Good finds. I've been 'dumpster diving' since I was a teenager.. it's amazing what poeple will throw out. My last big find I posted in "Have You Ever Found Anything Valuable While Motorbiking?
Good luck with the snowblower motors. Where I live, if I want to spend time with snow I can visit it and be back home for dinner. There are people here who go play a round of golf, go skiing, and have dinner on their boat in the same day.