antique/vintage snowmobiles?

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pianoman8t8

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anyone here interested in antique/vintage snowmobiles? or snowmobiling? I am. I wish we had more snow, though. What's the point of having cold cold weather if there's hardly any snow? jeez...
 


Tom

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what does a vintage snowmobile look like?

Ive never even ridden any snowmobiles. The look like they could be fun though.
 
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pianoman8t8

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1971 Sno Jet Star Jet Deluxe 338 Yamaha engine fan cooled, bogey wheel suspension

Sno Jet was in business from either 1965 or '66 'til 1976, then Kawasaki bought them out. If you take a look at any 1977 Kawasaki/Sno Jet, Kawasaki used the same look for that year. Then they started coming out with other models, but I'm into Sno Jet's alot, and wish I had more of 'em, and wish we had more snow!



I also have a 1987 Yamaha Phazer 485 fan cooled



The Phazer goes about 90-95 (speedometer reading, anyway) on a good day. It's only a one person sled, but my girlfriend has never been on one, so i decided to take her along... I like fast things that have motors!!! ehnce that's why i have 2 speeding tickets from my car... owell, it happens... anyway, so that's a couple examples of snowmobiles, but you gotta have snow, traditionally.

-Ryan
 
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I love the Snow Jet . I always liked the old machines . My favorite was the Mercury . I had one in the 90's .



I had the ultimate snow toy . It is a Hoverover hovercraft made in Montreal in the 70's . It was also pretty great in the summer too . It has 3 engines . It was faster on snow than water . It sounded like three small planes taking off at the same time . I sold it two years ago . and miss it . ................................D.J.

Me in the 80's


 
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hey, i like that hovercraft, it's sweeeeeeet!!! looks like a load of fun!!! I've seen those mercury's on ebay, and I've been keeping my eye on the old Radier's, made by bombardier. I just sold an '82 John Deere Spitfire, and also sold a 1972 SkiDoo Olympic. I ahev currently for sale a 1972 Skidoo Nordic widetrack, and a 1973 Skidoo Olympic. I don't really care for the 70's look of the skidoos, but rather the late 60's look, the rounded hood look. My snowmobile of favorite would be the 1972 Sno Jet Thunderjet 650



Also, just as an adrenaline junkie snowmobile, this 2003ish Redline snowmobile. It has an 800cc twin, 4 stroke, 140 HP, and they also had plans to make a triple cylinder 1300cc 225 HP. WOW!!! weighin in at a mere 500 lbs, which is light considering my phazer weights 450, and thats light compared to the newer sleds like the artic cats. not to offend anyone, but i don't care for the new artic cats. I like the older modelf from the early 70's, though.

 

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90-95 on a snowmobile?!?! mph?!?! that seems way fast. I wonder if they have snow-cooled snowmobiles...
 
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pianoman8t8

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Some snowmobiles are liquid cooled, and the cooling system goes underneath the seat and when the track goes, it kicks up snow, therefore putting cool snow on the hot cooling system plate, and the snow keeps the cooling plate thing cooler than hot, hence keeping engine cooler.
 
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Have you ever tried driving your snowmachine over water? I was in the upper peninsula of Michigan one summer a watched these guys running their snowmachines on a lake. As long as they were going at least 12mph they would skim the top of the water and not sink. They started on land, then rushed down a hill to the water. They had floats on a long rope, so if the engine stalled and the snomobile sunk, they could be retrieved. I was told, all that was necessary was to get the water out of the carb and they'd start right up after sinking.
 
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