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#1 IHCubCadet147 ONLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2021 - 02:34 PM

A friend of my dads gave me 2 snowmobiles. One was my dads, the other one was his. They have been sitting outside unused for 5+ years. They look rough, but they should both clean up nice. 
 

I got the first one last night, a 1987 Polaris Indy Sport 340, I’m going back for my dads old one tonight. I cleaned the carbs and fuel tank and it runs on starting fluid, but is not getting enough fuel to stay running. I’m going to check the fuel pump and in-line filter tonight, and hopefully get to take it for a test drive before all the snow melts. Other than being covered in algae, it doesn’t look too bad. Needs a windshield, the hood has a few cracks but nothing major, and there are a few holes chewed in the seat. I may fix this one up and sell it, depends on how much I like it. I’ll post better pictures when I get it outside. 
 

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Posted January 05, 2021 - 06:02 PM

Since it's a Polaris, I'd sell it too! Parts are expensive from those folks!


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Posted January 05, 2021 - 06:32 PM

awesome i built a custom snowmobile for a customer once never had a name brand one nice find.


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Posted January 06, 2021 - 10:04 AM

Since it's a Polaris, I'd sell it too! Parts are expensive from those folks!

Snowmobiling in general is expensive. The other one is a Polaris too. 

 

awesome i built a custom snowmobile for a customer once never had a name brand one nice find.

Cool, have any pictures?


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Posted January 06, 2021 - 01:36 PM

Snowmobiling in general is expensive. The other one is a Polaris too. 

 

Cool, have any pictures?

sorry no i don't photograph customers projects.


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Posted January 07, 2021 - 01:57 PM

I got the second one last night, a 1995 Indy XLT Special 600. My dad bought it from a friend, who bought it new, around 2000, then he sold it to this guy around 2010. After sitting outside, it’s hard to believe it is even the same one. My dad and the original owner both took really good care of it, it was immaculate besides the hood being fixed and repainted after my dad wrecked it. The seat is destroyed, all the plastic is brittle, the clear coat is peeling on the hood. Being the 40th anniversary year, and the first snowmobile of any manufacturer to have long travel suspension, it has to be worth something in nice condition. I plan on making it nice again, but for now I’m just going to get it running to ride it around for the rest of the season. It should hopefully only need the carburetors (all 3 of them) cleaned to run, but I have to finish the other one first since I only have enough room for one in the garage now. I think the other one needs a fuel pump, I’m going to get one tonight and hopefully have it running. I may also be getting a quad from this guy now too, but I’m going to work on these first. I don’t imagine that’s in any better shape. Here’s a few pictures. 
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Posted January 09, 2021 - 09:29 PM

I tried (unsuccessfully) to take the blue one for a ride today. Made it around the house twice then it stalled, not getting enough gas. It would run with the front end pointed down hill, but not uphill. It eventually started and ran long enough to get back to the garage. I guess I have to wait for my fuel pump rebuild kit, should be here Tuesday, then try again if we still have snow. I thought it might be ok since it ran good in the garage last night, then started on the first pull today.

 

I also figured out why the brakes didn’t work. 
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I scraped out as much as I could, then flushed it with brake cleaner and fresh brake fluid. Luckily it didn’t get into the lines, it was all up top. 
 

I also found some old pictures of my dad’s. 
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Yes, that was me when I was like 2.

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And this one was after a bridge collapsed while my dad was going over it. His two friends made it over...

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