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post #1 of 16 Old 10-25-2017, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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My new-to-me Driftbreaker 1032

Picked up a new Driftbreaker - electric start 10hp Tecumseh, 32" path, 14" impeller, 5 speed Peerless 700. Lots of surface rust, but it starts right up, runs great, drives, seems like everything works fine - even the headlight works ( I love lights on power equipment!). The cable for the chute angle is broken, and I'd love to find an operator manual. Kiss4aFrog - you sent me a PDF years back for an older Driftbreaker that I had, this one is a 536.882702, I think that's the one that you sent me. If you, or anyone else can help me with a manual, or a cable, I'd sure appreciate it. Can't wait to blow some snow with this baby!
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Well, I'm having problems uploading pictures - it's almost 3am, so I'll work on it tomorrow. I don't know what the URL of my image is! What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance!
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If you are trying to use the "insert image" button, the URL has to come from an external image host site.
you have to upload your photos first, outside of this forum, then get the URL from there..

You can also use the "drag and drop file upload" feature..
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then click and hold on one, drag it over to the "drag and drop" window in the forum, right under the message you are typing, and then the forum creates a thumbnail for you, that people can click on..
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They are a beast. I've rebuild one memorable one that was in sad shape when I got it. I do have a pdf of a manual if you pm me with an email, you're welcome to it. The cable is B&S 49551MA, not cheap but still available.


The one I did I had to touch almost every piece of the machine but when it was done it brought a good price.
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Got the pictures uploaded(with the help of sscotsman and my wife!) - thanks!
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Sent this morning at about the same time 3am !! Hope it showed up in your email.
Got it, thanks so much!
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They are a beast. I've rebuild one memorable one that was in sad shape when I got it. I do have a pdf of a manual if you pm me with an email, you're welcome to it. The cable is B&S 49551MA, not cheap but still available.


The one I did I had to touch almost every piece of the machine but when it was done it brought a good price.
Nice machine, HCBPH! I'm not sure how much I'm gonna do to this one - it's cool as can be, but it's overkill for my driveway. My Ariens ST824 and plow tractor do just fine, but - because monster snowblower! And yeah, I found a cable for 35 bucks, not sure if I want to put that into it, depending whether I keep it or not. I remember that you helped me with a transmission repair plate for the 700 on my old Driftbreaker - I didn't get a chance to check this one yet. Hopefully I won't need one this time!
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If you are trying to use the "insert image" button, the URL has to come from an external image host site.
you have to upload your photos first, outside of this forum, then get the URL from there..

You can also use the "drag and drop file upload" feature..
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then click and hold on one, drag it over to the "drag and drop" window in the forum, right under the message you are typing, and then the forum creates a thumbnail for you, that people can click on..
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Got it squared away, thanks sscotsman!
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I'm not sure how much I'm gonna do to this one - it's cool as can be, but it's overkill for my driveway.

Or you can do what I did, the Searsasaurus started as a 10hp 32" 3 stage but didn't fit through the garage door. I happened to pick up a 26" parts machine from the same era. I swapped out the auger housing for the 32" (which was a direct replacement) and have been using it that way ever since. Nice and powerful and takes care of everything that's been thrown at it.


By the way, abrasive blasting is a good way IMO to clean up all that rust. It takes time but is worth the effort if you plan to keep it.
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