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1963 Ski -Doo chalet
« on: June 1, 2019, 08:03:50 AM »
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Started right up when I bought it last week -idled great. Guy said carb should be rebuilt.  One week later -nothing-wouldn't fire -squirted gas in carb and cylinder -no fire. No key or anything-right? could the button to shut it off be faulty?  Please advice -thanks.  One last thing,how do I determine what HP the motor is[Rotax]?
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« Reply #1 on: June 2, 2019, 05:56:28 AM »
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Ya 63s are pretty simple when it comes to wiring.  Not sure what engine you have though as a chalet wasn't until 65.  Regardless the first thing I would check (if the shorting button isn't stuck in) is just grabbing another spark plug and connecting it to the wire.  Lay it on the top of the engine and pull it over.  Can be any plug for this test.

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« Reply #2 on: June 2, 2019, 05:59:39 AM »
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Thanks -did check the plug I have spark.  How would I know if the kill button is stuck?  What model is it?  Thanks again
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Re:1963 Ski -Doo chalet
« Reply #3 on: June 2, 2019, 02:40:51 PM »
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I've never worked on any Doo that old, but my opinion is that if the kill button is stuck, you would not have spark.  And you do have spark, right?  If you have spark, then perhaps your not getting fuel/oil mixture.  If you are, then maybe it is flooded?  What does the plug look like?  Wet or dry?  If wet, keep it removed and pull it over a bunch of times to try to clear it out.  Then reinstall and try again.  Sometimes (I've read) bad plugs will not fire when under compression.  Also check your cylinder compression. Low compression will prevent it from starting.  But it would need to be pretty low.
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« Reply #4 on: June 3, 2019, 03:42:30 AM »
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Does the glove box in the center of the hood have a brass badge?  If so what are the letters/numbers on it?
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« Reply #5 on: June 3, 2019, 05:55:00 AM »
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serial #  37024
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Re:1963 Ski -Doo chalet
« Reply #6 on: June 6, 2019, 03:45:44 AM »
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Definitely a 63.  The museum has information on old sleds up to some 64s.  Try reaching out to them.  I did with my 63 and they told me what it was worth new, where it was sold and what the engine tag should be.  They can also get you specific engine info if you ask for it.  Some of this was available online in the past but they changed the museum website around.

https://www.museebombardier.com/recherche-et-demande-dinformation
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« Reply #7 on: June 6, 2019, 04:28:39 AM »
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Thanks-appreciate it.
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