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z31kid


Joined: Feb 14, 2008
Points: 3

1963 Ariens 10M_L60D restoration
Original Message   Feb 14, 2008 3:58 pm
Does anyone know if there are any old decals around for this model?  I need Tec H70 decals for the choke too and nobody seems to have them.  I'm looking for the older Ariens decal that resembles a sprocket.

Thanks for any leads.

Rob

-Always looking to buy Pinball machines from any era.

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trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
Points: 1279

Re: 1963 Ariens 10M_L60D restoration
Reply #1   Feb 14, 2008 7:15 pm
What are you doing on that thing? I just picked one up for my brother last week. That model seems to be very well built. His is a 1964, has the full sides for the intake housing, a few rust blemished, very tight auger drive, strong engine and overall nice.
z31kid


Joined: Feb 14, 2008
Points: 3

Re: 1963 Ariens 10M_L60D restoration
Reply #2   Feb 14, 2008 8:36 pm
Well, it all started as a result of my carelessness.  During one of the last storms the left tire chain decided to come off and wrap itself around the axle between the tire and the tractor.  I looked down when I heard the snap.  The part is NLA but luckily I spotted an ad on CraigsList and met up with a guy that has quite a few older parts around for all kinds of older Ariens stuff.  He asked me to take the inspection cover off and take some good pics of the drivetrain and when I got there he was just finishing up taking the motor off the tractor he sold me ... and it was MINT.... so since my Dad bought the thing brand new, and it runs like Grant marching thru Richmond, I figured I owed the old gal and gave her a day of beauty.  The entire motor was bead-blasted, primed and repainted using the Ariens spraypaint.  I must say it seems to be a very good lacquer, so far.  I hope it will be as durable.

NOW IF I COULD ONLY FIND NOS or REPRO DECALS!!!

 (note the handy sheet-metal work my Dad did to the chute)

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd188/z1kid/SB_10M-L60BEFORE_002.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd188/z1kid/SB_10M-L60BEFORE_001.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd188/z1kid/SB_10M-L60AFTER_002.jpg

z31kid


Joined: Feb 14, 2008
Points: 3

Re: OOPS! 1963 Ariens 10M_L60D restoration
Reply #3   Feb 14, 2008 8:43 pm
Images for those who are cut & paste challenged.

1963 Ariens 10M-L60D "round chute"

Engine = Tecumseh H70-130205D

On the repaint, should the augers be black?

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