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Post  NEW222 on Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:25 pm

So today my dad and I came down to watch some ice oval snowmobile racing in Strathcona, Minnesota. Had a blast met a bunch of great people, then the racing started. While my dad is not into anything rc or plane related, he will listen to me. So I was just rambling on about my latest engine acqusitions when a race started. I noticed something very ironic and I HAD to take a picture to share with you all here......
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:31 pm

Funny, those look like vintage machines. Do they have a vintage class?
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Post  NEW222 on Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:59 pm

Yes, there was a bunch of older vintage stull like the TX pictured. Mostly twins, but there was a class for single cylinder relics 1969 and later, then a bunch in the 70's and early 80's. Then there was some newer machines as well. I have the race schedule somewhere upstairs. I like the newer stuff, as I have friends racing them, but the old stuff is always more interesting to me. I also have a few vintage sleds as well. Sorry I do not have any better pictures but with teh snow dust today it was hard to get any good pictures, other than in teh pits, but I wanted to take action pictures instead. Lesson learned!
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:29 pm

Pretty cool. A good way to have fun. No snow sleds in Oklahoma. Neutral
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:05 am

An "049" snow mobile hey? Cool.
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Post  fredvon4 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:03 am

When we lived in Minnesota mid 60s dad finally bought the family a snow mobile...a late 50s SkiDoo with single front ski and weak single cyl Kohler engine.....I was now teen age and Rupp 400s and such FAST machines were all over the neighborhood.....embarrassed to meet my chums on my weezer yellow blue smoker....


Ever tie your dad's 75' ski tow rope to the back and tow brother on a saucer over a 4 foot built up snow jump so fast he went over 15 feet in the air...to come down on his head and break a collar bone?.... I did...I still don't walk right
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:30 pm

A Cox Snowmobile, maybe the only variation that Cox did not build.

Neat picture Chancey.

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Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:52 pm

Actually Bob, they did. I have some of one here, but it is broken and missing parts, and will probably remain that way. However it is still nice to have. This is not mine, but rather a picture I found online.
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:53 pm

NEW222 wrote:Actually Bob, they did. I have some of one here, but it is broken and missing parts, and will probably remain that way. However it is still nice to have. This is not mine, but rather a picture I found online.
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I'm glad I said "maybe". Smile

I would like to see how the engine is placed.

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Post  Jason_WI on Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:02 pm

From the parts catalog available under instruction sheets link from the side bar.

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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:17 pm

Thanks Jason, a resource I keep forgetting about.

I have a couple of things I want to contribute there.

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Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:18 pm

Well, I am definately missing many parts, and probably the most scarce, the track. However, one day I may start looking for parts, but I am sure will be pricy with what I am assuming is the fact not a whole lot were produced. Anyways, here is mine as it sits.
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Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:19 pm

And thanks jason for the link to the file.
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:30 pm

NEW222 wrote:Well, I am definately missing many parts, and probably the most scarce, the track. However, one day I may start looking for parts, but I am sure will be pricy with what I am assuming is the fact not a whole lot were produced. Anyways, here is mine as it sits.
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Status: Working on many, finishing even less.................... Smile

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Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:02 pm

That's a good catch! See, it is true! Very Happy I will just keep it as is for now, and just let it roll. Ya never know that when one is not looking for it, it will show up.... I got this one by word of mouth many years ago. I know it wasn't much, but when I heard of it, I said yes I had to have it without thinking of asking about condition. Some pieces of teh track were there, but they were pieces, and hard as a rock, so out they went....
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Post  Jason_WI on Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:40 pm

NEW222 wrote: Some pieces of teh track were there, but they were pieces, and hard as a rock, so out they went....

Sad

Did you keep any pieces? I can 3D print flexible filament called ninjaflex. One cross section of the track to get the gear pitch, width, and any external features could have been recreated. The overall diameter could have been adjusted to get the correct fit.
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Post  NEW222 on Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:39 am

Thank you Jason for chiming in and willing to help. But no, unfortunately, I did not keep any pieces of it, as this was many years ago. And quite honestly, I would never have thought that it would be possible to print such. Thank you again for your time.
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Post  DrCox on Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:12 pm

NEW222 wrote:Well, I am definately missing many parts, and probably the most scarce, the track. However, one day I may start looking for parts, but I am sure will be pricy with what I am assuming is the fact not a whole lot were produced. Anyways, here is mine as it sits.
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NEW222,

I'm late to the game as usual from when this thread was started.

I received mine as a Christmas present back in Dec. 1973. Never ran it, just enjoyed the fantastic craftsmanship.

It appears that some of the parts you displayed may have never been associated with the Ski Doo Silver Bullet, such as the fan assembly that is probably out of the Cox Dune Buggy.

Therefore, I took some pics of mine to help identify what may be missing on the inside of yours. Jason's exploded view is an enormous help.

Here are some of the NOS rollers from Larry that possibly may help. Can't tell what you have from the image you posted.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153302799356

Also here is an engine, for I can't see what's inside of your model.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/183697223971

All pricey, yes; however buying parts now may be cheaper that buying them later. Your call.

Enjoy the 46 year old dust accumulation on the following pictures. HTH.

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Post  NEW222 on Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:15 pm

Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing yours and your pictures. I will probably not ever get this one going, but one just never knows. It was not something I had planned on restoring either. I think I will just leave it in its natural beauty and tell its story of how it was played with. However, if something shold ever come up, I may re-consider. There is more missing and not broken than I have here.
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