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Author Topic: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread  (Read 6798 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #10 on: Nov 24, 2015, 21:15:47 »
That twin track ski-doo is fantastic!  Never seen one. 


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Dad just sold it a year or so ago. I loved that sled. Not many produced. It was bought by a wealthy family in the "blizzard of 78". They put a few miles on it then parked it. It really is a great machine. Liquid cooled twin with a fan and radiator. Comfy to ride and just a ton of fun. Dad sold it to a good friend of his that collected ski doo. He wanted it since dad got it. One of those that hurt a bit when it went to its new home, but glad to see the guy so excited to have it.

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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #11 on: Nov 26, 2015, 00:10:13 »
Ya and it went to a friend which is a plus.  The oldest sled we've had around was a mid seventies TNT 440.  Thing would actually cruise pretty well.  We have new ones now, as in a '95 583 and '96 670.  Still old enough no one wants to touch them work wise if we don't do it ourselves.


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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #12 on: Dec 01, 2015, 15:10:15 »
Ya and it went to a friend which is a plus.  The oldest sled we've had around was a mid seventies TNT 440.  Thing would actually cruise pretty well.  We have new ones now, as in a '95 583 and '96 670.  Still old enough no one wants to touch them work wise if we don't do it ourselves.


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Haha we actually don't mess to much with ski doo's. We are in that snowmobile club the "boa brothers" and they are very anti skidoo. Its actually just more for fun than anything, but if you get caught buying an old skidoo, you are in danger of receiving the "helmet of shame", which is an old skidoo helmet.

Dad ended up with an old 1976 t.n.t. 340 a few years back. Best I can remember the story, he heard of it through a friend of a friend. They bought it new to keep it at their cabin at the lake. One of the first few seasons they had it out they burnt a hole in a piston then pulled it inside and just let it sit. He got there to get it and it was in almost immaculate condition. It didn't run (obviously) but it almost looked like a BRAND NEW sled. He was then shocked to hear the owners say "are you sure we cant give you some money to haul it away?"

He ended up trading it for an old john deere spitfire.






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1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #13 on: Dec 01, 2015, 17:02:29 »
That one's a 'Gem'  8) hurco.
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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #14 on: Dec 01, 2015, 19:08:15 »
That one's a 'Gem'  8) hurco.

Thanks! I asked about the super jet trunk. He recommended asking around at vintagesleds.com which is the snowmobile equivalent of DTT
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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #15 on: Dec 20, 2015, 21:09:06 »
One of my favorite old snowmobiles.
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~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
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Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #17 on: Dec 20, 2015, 22:15:37 »
That's the first time I saw one of those type of 'Snow-Auger' looking type machines;the more those threaded 'Drums' spin they kind of 'screw' the machine forward;I wonder if it works in reverse also? Do you think it requires that heavy of a machine to make that design work well ?

edit: where was that machine from? MN. ?
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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #18 on: Dec 20, 2015, 23:13:20 »
Levi, I hope your dad is keeping his eyes open to find one of those!   ;D 
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Re: The Snowmobile (Or snowmachine for you northerners) Thread
« Reply #19 on: Jan 17, 2016, 19:23:42 »
Video uploaded sideways, but I got the old Johnson rotary (wankel) out today for the first time since last year. Started second pull. First sled I ever bought when I was 13 or so.
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet