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#16 EricFromPa OFFLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 04:23 PM

Yes 2 separate tracks but you have to turn the drive unit yourself to turn it.


Oh well that sucks.If it had some sort of steering breaks,I could see a tube frame sitting on top of those tracks.THAT would be AWESOME.
I guess it could be done but it takes the easy out of easy.


I'm working on an old 1976 Ski Doo Bombardier with a 440 Rotax replacing the 340 Rotax.Got it fired up this morning.Rebuilt the carb and ran new fuel lines inside the tank as they were rotted off.I'm not to fond of working on 2 stroke engines.What engines were in the Diablo Rouge?

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Oh well that sucks.If it had some sort of steering breaks,I could see a tube frame sitting on top of those tracks.THAT would be AWESOME.
I guess it could be done but it takes the easy out of easy.


I'm working on an old 1976 Ski Doo Bombardier with a 440 Rotax replacing the 340 Rotax.Got it fired up this morning.Rebuilt the carb and ran new fuel lines inside the tank as they were rotted off.I'm not to fond of working on 2 stroke engines.What engines were in the Diablo Rouge?


Hirth 54R Engine

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 08:46 AM

Great score!

Now all you need is one of these shirts:

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 09:16 AM

That is one cool machine. I didn't know such a thing existed. It sounds like it would be difficult to drive with no steering other than brute force from the operator. I was in the Polaris dealer the other day and the snowmobile has certainly changed a lot in the last 30yrs.

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 07:08 PM

That thing is awesome!!, how hard is it to find parts like the track?

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 07:26 PM

That thing is awesome!!, how hard is it to find parts like the track?


Not to hard there is a guy who deals in them.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 06:19 AM

Now you need to get this :thumbs:
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Posted November 10, 2011 - 08:19 AM

And find one of these to sew it on.
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