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lalunette



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:56 pm Post subject: Noma Canadiana 523 snow blower Reply with quote

Anyone know anything about these?

I just picked one up for free yesterday.

It has a Tecumseh Snow King 5hp engine.

The control arms are bent but otherwise it looks pretty whole. It even has the optional electric start !!!

Anyhow, I'll look around the 'net for an owner's manual but any input from you guys is always helpful.

Cheers !!
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lalunette



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:01 am Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta love the Internet !!

Youtube has yielded several videos on Tecumseh engine maintenance and I managed to find a PDF version of the Noma snow thrower operator's manual. Razz Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:57 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

Started working on my Noma this evening.

Old gas has turned to varnish, fuel lines are rotten, tires are flat, handles are bent.

Heck, I work on a Lada so the above is child's play to remedy.

Went to CTire and got a new sparkplug and a new piece of fuel line.

I hit a snag once I got home. After removing the old fule line, I realized the new outside dimension of the new fuel line is too big to fit in the space provided for the original fuel line. Darn !!!

Oh well, I'll go back to CTire tomorrow and get some vynil fuel line I know will fit.

The fun continues.

BTW, I wanted to post some pics but Photobucket recently upgraded its site and nothing works like before. I was able to upload the pics but I can't see them... or the links to post them. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:31 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

Photobucket has undone the upgrade everyone on the service was complaining about and I can now post some pics of my snowblower.

I also got my hands on a carb rebuild kit so I'm sure I'll get the sucker working this weekend.

The handles are bent somewhat but I'll fix them once I've got the engine running.

Anyhow, on with the pics...

She's no beauty but I'm sure she'll get the job done.











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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:49 am Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't argue with the price Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:47 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

Carb rebuild kit was very useful.

I replaced all the old gummed up parts and, after some fiddling, the Noma fired up !!!

Now that I know the engine works, I can concentrate on getting the control arms straigthened out and the gearing re-adjusted.

Cheers !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:37 am Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news !!!

The snowblower is fully operational !!!

I had to heat up the base of the metal hand controls with a blowtorch so I could hammer them straight. They were still kinda hot once I was done so I threw them into one of the many snowbanks I have around the garage. LOL

I reset the controls back to normal as the snowblower was stuck in reverse with the bent hand controls.

I also had to separate the snowblower in half so I could get to the pulley turning the augers. It wasn't aligned with the engine pulley and the belt kept jumping.

Once that was done I fired up the snowblower and was rewarded with turning augers !!!

I reinstalled the various covers I had removed in order to get to the guts of the machine and trundled off to blow snow !!

Within 5 minutes i had widened the opening on either side of my sidewalk and one side of the city sidewalk. Quite fun actually !!

Now all I need is one BIG snowstorm so I can REALLY have some fun !!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:51 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

My "free" snowblower has been performing flawlessly. Even the rusty rims are now holding air!!

I recently used the snowblower to make a path through 2 feet of snow in my yard. I put it in second gear, clamped down on the handles and away she went. I was halfway done when the snowblower sputtered and died. Shocked

No big really, I simply forgot to fill the gas tank. Rolling Eyes

I've been using my ex-snowmobile trailer to ferry the Noma to various places around the city that require my talents as a snowblower "artiste".
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:03 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

Call Mr Plow
That's my name
That name again is
Mr Plow
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:19 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

GadgetBoy wrote:
Call Mr Plow
That's my name
That name again is
Mr Plow



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:02 am Post subject: Reply with quote

I LOVE IT !!!

crb247 wrote:
GadgetBoy wrote:
Call Mr Plow
That's my name
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