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« on: September 26, 2012, 10:18:41 AM »
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Hello to all you Bombardier fans. Thanks for letting me join up.

First, let me say, I'm way off down here on the MS Gulf Coast. However, I've always loved my Sea-Doos!

Anyways, I was directed to your site by 775 TNT (Thanks again!).

I recently purchased the 68' 320 listed on eBay (I also bought the spare gas tank I see you all had talked about for $140... don't worry, it will be well taken care of.) I also found 4 of the original SeaDoo toy boats on there and bought them... LOL... as well as most of the issues of 1968 Popular Mechanics.

Anyway, the reason I originally posted...

The 1968 supposedly has the same 320 as the Ski-Doo Olympic. This may seem odd, but we don't have many snow mobiles in S. MS! My motor is complete, and turns over, but I have not tried to start it. Either way I figure it needs new seals and I'd like to have it rebuilt as much as possible.

My ideal situation would be to find someone who knows these motors and could professionally restore/rebuild mine. Could anyone on this site help point me in that right direction? I'm sure I could find all the parts for the rebuild myself, but I doubt neither of these machines have ever been worked on in MS, and I'd much rather go with a pro!

As a fellow Bombardier enthuasist, if there is any information I can help post or share I'd be more than willing to.

Thanks again in advance for everyones help! It will be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 01:13:31 PM »
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Welcome to the board !  I doo believe you just won the "furthest south" award.  You're not alone in Dixie . We have another board member, EricR, who lives near Savanah Georgia.  Eric is a mournfully misplaced Minnesotan.  You should be able to get any parts you need from some of the guys right here on the board. Check out the banner ads at the the top of the page. "goose" will have your gaskets and seals and probably anything else you'll need.  "vintage doo parts bin"  is also a great source for those items.  "Vintage Paint"  for all your paint needs.  Lots of advice to be had on this forum. Let's see some photos !
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 02:24:02 PM »
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Thanks for the welcome Joe. After leaving that question I did in fact start browsing the banner ads, and indeed did stumble across Goose.

I believe he will be able to help me the engine rebuild, as well as the seat (at least those for now!)

The Doo I bought had been listed a few times on eBay. Overall I'd say excellent condition, and I'm looking forward to a quick restore (I hope!)

As soon as I get to my home computer I'll post some pics. I hope in the future I can help provide others with info as well.

I had already asked 775 TnT (he goes by SeaFlash on Fiberglassics) if I could help him with the template for the rear vent, but he had other reasons for going with his design (plus his looks awesome).

Once again thanks for letting me join and share!
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 05:33:11 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 05:01:43 PM »
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Welcome James.

Glad to see you made it to the site. These guys are a wealth of info pertaining to anything Bombardier.

Hope to see pix of your 320 Sea Doo soon.

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1968 Sea Doo 320 (soft water Ski Doo)
1969 Ski Doo 371 Nordic
1970 Ski Doo 399 Nordic
1971 Ski Doo 399 Nordic
1972 Ski Doo 775 TnT
1966 Johnson Widetrack  (Whoops)
1971 Johnson Wide Track 30  (Whoops...again)
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 11:48:08 AM »
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Thanks again guys.

Quick question... how do I attach pics? When I select the tag this is all I see...[img][/img]

Any help?
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Re:1968 Sea-Doo Model 320
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 12:41:02 PM »
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Quote from: James Williams on September 28, 2012, 11:48:08 AM   


Quick question... how do I attach pics? When I select the tag this is all I see...[img][/img]


James,

Try this video after creating a Photobucket account. It's free.

Click Here


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1968 Sea Doo 320 (soft water Ski Doo)
1969 Ski Doo 371 Nordic
1970 Ski Doo 399 Nordic
1971 Ski Doo 399 Nordic
1972 Ski Doo 775 TnT
1966 Johnson Widetrack  (Whoops)
1971 Johnson Wide Track 30  (Whoops...again)
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 03:03:03 PM »
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Let's see if this works...









I am taking the SeaDoo next week to the best guy around here to see when he can do all the fiberglass work for me. I'll try and get some more detailed pictures then, and of course I will keep some of the restore!
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