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post #1 of 25 Old 11-17-2014, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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speak softly, but carry a Drift Breaker 10/32 3-stage

some older fella who is retired, doesn't want to manhandle an old Craftsman Drift Breaker 10/32 w/14" impeller anymore...he's had it for 20 years, and inherited it from his father in law decades ago...
he sold it to me today for $75
3 stage and dual headlights/grill on it
holy Tecumsehs, Batman...that's a monster of a machine. lots of cables too.
I put 'er on the side until I finish the AMF Dynamark...




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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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Congrats on the new toy

1972 Ariens 13/32 restored & repowered
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I'll try to get some pics tomorrow if I don't forget the camera again, these 3 stage machines are all at another location.

it's not a gear drive, it's a friction drive machine. I wish it was a gear drive....

ironically, the $150 from the Craftsman Track Drive 5HP machine sale, funded the purchase of three old 3-stage machines. they're reproducing like tribbles out there....




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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they're reproducing like tribbles out there....

I've got an infestation at my house too.
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everyone should own at least one Drift Breaker in their lifetime....




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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I bring these machines home now with a small compact Saturn station wagon, put the back seat down, lay down cardboard, remove the handlebars from machine, turn snow spout down all the way, and remove gas cap. the machine then just goes in under the 29" high compartment, when it gets to the gas tank we just tip the machine a bit to clear, then in it goes back wheels first. saves a lot of gas driving to get them over the Ford truck, and actually easier to load being it's not as high up to lift into the car.

haven't put the handlebars on yet or even tried to start it, it does turn over with good compression.

the engine serial number starts with an 8, making it a 1978 machine.








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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 is kind of strange....started out wanting just ONE of these old 3 stage machines with the headlights and biggest 10HP engine. looked far/wide and found a few for sale but big money $250 and up, plus another $250 to have them shipped in. no thanky...

so I settled for the 8/26 Dynamark Luminaire for $50, next best thing to the Craftsman Driftbreaker 10/32, in my mind...but it needed the pawl springs/wheel locks setup. So I bought the AMF Polar Bear 7/26 with a stuck motor for $50 just to get the wheel stuff.

then a week later (yesterday) a guy calls me up with a bona fide 10/32 DB w/lights for only $75

now I gots 2 of 'em, plus a parts machine to boot, but not intentionally, that's just the way it worked out.

good thing I sold that Craftman 5/24 track drive for $150 when I did....guess I could always sell one of these....







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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I had a few minutes to spare today and scratched the surface on this 10/32 DB.

3 of the 4 control cables, except for chute angle cable, were seized.
the choke wire rod was seized wide open, PB Blaster got that loose
the throttle cable was seized wide open, that had to be removed from the carb, and moved back/forth with channel locks and PB blaster in the end holes, and that came loose.
the chute cable was beginning to get stuck. some PB blaster on the end pivots of the chute area and cable got that freed up.
even the key was hard to put in. that got PB as well.
this obviously hasn't been run in a few years, but it was stored inside fortunately.
there's only one left to get un-stuck, that's the idler pulley clutch cable. will try that one tomorrow.
the Tec. HM100 10HP engine had a Champion RJ19LM plug in it, that's usually a good sign. removed the plug, check for spark, YES IT HAS SPARK.
I opened the choke, sprayed it with starter fluid, closed the choke, IT STARTED WITH ONE PULL and ran until the starter fluid was gone.
no smoke.
very good prelim check.
the code on the HM100 says this is a 1978
also noticed, primer bulb feed hose is broken off the carb, and the fuel line from the tank was all twisted like a pretzel and dry cracked. this one is going to need some fuel lines.




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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