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I picked this up on Craigslist awhile back. The owner was cleaning out an old barn for an elderly lady & she gave it to him for scrap. She said her late husband died several years ago & its just been sitting. Very dirty with the good ole barn dust, no spark & the starter rope never re winded itself. He wanted $100. & was very upset about the rope hanging out & no spark along with not knowing anything about it. Running or not I would have given him his asking price but I offered him $50. & he jumped all over it.

The rope was just a matter of cleaning & rewinding the rope properly, a new coil fixed the no spark. I had to do the usual tank & carb clean. The sight glass filter bowl looked like muddy water. Started on the second pull. The 8hp Briggs sounds very solid with no smoke at all. I love these old tillers, their very rugged.

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are you sure do didnt do a resto too? :poke:
No just pressure washed it. The barn dirt came right off. I want to pull the tines off & give them a coat of paint...not sure what color they should be. I was told that Ariens made these back in the mid seventy's for Penney's & a few others.
 

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Looks hardly used! Won't even have to paint it up to be nice, like most old rigs. Black tines is my vote, or.........why do anything to them, that will be all worn off first big use of it.
You know me once I start twisting bolts things get out of hand. On this I think I'll knock off the surface rust & use Rust Restorer. This will turn them black & keep the rust from coming back.
 
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