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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:27 PM

Another day of work on the ol' girl and she will be ready for the Standish, MI. vintage race this Saturday. We had a successful test last Saturday. Hope we are competitive.

1973 El Tiger 440 with some racing trickery!
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

Wish I could make it.... Also, Rose is off Friday so I won't be up then either it looks like.....
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:22 PM

View PostC-note, on 02 February 2015 - 07:59 PM, said:

Wish I could make it.... Also, Rose is off Friday so I won't be up then either it looks like.....


Wish you could make it. Wizard Racing is looking for a tuning tech! Posted Image After Saturdays test Jeff & I feel real good about this weekend. The 14th is Gladwin then the 21st is Marion. Hope she stays together for all three! Posted Image
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:09 AM

I want to go racing NOW! :trophy: Waiting is killin' me!
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 03:25 PM

Well it was an eventful day of racing. I got taken out in the heat race. Then on lap 7 of 8 in the final we blew the motor! Lead every lap in both races until things went sideways!

Start of the heat race. :eyes-poppin:
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Before 21 crossed over my skis in turn 3 causing me to roll the sled! :pulling-my-hair-out:
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We will miss the Gladwin race but hope to get it back together by the 21st for Marion. ;)
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Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:09 PM

View PostInsanecat, on 08 February 2015 - 04:25 PM, said:

Well it was an eventful day of racing. I got taken out in the heat race. Then on lap 7 of 8 in the final we blew the motor! Lead every lap in both races until things went sideways!

Start of the heat race. :eyes-poppin:
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Before 21 crossed over my skis in turn 3 causing me to roll the sled! :pulling-my-hair-out:
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We will miss the Gladwin race but hope to get it back together by the 21st for Marion. ;)



Ok, things went very well this week, got the crankshaft re-built, cleaned up the cylinders and new pistons. Fired it up today and after a little fuel issue we are racing tomorrow at Gladwin. The hood is beat up a bit but we have a racer again. Thanks to Mickey Maier at Mickey's Sleds Motorsports for having the OLD cat hi-fax in stock we are racing!

And thank you John for the new A.I.decals. The '73 El Tigre will wear them proud!

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 08:37 PM

The 440 Pro-X class sled in it's infancy. Going to be running 2 sleds this year.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 09:24 AM

View PostInsanecat, on 05 June 2015 - 10:37 PM, said:

The 440 Pro-X class sled in it's infancy. Going to be running 2 sleds this year.

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You may get more speed if you bevel the ends of those 2 x 4 's :snowmobile:
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:00 AM

View Postgseamen, on 12 June 2015 - 11:24 AM, said:

You may get more speed if you bevel the ends of those 2 x 4 's :snowmobile:


LOL, maybe so but with all the added stuff in front I don't think it's going to matter! :shock:

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And yup Rusty, that's your sled in the back ground. She misses you! :wub:

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 05:36 PM

Hey!! That welder box hadn't better be putting gouges or scratches in that 500 sitting there...!! :angry:

If it is... It's Blue speedo pic's for you brother!!! :whip:








































































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Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:05 PM

View PostC-note, on 27 June 2015 - 07:36 PM, said:

Hey!! That welder box hadn't better be putting gouges or scratches in that 500 sitting there...!! :angry:

If it is... It's Blue speedo pic's for you brother!!! :whip:






:lol:


Oh noooooo, not the BLUE speedoooooo! Oh don't worry brother, I'm taking good care of her, but she stills misses her dad! ;)
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Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:50 AM

:lol:

You try the tach/engine matchup combo yet?
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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:50 PM

View PostC-note, on 29 June 2015 - 07:50 AM, said:

:lol:

You try the tach/engine matchup combo yet?


No.Engine's not wired up yet nor ready to fire up. Got a few things yet to fab up on the chassis!
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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:40 PM

Get with it guys!! :whip:
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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:42 PM

View PostC-note, on 29 June 2015 - 09:40 PM, said:

Get with it guys!! :whip:


We are, we are! Worked for 4 hours tonight fitting the clutch guard and the bumper mounts. Hand building a snowmobile isn't easy Brother! :pulling-my-hair-out: But it's coming along! :snowmobile:
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Posted 18 July 2015 - 03:10 PM

Got the North Star skis and pair of Terry's spindles. Added a bumper. It's comming along, slow but sure.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 01:19 AM

Hmmmmm,,,, how you gonna pop the belt off using solid mounted belt guard? It's not a TEAM unit with L-key design for opening sheaves... (It's a reverse cam design)

In situations where quickness is of major importance, that could decide something prematurely.... VERY prematurely may I say.... :eyes-poppin:
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Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:23 PM

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Hmmmmm,,,, how you gonna pop the belt off using solid mounted belt guard? It's not a TEAM unit with L-key design for opening sheaves... (It's a reverse cam design)

In situations where quickness is of major importance, that could decide something prematurely.... VERY prematurely may I say.... :eyes-poppin:


Clearance was factored in my friend! That solid mounted belt guard was designed to protect the radiator if the belt fails. I'll get a side-view pic for you to ease your mind, but thanks for thinking of it. We also have a lower guard to protect the tie rod.
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 03:41 AM

Mmm-k......??? I was referring to being able to lift vertically on belt to QUICKLY open sheaves...
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 03:55 PM

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Mmm-k......??? I was referring to being able to lift vertically on belt to QUICKLY open sheaves...


Will this help? The top guard comes off for easy belt removal.


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The foot wells are the dammaged ones off my 900! Bumper is from my 580.
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