Going to get in the low 40s here tonight.  I had to close the windows and 
sliding doors after dinner because it was getting chilly.

Brr.

-D


> On Mar 7, 2018, at 6:20 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Big snow... We're predicted 1-2 feet. Fred and Dwight will probably get less.
> 
> Some time ago my father-in-law mentioned that the drive on his snowblower 
> wasn't working right. I've got the same model and had revived his when they 
> first got it as a gift from Angie's maternal grandmother. I figured the cable 
> was loose or mice had built a nest in it, both are fairly common problems. 
> What I found surprised even me.
> 
> https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4799/25809325297_dbd1881ef9_k.jpg
> 
> Thats the drivewheel, its attached to the output and is driven by a plate 
> thats driven off the engine. The one on the left is the old one, notice how 
> the rubber tire its supposed to have is pretty much gone...
> 
> I was pleased we could get a replacement locally today. The whole replacement 
> job took about an hour, a lot of that was just fiddling around not knowing 
> what I was doing. I think if I were to do it again I could probably do it in 
> 15 minutes, the part was $26...
> 
> To have it replaced would have been $100 and taken a week or two. I'm 
> thinking maybe I'll proactively replace the one on my snowblower this spring 
> before I put it away for the summer...
> 
> -Curt
> 
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