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Although I've stopped accumulating tractor "stuff", I couldn't pass this up:

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I've been looking for a Homelite snowblower for about 40 years for my early T-12.  Actually the hitch since it's special:

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And included was a "tiller" idler set:

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I'll be putting that in the classifieds shortly.  

 

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2 hours ago, Chris727 said:

I also spy a winter carb shield. I take it the Homelites use a unique shield. 

Sharp eyes as usual.  

You are correct with your “spy” and since it’s different from what the one they made for the 70xx tractors it might be AC Homelite specific. I’ll have to do some checking. 
 

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Talntedmrgreen
2 hours ago, Chris727 said:

Nice. I also spy a winter carb shield. I take it the Homelites use a unique shield. 

It is Homelite specific, fitting only the AC-Homie hood.  This is only the 2nd one I have seen. My T-16S came with one. 

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Talntedmrgreen
9 hours ago, PhanDad said:

Although I've stopped accumulating tractor "stuff", I couldn't pass this  

 


A beauty of a blower! 

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18 hours ago, Chris727 said:

I also spy a winter carb shield. I take it the Homelites use a unique shield. 

 

15 hours ago, Talntedmrgreen said:

It is Homelite specific, fitting only the AC-Homie hood.  

Did my checking.  

As Josh stated, the shield is Homelite specific.  But looking at it, I'm thinking no way I'd install it since it appeared you had to drill a couple holes in the hood:

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But I checked out how it mounts anyway:

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AND I was pleasantly surprised to find no hood drilling required.  There are already holes in the lower "heat" shield portion of the hood:

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12 hours ago, Paul M.Murphy said:

Question is the carb shield to keep snow out of the carbureator area?

Yes and also keeps some the muffler heat around the carb. 
I’ve experienced melting iced up carb linkages if a bunch of snow gets to the carb and on rare occasions internal carb icing if the humidity and temperature are just right. 
 

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15 hours ago, Paul M.Murphy said:

Nice purchase Bill . It appears to be in very good shape .Question is the carb shield to keep snow out of the carbureator area?

Paul

I don't think it would do much for snowdust, but that really isn't the issue with carbs in the cold anyhow.  I have only experieinced freezing carbs once, and that was when we had temps well below zero.  The carb body would freeze and restriced the movement of the throttle and choke within the carb...it also built ice both inside and outside of the carb, causing the machine to run very rich becuase it restriced airflow.  Dust was only an issue on the fuel cap, and most of the winter 'kits' also include a winter cap, which does not have a fuel gauge, but has a side/bottome vent vs a hole on the top.  

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I tried adding the carb shield to my 7016 but found no way to fit it around the "carb heater" already installed. C|: Regarding the icing of the carburetor, many old auto engines would ice up and adding Heet to the fuel would solve the problem. I had an old Ford pickup that had the air filter heat riser removed that I had to run heet all winter.

 

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