So I picked up a 3-71 blower for $30 when I was scrounging through parts at a local "honey hole". Its missing both end plates and needs overhauled. The guy never had the need for that small of a blower....and it got set aside for years. Are parts hard to come by? Even if it turns out to be no good....will make some good man room decor with a little help. Would like to make it serviceable if possible. Casing looks pretty good from the outside. I'll post pics soon. Gotta go back to pick it up along with some other parts.....who knows what I will find up there next time .