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'OK, my big question is, I want to know if I should get the engines in good running order before I tear into everything else!?

Maybe someone who has restored a machine could give me there opinion as to order in which I should attack things.

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TRICKPaint said:
'OK, my big question is, I want to know if I should get the engines in good running order before I tear into everything else!?

Maybe someone who has restored a machine could give me there opinion as to order in which I should attack things.

Thank-you!
That's what I plan in doing. I "aquired" a 1976 John Deere Cyclone that I hope to get back in decent shape. Probable not a restore, but a good recovery. There is some really good vintage info at the link below:

http://your_addresshttp://vintagesleds.com

 

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meierjn said:
TRICKPaint said:
'OK, my big question is, I want to know if I should get the engines in good running order before I tear into everything else!?

Maybe someone who has restored a machine could give me there opinion as to order in which I should attack things.

Thank-you!
That's what I plan in doing. I "aquired" a 1976 John Deere Cyclone that I hope to get back in decent shape. Probable not a restore, but a good recovery. There is some really good vintage info at the link below:

http://your_addresshttp://vintagesleds.com

I'm like you I think. Not a total restoration, but good running condition and looking good. Thanks for those links. I'll check them out.
 

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Snowmobile Vehicle Winter sport Snow Sled

I'm down to just 4 vintage sleds.
All of them are in nice shape, not perfect, there "good riders"

I really dont want a trailer queen, I know somthing will happen to it.

I wanted to buy a mercury sled like this, (minus all the bell and whistles..LOL) and have you paint it like the robot on Futerama.
 

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Snowmobile Vehicle Winter sport Snow Sled

I'm down to just 4 vintage sleds.
All of them are in nice shape, not perfect, there "good riders"

I really dont want a trailer queen, I know somthing will happen to it.

I wanted to buy a mercury sled like this, (minus all the bell and whistles..LOL) and have you paint it like the robot on Futerama.
LOL... It does look like Bender[:D]
 

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TRICKPaint said:
'OK, my big question is, I want to know if I should get the engines in good running order before I tear into everything else!?

Maybe someone who has restored a machine could give me there opinion as to order in which I should attack things.

Thank-you!
Its all up to the restorer, and how you approach it. I always check the compression of the motor and if it will fire off of squirtin gas in carb. Then I would tear into the sled itself, go through motor on the bench at a later time. If the motor has major problems, check to see if it is farely easy to find parts first. Depends on how much $$$ you want to put into it, and if it is gonna be a show sled or a vintage rider. You got some pics?? I wanna see it!!
 

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SnowAttitude said:
Snowmobile Vehicle Winter sport Snow Sled

I'm down to just 4 vintage sleds.
All of them are in nice shape, not perfect, there "good riders"

I really dont want a trailer queen, I know somthing will happen to it.

I wanted to buy a mercury sled like this, (minus all the bell and whistles..LOL) and have you paint it like the robot on Futerama.
It needs to say on it somewhere... "Kiss my shiney metal ass" (one of Benders favorite quotes)
 

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