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Any Old Sleds?
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DeadCarp    Posted 01-09-2003 at 14:40:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

First outing this year - Anyone have an old snowmobile sitting in the shed?
They are laying out an ice track on the lake today - hopefully we'll have a buncha vintage stuff sloozing around it Saturday :)

Ludwig - yup    Posted 01-11-2003 at 16:03:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh gosh, I got loads..
I actually spent all day today as a "semi professional" mechanic. Which is to say that for being allowed to work on my sled in the shop the shop owner let me work on some other peoples sleds too.
I've got, in reverse chronological order:
all Ski-Doo
'81 Blizzard 5500MX (first production Ski-Doo with suspension)
'76 TNT 340e (same age as me! hopefully will run tomorrow)
'72 Olympique 335 (waiting for a new top end)
'70 Olympique 12/3 (the Yellow Bullet, needs to have the carb de-iced)

We've got loads of snow here in central MA, but I'm having a real hard time riding. The Blizzard is currently the only runner in my stable, but its some clunky and heavy and takes a dive for the dirt when I try to ride. I need to get the '70 running since it'll stay on top and make a path. The Blizzard also has steering trouble so it wanders something awful. It'll probably go in the shop next week to get that worked out.

Jim in Michigan    Posted 01-10-2003 at 15:23:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a old eveinrude skeeter that I am going to be getting rid of I think., Anyone need one for parts or to restore?

Very Kool!!!    Posted 01-10-2003 at 05:10:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have not seen anything remotely close to that in 30 years...

The inlaws still have The Wifes' and her sisters' old Sno-Jets...they are about 5 serial numbers apart as they were bought the same day back in the 60's...

My sister is still running my 79 Kawasaki 440 Intruder...that was a screamer in its' day...


screaminghollow    Posted 01-09-2003 at 18:41:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Darn, how old is that thing? Knew a guy once that had an open cab snow cat with an old as can be engine. That was a piece of work. I think the engine was an evinrude. two cycle with a rope start. Thing barely got out of its own way.

There's a guy down near Ft Smallwood MD that has four or five snow cats with cabs sitting in a lot just rusting away. I've asked at least five times about trying to buy one or two and he just can't make up his mind how much he wants fer em.

DeadCarp    Posted 01-10-2003 at 10:34:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

Not sure how old that one is - i think it's a Polaris prototype - it was on display at a Swampsiders restaurant up north but i'll ask around.

Last summer they sold an old Herters sled at auction for about $300, and a county-used, single-ski 2-track Bombardier (darn near a tractor) brought over $3000. They'd both run.

Parts from those things find lotsa uses though - this Spring i'll be converting a hovercraft to a snowmobile clutch and my "bug" (goes 45 in summer, 35 in winter) has an old CCW snowmobile engine/clutch pulling it around. Engine's from a French Alouette snowmobile i think. They're good if you can keep them cooled. Plugs melt in about 5 minutes of wide-open summer driving. But they're cheap. :)

rhouston    Posted 01-14-2003 at 09:35:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
sure looks like a VW front end on that thing in the picture.

Larry    Posted 01-09-2003 at 18:15:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Never could see much pleasure in riding one of those things. It's bad enough when a person has to be out in the cold,but to get on a machine just to create your own wind chill is too much for me to even try. :-)

Les    Posted 01-09-2003 at 17:15:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
My brother's still got a couple of old AMF Skedaddlers kicking around.

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