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jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Original Message   Nov 10, 2011 10:35 pm
Finally got the electrical straightened out, I hope (with help from some on this board)
and finished up everything else.

Removed the 11hp Honda clone engine that I put on last year and replaced it with a 13hp Honda GX390
with a 10A lighting coil.  Rewired everything.  Added a stainless shield on the front of the blower
Still have to get a new battery.  And hose it down with Fluid Film. But other than that it's ready to go.
Had some snow and sleet today.




Serrated the Augers.  Replaced the auger shaft bushing setup with flange bearings
Replaced the impeller bearing.  Gave everything a fresh coat of paint.




Tapered the deflector 3/8" on both sides to tighten up the stream a little




Fabricated a new belt cover.




Modified the starter cover to cover the Rectifier and wiring.




Removed the old steel shields on the front of the chute and replaced them with stainless ones.
When I had the wheels off I realized that I could thread in some 1/2 bolts from the back side of the
wheel plate to make studs.  Then use car lug nuts to hold the wheels on.  Now all the threads are protected from the
weather inside the lug nuts.  I'm keeping my eyes open for a pair of cheap 8" moon hub caps.



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niper99


Location: London Ont
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Points: 343

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #49   Jan 4, 2014 11:31 pm
NICE WORK!!
tbe55


Joined: Jan 18, 2015
Points: 2

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #50   Jan 18, 2015 11:07 am
Thank you for sharing your fantastic work! I am thinking about getting one of this machine or a ST1236 to clear snow on our neighborhood pond for the kids to skate on. I would like to be able to throw the snow as far as possible so that I can get the work done in a single run. I've heard that the big machines throw snow better when more snow are fed into the auger house. What is your experience with your machine on shallow snow? Can it throw 1-2 inch snow far? You mentioned that you replaced the auger flank bushing with bearings. What is the part you used? Thanks
jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #51   Jan 18, 2015 1:22 pm
tbe55 wrote:
Thank you for sharing your fantastic work! I am thinking about getting one of this machine or a ST1236 to clear snow on our neighborhood pond for the kids to skate on. I would like to be able to throw the snow as far as possible so that I can get the work done in a single run. I've heard that the big machines throw snow better when more snow are fed into the auger house. What is your experience with your machine on shallow snow? Can it throw 1-2 inch snow far? You mentioned that you replaced the auger flank bushing with bearings. What is the part you used? Thanks

Thanks you, and your welcome.
Most blowers will throw their furthest when they have an adequate amount of snow being fed to the impeller
But too much and they can get lugged down.
With a 2 stage that has multiple forward speeds. You can offset the problem
with having only a couple of inches by traveling faster with the blower.
You also have to run the engine at full throttle to get the farthest throw.
Here is a video of my blower throwing about five inches using fifth gear.
Ariens 1332

I used "Flange bearings" you can find them on ebay or other places.
Mine look like this.
Flange bearing


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tbe55


Joined: Jan 18, 2015
Points: 2

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #52   Jan 23, 2015 11:32 am
I have chances to get a older ST1032 for $250 or a relatively newer old ST1236 for $400. For either one, I probably will swap the stock engine with a 13hp harbor freight engine and do other modification as you did. Do you have any recommendation for which one to take? Thanks. http://janesville.craigslist.org/grd/4843382987. html http://madison.craigslist.org/grd/4817058304.html
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trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
Points: 1318

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #53   Jan 23, 2015 1:34 pm
   Went through the post again, great machine.  I watched the two videos again.  Nice to see that thing work out.
Hub caps are a good idea, eliminate slop in the garage.  The red bolt caps are a super touch. 

   With a Tecumseh the battery is useful but with the updated Honda not so much.  Maybe you can attach
a coffee maker on the platform. 

   I've looked at many youtube snowblower makovers and yours is about the cleanest and most well done of
them all.
jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #54   Jan 24, 2015 11:12 pm
tbe55 wrote:
I have chances to get a older ST1032 for $250 or a relatively newer old ST1236 for $400. For either one, I probably will swap the stock engine with a 13hp harbor freight engine and do other modification as you did. Do you have any recommendation for which one to take? Thanks. http://janesville.craigslist.org/grd/4843382987. html http://madison.craigslist.org/grd/4817058304.html

I have the newer style in a 32"
So I would probably lean towards the newer style 1236.
Especially if the older style 1032 has the older chute design.
I think $400 is a pretty good price.
That 36" is going to be a beast.
Let us know which one you decide to get.

GtWtNorth


Location: Montreal area, QC, Canada
Joined: Nov 16, 2008
Points: 262

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #55   Jan 25, 2015 8:52 am
I agree with a previous comment, probably the best modded blower I have seen jr. Perhaps another small mod would be to the lettering on the dashboard to show ST1332 to reflect the more muscular status?
Paul7


Joined: Mar 12, 2007
Points: 445

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #56   Jan 26, 2015 6:05 pm
Ditto. You have impressive skills. My eyes keep going to the belt cover. Nice!
jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #57   Jan 27, 2015 10:42 pm

Thank you all, for all the nice comments.  I do appreciate it.
It's still going strong, but think I'm going to need a
new Friction wheel before long.
Put on a new, no name aftermarket one not to long ago. 
But it hasn't held up, it appears.
I'm just about out of adjustment.
NorthMaine


Joined: Feb 6, 2015
Points: 2

Re: Ariens Modified & Repowered 1032 (pics)
Reply #58   Feb 7, 2015 4:40 pm
Notice any benefit to the partially closed front of the chute vs open? Machine looks great!
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