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Hey all just like my other MTD post I wanted to start this thread to Document the ongoing progress and also to help others with the same Machine that might have questions about it

Its Model #917.254450
Here is the link for the Owner's Manual
CRAFTSMAN 917.254450 OWNER'S MANUAL Pdf Download | ManualsLib

And here is a link to the Blower Manual

Now i know this is not the Exact same blower as i have but it seems to be Almost identical , the blower i have is Model # 842 24077

As of now here are the only pics i have of it

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And again ill keep this up to date with all of its Progress
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So I ran to Tractor Supply and Low they had a seat for the craftsman on clearance 65.00 :love: yes please.....

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And here is the belt the previous owner had on the blower I have no idea what he was thinking but it was a full 4” too short but thankfully I got the Proper size and type of belt

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Nice seat! I need one of those.

How did you determine the correct size needed?

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Nice seat! I need one of those.

How did you determine the correct size needed?

Mike
Thanks for that price I couldn’t pass it up ,

I look at the manual and got the part # looked it up and found it to be a 5/8x86” belt
 

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Perfect. I checked the Sears site, they listed the same part number for your actual blower and the manual you're using (with the slightly different model number), and they're the same.

Four inches is a HUGE difference! Can't believe you got the short one to work at all...

Mike
 
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Does your tractor have a sticker listing the intended snowblower model to use? Newer ones (since early 2000s at least) had that stuck to the underside of the hood.

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Does your tractor have a sticker listing the intended snowblower model to use? Newer ones (since early 2000s at least) had that stuck to the underside of the hood.

Mike
I just ran out and checked and there is nothing under the hood at all
 

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Looks great! What cutting machine do you have?

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Cool, I'll have to check those out!

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How did you get the graphic into the software? Can you use a photo?

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How did you get the graphic into the software? Can you use a photo?

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yes I used a photo I took and then spent about 4hrs cleaning the image up and making it into a useable file , it’s not super difficult but not super easy either

I was planning on doing a run of these in black and white and seeing if there was any interest from members here in purchasing them
 

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I was afraid of that, went through something similar trying to use a small cartoon and blow it up for a Halloween costume a few years ago (made a wearable Scooby-Doo van, needed a pic of the gang behind the windshield). Spent a LOT of hours just on the cartoon.

There must be easier software out there to speed up the process of taking a photo and converting it to a clean, even line drawing.

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I was afraid of that, went through something similar trying to use a small cartoon and blow it up for a Halloween costume a few years ago (made a wearable Scooby-Doo van, needed a pic of the gang behind the windshield). Spent a LOT of hours just on the cartoon.

There must be easier software out there to speed up the process of taking a photo and converting it to a clean, even line drawing.

Mike
Yeah there is the problem I spent hrs searching for a clean image to no avail, then I spent hrs looking for software and the best software I could find was what I already had and even still had to do a lot of cleaning on the image, but its done now and ready to go
 

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Well finally got started on giving him some love,

Bought 4 New AG tires 23x8.50/12 and got a set of 16x6.50/8 for the fronts
Started today by fixing the choke cable and letting him run for a few min's , then got the rear wheels off cut the tires off and cleaned the rims up to prepare for paint

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Now i need to get the new to me 8" rear wheels ready to go on the front

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Wow, those front tires have definitely seen better days!!!

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