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post #1 of 16 Old 10-29-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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7100 snow blower

I picked up a snow blower for a 7100 series large frame Simplicity this weekend that is missing the handle for rotating the spout. I looked it up online and it is nla, but it looks easy enough to make. Does anyone have the measurements on the rod, tube, cable and holes for it?
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post #2 of 16 Old 11-02-2012, 12:29 PM
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Re: 7100 snow blower

Some owners rig up a car window motor/cable pulley system to "electrify" the spout and a double pole double throw switch for control makes it easy to swing the spout with the flick of a switch. I picked up a small ford rear window motor for $4 on ebay
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Some owners rig up a car window motor/cable pulley system to "electrify" the spout and a double pole double throw switch for control makes it easy to swing the spout with the flick of a switch. I picked up a small ford rear window motor for $4 on ebay
Now that is an awesome idea I had not considered! Do you have a picture of the mount?
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Re: 7100 snow blower

Dynodave, That is a great idea, I would not mind seeing that myself.

Alfa Sam, The handle is 48" long from the bearing. The tube that you see is 6 3/4" long and the bar has a bend in it just inside the tube and is 12" long up to the other bend you can see
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Perfect! Thank you so much, that looks like a pretty easy build.
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I have a couple of pics of the electric window motor spout rotator set up. I snapped them off of craigslist on one that was for sale so i could do it to mine someday - when i get a hitch to hook it up ! As soon as i can figure out how to get them off my phone , il upload them here. Looks pretty easy ! Not the upload part tho !!
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Ok guys , here they are. Doesnt look too bad to do ... . I have no idea what kind/type motor it is or how it hooks up to the shaft. I just havent got that far yet !! Hope it helps !
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Heres second pic
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Re: 7100 snow blower

I believe Simplicity used a 70s or 80s GM power window motor.

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Rotator Kit 1690116
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Great post Homesteader! I didnt realize there was a factory kit for this. I wonder if its still available ? Thanks
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Thanks for the pics and the links! The mount looks simple, but the shaft looks a little more involved.
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Great post Homesteader! I didnt realize there was a factory kit for this. I wonder if its still available ? Thanks
NLA from Simplicity, but you may find an older dealer with one still in their inventory.
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Does anyone have one of these? I have an electric motor but need to know the length and diameter of that control rod the wire wraps around.

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48" aluminum mower deck
36" Simplicity single stage blower (Model 1690169)
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anyone?

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I don't have one, but this is the listing from an old Price Parts List:

176102 Rod-.875DIA 10.9
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