I’ve determined that the blower/auger bearings are SealMaster LF-16 which I think are out of production. I prefer not to put a Chinese bearing on there, so my bearing guy is trying to cross it to a Dodge.
Last night I went out into the ice storm and sanded painted the top housing and intake chute a nice flat black. Tonight’s plan is to do the top door, and intake flapper, and the main housing weldment. The main housing probably won’t get painted, as I have to leave at 9:00 pm. With any luck, by Friday I’ll have most of the pcs back/in to start reassembly.