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post #11 of 20 Old 12-31-2018, 04:00 PM
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I found another 10/33 for sale in MA.


https://worcester.craigslist.org/for...764180970.html


Maybe send a quick message asking for model # or manual info???

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Judging from what looks to be (in closeup) a repainted engine,is it possible that the chassis was repainted,too?Is that oval shaped mark on the opposite corner to the "differential equipped" decal possibly the model/serial number tag under black paint?
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Hey Nantuk... check that gas line.....Looks like you have a big nick in that last Briggs photo. Be safe!
I think that's the wire for the electric starter-agree,it's in rough shape.
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I will have a look at that wire tomorrow thanks for heads up on it
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I seen that if I can only figure out how to get the paint off with out removing any details
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For sure not a Snowbird in the classic sense of the term. As was popular back in that era 70's and 80's manufacturers resurrected long gone names to boost sales, look no further than the auto industry. Anyone ever heard of the Mustang II Mach 1? A joke.


The original Snowbird died in '65 when Yardman took control adding Tecumseh and changing (cheapening) the basic design with thinner steel in the buckets, frames, handlebars and shortened impeller shafts not extending out to the augers anymore. Yardmans with the shortened impeller shafts were terrible snow throwers as the impeller to housing gap increased (3/8 " plus) (I was a kid in my teens, what did I know) to compensate for flex in the now shortened un-stabilized shaft.

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Am I the only one old enough to discuss the old school blowers advantages and where we are at today (30- 40yrs. later)?
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DriverRider, I know what your talking about. Snowbird started going downhill in 1965 that's why I've been collecting models before that date. My earliest model is a 1958 Model FB and my latest model is a 1964 Model 263 single speed. I currently have 9 different Model Snowbirds all made before 1965 and they all have their differences.
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DriverRider, I know what your talking about. Snowbird started going downhill in 1965 that's why I've been collecting models before that date. My earliest model is a 1958 Model FB and my latest model is a 1964 Model 263 single speed. I currently have 9 different Model Snowbirds all made before 1965 and they all have their differences.

MassSnowblower I have been thinking about building a cross between the two machines a "Yardbird" which would be unstoppable. It is difficult to work around the shrouding of a Bird when it comes to engine choices for a re-power whereas the Yardman had the exposed engine and controls aptly out of the way.


I rebuild the transaxles when serviceable with new 20mm input and 1" axle shafts cross drilling them, bearings, seals and gaskets I cut to fit which is the guts of the machine. The more robust bucket and augers from a 26" Bird with knife edge ground scraper bar installed onto my two speed Yardman extending new impeller shaft out like the early Birds for added stability. Welding small triangular cutters onto the exposed rakes. Custom made or sleeve a modern impeller/fan, upgraded tires and powered by a 420cc snow engine.


Some day maybe.
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I have a pretty complete collection of George/Snowbird/Yard Man manuals. There's nothing even close to that model there.

1962 or '63 Snow Bird S-225
1989 John Deere 524
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