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Dynamark Luminaire 8/26 3-stage fixer upper- need parts

well I went and did it and bought another machine. I always wanted one of those old 3 stage machines like the Craftsman Drift Breaker, they just look so cool with the headlights and upper auger. One came up for sale on the net, I called and the must have been at just the right time, he said come get it you can have it for $50, the wife wants it out of here. It was a 200 mile round trip but all highway and the cup of coffee I bought here, I finished just as I pulled in his driveway.

It's a Dynamark Luminaire 8/26 3-stage, by what I glean, made by the old AMF corp ? It's got an 8HP HM80 Tecumseh date coded 1973. I had wanted a GEAR DRIVE and minimum 10HP like the Craftsman, but had to settle for this friction drive and 8HP. the price was right and it was an easy fetch, country area with no traffic. the most enjoyable ride going to get a machine I ever had.

I need a BOTTOM PLATE COVER for the traction part of the machine, this is the angled piece of sheetmetal that covers the bottom and angles up in the back. Also need one headlight but that is probably be a common easy to get part from a bulb vendor.

also need a lower chute tube, but I think I found one already...the part where the sprocket turns the chute has a square cut out of it and jams

this machine has a million miles on it ! the bearings on the cross shaft in back are beginning to wear oval. The friction disk is also pretty beat up. I found those bearings and friction disk online for dirt cheap, NOS, $5 each, lucked out.

all the pins that held gears or bearings in place, have been removed and the previous owner put nuts/bolts or other odd pieces of metal in the holes to hold it. the original owner bought this snowblower, a tractor, and tiller all at the same time and had them his entire life. then he sold them to this other guy.

the engine had spark. the gas was sour. I cleaned the carb out but it still gave me problems, turns out the float is sunk and leaks. there was gas inside the float, but no visible holes. I drilled a hole in it, drained it, resoldered the hole,and soldered another area that may have been leaking, but the float still won't hold steady and the idle goes all over, it's too rich. so I have to buy a kit for this one.

it had one flat tire that leaked on the bead and needed a valve stem, I put the new stem, sanded the bead, and cleaned it, and the tire is fixed.

anyone has parts let me know. pics and reclamation process videos to follow ! hopefully I'll get this one done before the snow flies.




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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

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parts machine $50 yee-haw

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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
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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
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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
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this machine had everything the Luminaire needed....the hub pawl and pawl springs assemblies, greased and preserved....the chute assembly...and the bottom cover...

I'm taking the friction disc tension springs for good measure...

if God made anything better than made in USA vintage machinery, He kept if for Himself !!

on a more sober note...where will the Chinese made machines be, 46 years from now ?

is buying a Lowe's, Home Depot, or Walmart machine this challenging, or as much fun ?

I say that because this machine was made in 1968. the new Chicom junk doesn't last 10 years....




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

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Now.... Next time we see it we want to see a fully functional machine ready to blow snow.

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well you haven't seen the main project machine in this thread yet, it's a Luminaire i.e. same machine but with HM80 8HP Tec engine, and headlights/grill. I just haven't taken pics of it yet....it's stored at my other location and I didn't have the camera there to take pics yet.

the engine had a plugged carb, and it's the type of problem carb that you have to drill out the idle jet passage plug, to poke the idle jet open. it was plugged up but good. Now I have to reseal the carb, may have to get it TIG welded where I had to grind it for access to the passage.

that's the problem with the old Tec carbs, they have a sealed hidden idle jet passage. when it gets plugged you can put kits in and soak it and new float/needle/seat until **** won't have it, and it still won't run right

this carb needed to go under the knife !!




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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
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I just went through your stable... Quite a list of good old iron there.

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Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss ..Sold
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
Old green plastic snow shovel... Sent.to shovel Heaven
Old quarry shovel for ice.
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yes and all obtained for a song, on a whim, almost by mistake....I like it that way. it's like getting those machines by fate and destiny...

oddly enough I was compelled to sell off the newest 5Hp Craftsman track machine I had, before even trying it. the chute just seemed so thin and the shoes were already rusted out, even though it was a 1990's model. it just didn't seem to fit into place in company of those other machines, like a red haired, freckle faced kid....




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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
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like a red haired, freckle faced kid....
OH GREAT, now your making fun out of "Howdy Doody".

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