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mainestratman 01-29-2013 06:44 PM

Sweet Memories...
 
I have always wanted to find an old 75 Sno-Jet 440 F/A, cherry her out and give her to my Dad.

Every single day since he sold her back in 1983 or 84, he has regretted it.


cuzzinolaf 01-29-2013 07:09 PM

That is a nice looking sled. I still want to get something vintage to fix up and ride around on occasion.

mainestratman 01-29-2013 07:10 PM

That's the sled I learned how to drive on... and the sled that, according to my dad, damn near made me fatherless on many, many occasions.. lol

mainestratman 01-30-2013 09:35 AM

And thanks to the power of the internet, I found one... she's not in great shape, but certainly fixable. I talked the guy down to almost nothing for the sled (AND he's gonna deliver i! Ha!).

I can't even begin to tell you guys how friggin' excited I am about this project... it comes with an extra engine, I found windshields and decals and seat covers and paint codes and other parts.. it's gonna run a little spendy and would probably be cheaper for me to buy him a new sled, but the sentimental value alone is well worth whatever money I have to sink into it.

DirtylilWolfess 02-08-2013 11:21 PM

Gotta love those classic blue widowmakers! I spent countless hours being dragged behind mine!

mainestratman 02-10-2013 08:04 PM

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Well.. I found one and she's all mine and needs a TON of work, but I paid nearly nothing for a semi-operational sled and a "spare" rebuilt engine. The clutch has been rebuilt as well, so that rocks.

I haven't had time to really go over her yet, and even though I'm not convinced she's a '75, definitely close enough..

Gotmud 02-11-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by cuzzinolaf (Post 124062)
That is a nice looking sled. I still want to get something vintage to fix up and ride around on occasion.

You should have manned up and bought that Wankel from Darrel!!:showletter:


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