1962/63 s-225 - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 66 Old 12-12-2014, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
GreenMtnMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Springfield, Vt.
Posts: 157
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 23
1962/63 s-225

Starting a thread for this machine. Purchased off C/L in 1/14. Advertised as mint condition. Starter rope broke before I could get there. One of the original guide wheels has been replaced. Missing the left side shroud. Been trying to get the recoil off, it's not easy. The engine may have to come off to do this. Three pics from day of purchase:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4762Re.JPG
Views:	123
Size:	107.7 KB
ID:	30946   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4763Re.JPG
Views:	95
Size:	107.2 KB
ID:	30954   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4764Re.JPG
Views:	72
Size:	106.8 KB
ID:	30962  

1962 or '63 Snow Bird S-225
1989 John Deere 524
GreenMtnMan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 66 Old 12-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Big Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,000
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 10
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 9
Likes (Received): 54
Garage
I see what the bracket is for, it has an LED light mounted on it.

The guy who I bought mine from said he replaced the pull cord and he had a witch of a time replacing it.
He didn't say anything about taking the engine off to do it.

I was told when you go to start the blower pull the cord till you feel a little resistance then let it rewind, then pull to start.
And when you pull to start, don't pull out all the way. He said there is no need to yank the cord to the max.
I guess he was right as that is what I do and mine starts around the third or fourth pull.

I have not taken the front engine cover off mine yet, I have been thinking about taking it off and having a look in there.

What problem are you having with it?

I hate shoveling SNOW!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

***********************
Craftsman #536886141(Around 2000?)
5 Horse, Tecumseh HSSK50-67392S
22" Dual Stage
***********************
"Classic" 1963 S-226 Snowbird
4 Horse (orig) Briggs & Stratton#6305201
22" Dual Stage
***********************
Big Ed is offline  
post #3 of 66 Old 12-12-2014, 09:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Buffalo, New York
Posts: 257
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 2
Thanks (Received): 6
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 3
Send a message via AIM to SteelyTim
The recoil isn't that bad of a job....you just have to realize that things are gonna have to come apart, and there's no other way

Tough part is that the rope goes out the standard recoil and through the secondary cover. You have to undo the chute chain and all the upper linkage, carb, all the guards, and then you should be able to get it off pretty easily. Done the job before but it's been a few years.
SteelyTim is offline  
post #4 of 66 Old 12-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Super Moderator
 
sscotsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Western NY, USA
Posts: 3,642
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 61
Thanks (Received): 332
Likes (Given): 148
Likes (Received): 749
Nice find!
Post the Briggs numbers from the engine tag, and we can get the exact model year.

Scot


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sscotsman is online now  
post #5 of 66 Old 12-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Super Moderator
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 9,127
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 509
Thanks (Received): 679
Likes (Given): 3830
Likes (Received): 1472
Garage
That is a cool looking blower, good score

.
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

Please help keep the lights on by subscribing:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kiss4aFrog is offline  
post #6 of 66 Old 12-13-2014, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
GreenMtnMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Springfield, Vt.
Posts: 157
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 23
Info from the Briggs & Stratton tag:
Model 100202
Type 401052
Ser. # 6208280
Once I got the shrouds off I can see that they have been repainted. The rest of the machine is original. I got the recoil part way off, that's where I got stuck.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4995Re.JPG
Views:	76
Size:	95.5 KB
ID:	31186  

1962 or '63 Snow Bird S-225
1989 John Deere 524
GreenMtnMan is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Bondo 287 liked this post
post #7 of 66 Old 12-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Big Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,000
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 10
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 9
Likes (Received): 54
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenMtnMan View Post
Info from the Briggs & Stratton tag:
Model 100202
Type 401052
Ser. # 6208280
Once I got the shrouds off I can see that they have been repainted. The rest of the machine is original. I got the recoil part way off, that's where I got stuck.
Your serial number says that it was built August 28 1962. At plant #0?
That is odd plant #0.

Did you see where I said I believe that side cover your missing is on the 226?
Your machine looks just like my 226 I think the covers might be the same.
I am waiting for someone to verify that.

Edit,
Mine is the same model number just a different year, mine is 1963. The cover from mine should work on yours.

I hate shoveling SNOW!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

***********************
Craftsman #536886141(Around 2000?)
5 Horse, Tecumseh HSSK50-67392S
22" Dual Stage
***********************
"Classic" 1963 S-226 Snowbird
4 Horse (orig) Briggs & Stratton#6305201
22" Dual Stage
***********************

Last edited by Big Ed; 12-13-2014 at 04:13 PM.
Big Ed is offline  
post #8 of 66 Old 12-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Super Moderator
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 9,127
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 509
Thanks (Received): 679
Likes (Given): 3830
Likes (Received): 1472
Garage
Is that one were the whole impeller housing rotates to go left to right ??

.
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

Please help keep the lights on by subscribing:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kiss4aFrog is offline  
post #9 of 66 Old 12-13-2014, 04:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Big Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,000
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 10
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 9
Likes (Received): 54
Garage
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiss4aFrog View Post
Is that one were the whole impeller housing rotates to go left to right ??
Who you asking Frog?

Do you mean his missing panel?

I hate shoveling SNOW!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

***********************
Craftsman #536886141(Around 2000?)
5 Horse, Tecumseh HSSK50-67392S
22" Dual Stage
***********************
"Classic" 1963 S-226 Snowbird
4 Horse (orig) Briggs & Stratton#6305201
22" Dual Stage
***********************
Big Ed is offline  
post #10 of 66 Old 12-13-2014, 04:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 864
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 17
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenMtnMan View Post
Starting a thread for this machine. Purchased off C/L in 1/14. Advertised as mint condition. Starter rope broke before I could get there. One of the original guide wheels has been replaced. Missing the left side shroud. Been trying to get the recoil off, it's not easy. The engine may have to come off to do this. Three pics from day of purchase:

there is a LOT of snowbird sheetmetal body parts on Ebay now for sale, you may be able to get the few parts you need there

20 results for snowbird snowblower
Follow snowbird snowblower to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed.

Unfollow snowbird snowblower to stop getting updates on your eBay Feed.

Yay! You're now following snowbird snowblower in your eBay Feed.You will receive email alerts for new listings.

Dont send me e-mail alerts.

Follow this search

snowbird snowblower:




Items in search results






just say NO to Chinese made ANYTHING !
1967 S-242 Snowbird 4/24
AMF Dynamark Luminaire 5362 8/26 3-stage
Craftsman Drift Breaker 10/32 3-stage
Gilson 55012 8/26 gear drive
Ariens 910010 8/32
Cub Cadet 268 8/26
Yard-Man Snowbird 7040-0 5/22
Ariens 10M-L35 3.5/24
New Holland/Gilson Unitrol 8/26
(2) AMF Polar Bear 7/26 3-stage project/parts machines
greatwhitebuffalo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome