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Old 10-20-2009
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Default My Ultra-lite build

While the IQr sits in pieces waiting for me to put it all back together(note to self, count how many rivets I need when I get home and PM rich) I feel the need to once again start another build. This one os going to be a little different though.....

I'm not going after horsepower, handling or a plush ride. This build is all about Cheap and Light.

I took my gf snowmobiling for her first time last year and she really liked it even though she almost fell off my rmk backwards the first time she tried to ride it on her own. So this year I want to try and find something a little more "tame" for her to ride and something that I can take her backwoods riding with. And something that when she gets stuck, it won't be too hard to lift out. My goal is 300lb dry.


Early 90's Indy Wedge chassis
488 or 550 fan engines (spares for porting and whatnot)
cromoly trailing arms
SLP ultra-light skis
AL radius rods
cromoly steering hoop
cromoly steering post
light weight hood w/minimal gauges
walmart fog lights
light weight seat/gas tank
custom tunnel extension
ultra-lite sks/rmk 136/144 suspension
144x1.25 track
custom pipes
intake modification
better carbs
gear down
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Even though I'm only looking at using a 60ish HP engine, in a light weight chassis it should be plenty of power for around here.
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do you think one of those small fans will be bale to A) turn a 144 and B) wont over heat trying to
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600 CC liquid cooled twin bill
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That's what I'm gonna find out

How much more does the 600small block weigh compared to a 488 fan?
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Indy400/440 would be the way to go. Still lightweight but alot more power than a fc engine will make.
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Dry weight 2002 indy classic 550 fan vs 600

485lb vs 511lb+10lb coolant
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I was thinking one of the 440sp's out of the xcr440's in the mid 90's.
i had one as a spare sled and had all kinds of power to move me nad still have a ball on it, should have no issues spinning a 144
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I also vote for the xcr 440. you should be able to find a wedge 440 liquid for less than a grand easily.
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I'm gonna try and find a sled for under $500, not 1000...

I'll look and see what I can find and then go from there for an engine
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Weight of an 86 Indy400 is 400 pounds.
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^^^hmmm, I'll see if I can't find anything before thanksgiving.

This is a lot easier working this out through a thread rather than in my head, so you guys are just gonna have to bear with me when I keep switching my plans back and forth. I just realized I have my 440IQr engine I've wanted to sell......i could just use that lol
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Fuck yeah dude, that's the engine you need!!
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now your talking, that fucker will have more then enough to spin a 144!!! and easier to get perf. parts
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you cant go wrong w/the raw hp of a 1973 artic cat panther 340,plus there wicked light
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Might still be able to grab that wankel?
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Find a lc wedge chassis and throw that 440 in it. Keep the HC domes in it and make her pay for the gas...
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If any of you guys run across a dirt cheap chassis in the UP, upper WI or even the lower let me know
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How about a free one? I have the tunnel from my 96 rxl I was going to throw on my scrap steel pile. I have a belly pan for it, one that you'd be proud of lol.
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I was thinking of a chassis for a 440 or 500 twin
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Just throwing it out there, Dirty_Harry didn't want it either lol. Shit I thought the swiss cheese belly pan would be the selling point for you lol.
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This sled really isn't going to be for me though, it has to "look pretty" when I'm done lol

And now that I remembered something else, I have another big block motor plate. So if I can't find a small block chassis cheap enough a big block chassis would work perfectly.
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Not another lipstick sled?
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This is gonna be my backup/gf's sled. Like I said in the first post, I want to build something she can hand on to and I can dig out easily.
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Oh shit, I've heard it all now.
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