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Old February 24th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #21
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It's such a turd it barely pulls itself around. I get stuck in the damn snow with the thing!

I'll try to snap some pictures tomorrow. I think I've redone the seat once on it. We used to have another one just like it but sold it.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #22
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It's such a turd it barely pulls itself around. I get stuck in the damn snow with the thing!

I'll try to snap some pictures tomorrow. I think I've redone the seat once on it. We used to have another one just like it but sold it.
probably not in as bad of condition as this one

it was the ugliest thing i've owned, but i only paid $50 for it and it ran most of the time all tho i had to work on it every time i rode it. it was fast on the ice but handled like crap with a front shock welded solid. i gave it away after getting fed up with working on it all the time.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #23
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lol yea it does look nicer than that one, but it doesn't make up for the fact that a snowmobile gets stuck in the show.

Nothing pisses me off more than to be in the middle of a field and have to man handle the sled to get it unstuck
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If you get to the UP be sure to check this place out. www.snowmobilemuseum.com
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Old February 25th, 2010, 07:49 AM   #25
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71 merc, 72 merc, 74 suzuki 440, 76 chaparral 440. Any offers? LOL
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Old February 25th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #26
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i would love to check that place out!
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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #27
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what mix do you guys run in your old sleds? the guy i got mine from said he always runs 32:1. it seems to like this ratio so far.
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I run a '80 JD Sportfire 440 fan... 32:1 or 40:1 is what I run...

We just had an organized Retro-Ride 122 sleds all together including about a dozen Pull-sleds for the breakdowns...


Radar-runs, and Barrel races (similar to what the Cowgirls do on horses) and a 10 mile ride... Beer, and prizes, and lots of fun...

I'll try to post some pics if I can...

Happens every year in Feb, for anyone that would be interested in coming to Canada....

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Old February 25th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #29
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I run a '80 JD Sportfire 440 fan... 32:1 or 40:1 is what I run...

We just had an organized Retro-Ride 122 sleds all together including about a dozen Pull-sleds for the breakdowns...


Radar-runs, and Barrel races (similar to what the Cowgirls do on horses) and a 10 mile ride... Beer, and prizes, and lots of fun...

I'll try to post some pics if I can...

Happens every year in Feb, for anyone that would be interested in coming to Canada....

Jamie
that sounds like a blast! i would love to see pics
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There is a bar north of Manistique that does a relic ride. Sounds like a great time. http://www.jackpinelodgeup.com/


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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #31
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Nice score. I got old this SS to play around with. Just need to put a piston in it. Other than that it's minty (1400 miles)
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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:37 AM   #32
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Nice score. I got old this SS to play around with. Just need to put a piston in it. Other than that it's minty (1400 miles)
that's a good looking old sled!
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Nice score. I got old this SS to play around with. Just need to put a piston in it. Other than that it's minty (1400 miles)
Beautiful... there were a matched pair (his and hers) at the ride this year... Equally as mint!
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Heres a couple, if someone wants to add to their collection......

http://mibid.bidcorp.com/AuctionsByC...category_Id=41
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probably not in as bad of condition as this one

it was the ugliest thing i've owned, but i only paid $50 for it and it ran most of the time all tho i had to work on it every time i rode it. it was fast on the ice but handled like crap with a front shock welded solid. i gave it away after getting fed up with working on it all the time.
my uncle had an 80 blizzard 5500, someone put a fucking stove in the middle of a trail and he hit it at like 55mph
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my uncle had an 80 blizzard 5500, someone put a fucking stove in the middle of a trail and he hit it at like 55mph
did he get hurt?
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Old February 27th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #37
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you got a hell of a sweet sled hard to find

there is a place in lansing or well just south in mason called slicks and they should be able to get you a exhaust for it



fyi some snowmobile's have a similar design with no expansion chamber..i the large part of the muffler iis all thazt you see but there is just a 2 into 1 y pipe
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I went to my uncles last night to ride. Had a blast. His are newer ones a Polaris 440 and the other is a Polaris 600.
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you got a hell of a sweet sled hard to find

there is a place in lansing or well just south in mason called slicks and they should be able to get you a exhaust for it



fyi some snowmobile's have a similar design with no expansion chamber..i the large part of the muffler iis all thazt you see but there is just a 2 into 1 y pipe
cool thanks! i just found out today that the motor is a 340 not a 470, i don't know if that makes a difference. oh well, as long as it's reliable, that's really all i care about.
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dammit, now my friends are trying to talk me into trying to trade it for a 4-wheeler.
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