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« Reply #40 on: February 6, 2013, 02:17:52 AM »
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Quote from: FirstNation on February  4, 2013, 11:08:51 AM   

If for no other reason I had to join the forum just to tell you that is insanely beautiful work you've done in every regard. Time and patience, key to an end result like that. I've saved all your pics as inspiration. Congrats.


Wow, thanks firstnation, that's quite a compliment ! Flattery will get you everywhere, welcome to the board

This project is now just a stone's throw from the finish line, all that remains is to wire the lights and key switch.

Here's some photos of the modifications I've made to the sled...

I used bike cable and jackets for the throttle and brake, drilled and tapped into the fan housing for the lower throttle cable clamp.



The decompressor bracket had to be moved down the steering support loop a couple of inches to avoid contact with the underside of the glovebox. The original position of the bracket is visible directly above the drive belt



The 1970 steering support loop was mounted to the chassis by drilling through the angle iron and welding a bolt from the inside out creating a stud. We initially welded the steering support loop to the chassis but that was a mistake so I grinded off the welds and started over. A welded loop leaves no adjustment at the top end which I needed later to line the steering column up correctly. Also a welded loop makes painting much more difficult.  It really should be a bolt-on part. The head of the bolt ran slight interference with the motor mount cross bar on both sides. I put in on the bench grinder, rounded it off a bit and thinned it out underneath so that it would seat snug on the rubber donut.



Because I wanted a removable cab I installed 1970 cabin latches, also had to notch out the bottom of the cab to clear the bumper bolts.



The forward support bar to the steering system is 5/8ths inch flat stock. I had to put a bend then twist in the end of it to make it flush with the filler neck support brace. The flex hose on the filler neck was necessary because once the support braces were installed the filler neck was completely rigid and prevented the cab from being mounted...one of those little surprises I didn't anticipate.



The top of the forward support fits nicely underneath the collar of the steering column, it also provides a convenient place to anchor the brake cable.



It looks pretty happy for a 47 year old heap, that Spaulding bumper and rubber trim make it smile





Fired up the engine for the first time last night, lots of nice blue smoke.
We have a snow storm forecast for the weekend, just might get a few photos out on the white.

Thanks to all you guys on the board here who helped out on this project with parts and advice. As always, I couldn't have done it without you.  Thanks to Scott Tompkins for his hands on help and a lot of the great photos.

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64: Alpine. 66 Olympique. 67 Alpine. 70: 12/3, 335. 71: 292, 775, No-dick 399, Valmont, Auto-ski Torrino 440.  72: 340, 440, 775, No-dick 440. 73: elan 250T.  75 Racoon Elan. 78 Olympique 340. 83 Yamaha Bravo
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« Reply #41 on: February 6, 2013, 02:29:29 AM »
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Nice job Larry, got me pumped!!
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« Reply #42 on: February 6, 2013, 03:35:36 AM »
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Great job


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« Reply #43 on: February 6, 2013, 05:21:45 AM »
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OH MY!!!

It's gorgeous! Get some pics of it on the snow .. I want it for my computer desktop wallpaper 
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« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2013, 07:17:43 PM »
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SOOOOOOOOO JOEOLY DID THE 66 GET IT'S TRACK IN THE SNOW?????

OR IS IT HOLDING DOWN TODAYS NEWSPAPER
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« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2013, 07:21:07 PM »
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Nope, sorry to say it didn't get out. It still needs some tuning. I didn't get out either, blew my knee out digging out the sleds to go for a ride. Bummer of a Sunday 
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64: Alpine. 66 Olympique. 67 Alpine. 70: 12/3, 335. 71: 292, 775, No-dick 399, Valmont, Auto-ski Torrino 440.  72: 340, 440, 775, No-dick 440. 73: elan 250T.  75 Racoon Elan. 78 Olympique 340. 83 Yamaha Bravo
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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2013, 07:25:22 PM »
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WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!  30 INCHES OF  SNOW AND YA WERE STUCK INSIDE THE HOUSE

HOPE YA DOOOING BETTER NOW YETI
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« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2013, 03:58:49 PM »
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Im impressed very nice!
And i dont generally like really purrty sleds
but this one is Sweet!

hats off to you
because what it looked like before!
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« Reply #48 on: March 4, 2013, 06:58:13 PM »
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Awsome! 
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« Reply #49 on: March 4, 2013, 07:14:09 PM »
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Thanks Larry, us Larrys gotta stick together 
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Awsome! 


Totally awesome!
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« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2013, 03:04:41 PM »
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Gorgeous restoration!!!
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« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2013, 05:44:24 AM »
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You project fires up the drive within.. thanks for posting, beauty of a sled.
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Quote from: skiroule71 on March 21, 2013, 03:04:41 PM   

Gorgeous restoration!!!


Not a "restoration" as much as a "Ski Doo should have done it this way" job. Incorporating features found on later machines, yet retaining the looks of the '66.  Going to incorporate some of these things on my '67, steering support, removable cab etc.
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  Going to incorporate some of these things on my '67, steering support, removable cab etc.


Right on Eric, you won't be sorry.  The 70 steering loop and cabin latches are the perfect fix...authentic ski doo parts intended for that purpose with very little modification
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64: Alpine. 66 Olympique. 67 Alpine. 70: 12/3, 335. 71: 292, 775, No-dick 399, Valmont, Auto-ski Torrino 440.  72: 340, 440, 775, No-dick 440. 73: elan 250T.  75 Racoon Elan. 78 Olympique 340. 83 Yamaha Bravo
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« Reply #55 on: April 2, 2013, 03:27:09 PM »
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Nice work! I completely understand the reluctant participant aspect. Its called o.c.d. and it works well for me. Keep up the nice work!
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« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2013, 07:35:26 AM »
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Wow , professional job !
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« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2013, 06:17:23 PM »
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Very sharp indeed!
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« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2013, 08:45:34 PM »
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Looking very nice!
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« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2013, 06:27:23 PM »
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Hey Joe. How did you go about cleaning up the engine? You mentioned wire wheel, did you find that it scratched the jug and head at all?
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