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#1 71mustangman OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Hi there I am in the process of repairing my blower housing check it out had the blower housing sheet metal lip bent up at the local sheet metal shop. they also bent up a new scraper blade support old support is resting on the 5 gallon bucket thanks. Once I finish all the repairs its off to sand blasting then I will paint it mustangman

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Posted September 26, 2017 - 08:31 AM

Wow!  Those are some major repairs.  Too bad you weren't closer.  I have a snowblower housing in much better shape I could have hooked you up with.  It needs minimal repairs.  I kept the guts for parts.  Your repairs are looking good though.  Make sure you put a good paint/finish on it.  Welds like to rust.


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Posted September 26, 2017 - 06:14 PM

Like mentioned in the above post. Lots of work being done to your blower. And yeah I have one sitting around to just for a parts blower. BTW all parts are still available for these old 48" blowers still today. One mod that I did was to put roller brgs onto the end's of the flight augers. I had to replace the bushings ever year so to get away from doing that I put brgs into that spot. [ Can't seem to find pics of the job]



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Posted September 27, 2017 - 12:34 AM

Yea thanks the bearing mod sound interesting. If you find the pics of the bearing job mind posting. I am working with what I have. The 48 snow blowers in this neck of the woods are far and few. I was lucky to find this one. Mechanical its in pretty good shape. But I am going to replace what ever it needs.



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Posted September 27, 2017 - 08:06 AM

Forgot to mention one other major mod is to remove the baffle inside the discharge chute. If you look down into the chute from the top you'll see that 1/4 or better of the chute has some sort of plate that blocks off lots of the snow discharge, I;ve removed mine and it makes one heck of a difference to blow snow. Your ground speed is a lot slower with that plate inside. So remove it and you'll be a lot happier.I can't find the pics so once I dig out the blower if you want I'll take some of how its set up.



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Posted September 27, 2017 - 08:31 AM

While you are in it that deep, you could add the rubber flaps to the ends of the impeller.  That's supposed to make a big difference also.

 

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Posted September 27, 2017 - 08:52 AM

Yup the rubber flaps make a difference on a 2 stage for sure.

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Posted September 27, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Thanks for the input I will look for that block off plate and add the impeller mod. I did the impeller mod on my john Deere walk behind snow blower last year. made a difference. I also going to add an electric motor to turn chute and deflector. Thanks mustangman   



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Posted September 28, 2017 - 03:13 AM

That will be a great running blower when you are finished.




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