hack it all out.

 

On the outside of each end of the auger housing is a little adjustable foot that keeps the housing off the ground.  It's essentially a wide L bracket stamped from rather thin material.  Mine wore out quickly on a concrete driveway.  Rather than buy another thin one from sears I bent a couple shoes from strap iron and brazed onto the side plate.  They lasted about 10X the originals.


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 05:06 AM

Worked on a buddies Cub Cadet snowblower that sat in his shed for a few years, it didn't have a mouse nest in it, was more like an apartment complex for the little critters. Filled about 2/3 rds of a five gallon bucket with that nest !


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 07:51 AM

Nice save, cant beat those snow king engines


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 07:54 AM

Thanks guys! Been a while since we owned a walk behind. Last one was a Aries with blower and mower attachment. This one works nice for my back as well. Did not try to pitch front up at all.


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 09:29 AM

It is surprising how tight those mice can pack their nests in a small space. Good job on the blower.


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Ironic I chose yesterday to mess with it! Only machine able to deal with 2-3" of sleet we got! Our tractors are digging into the soft ground and dad won't use them! Quick rebuild and walk behind kicking butt!782326647e43e2fe735a8d387afa8848.jpg563eb4ab46256d77e6b6e5874cbda3af.jpg


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Cleaned the worse of it with machine and did great! First gear works now too! Lol It would not pull itself into shed in first before, now we know why. Will finish painting badge and handlebars another day. My Sears Suburban would plow it but dig right into ground, Bolens tore up a lot of ground as dad got madder! He floored hydro in park it and ATV chains dug him a nice mess! Glad it wasn't me!


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 08:38 PM

Here is some pictures and video of it working today. I did adjust chute to lower the shoot of it after videos. Only issue is the chute is too loose, need to find how to adjust it!

 

 

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