1970 Sno Pony Colt
Posted on 06/30/15 at 02:17 PM

Posted July 31, 2011115

The WAAAM is next weekend, so I best be getting it done.


I have the track in, the secondary clutch, the seat ready, and most of the steering.  The track has issues, so I did some repairs.  By winter I plan to install a spliced Ski-doo track.  The drivers match up perfectly with the 15" tracks that Ski-doo used of decades.  

I needed to paint some other parts. Tomorrow they will be dry enough to install.  My plan is have it completely done by this coming Sunday including installing the new decals I had made from Frank Sadlon of E-Graphics.  They look really good!

I discovered that the sled is actually a 1970, because of the seat.  These guys did not change much over the years.

The original track was replaced with this Wolverine track.  Not much of a track, so it will have to be replaced before any serious riding.

The track installed.

The secondary clutch, and drive chain back in.

Started reinstalling the steering system.  Tomorrow the front skis will go in.  I will also install some wheels so we can take it around the show.

Got a great deal on a new OEM seat off eBay.  I had to repair the snaps by sewing in new material so I could attached them to the seat.  

Installed the new engine decal.  Looks SWEET!  

Last of the parts that need paint.  The fiberglass I plan to only touch up where I repaired some cracks, and buff.   

Posted 7/10/2015

Today I sanded out the rust areas, then rust treated, primed, and painted the tunnel.  I will let it sit a week while I work on the skis and suspension.  I plan to have the front suspension and skis repaired and painted this weekend.  After that the rear suspension, and start putting it back together.

Posted July 4, 2015

Making good progress.  Have the engine and clutch cleaned, painted and back together.  Then I took the rest of the tunnel apart.  

Next is start cleaning the suspension pieces then paint.  After that the tunnel work starts.  

Posted 6-30-2015

Started working on this 1969 Sno Pony Colt with the 134 cc Chrysler reed-valve engine.  

Posted 6-28-2015

The motor that is rated to get up to 10-hp.  A lot of go for such a small engine.  Since the sled is only around 150 lbs the weight to hp ratio is very good.  The goal is to have it ready for rides at our WAAAM show at Hood River in August.  I am thinking it will be a fun ride for the little ones.

She was dirty, dirty, dirty. frown  Anyone who has restored an old sled knows a lot of grease and grime can be a good-thing by saving an it from rust.

I scrapped off most of the grime, sprayed a degreaser and let it soak.  After a-bit I moved it outside to gave it a much needed cleaning with a pressure washer.  Turned out the grime was a good-thing!  The metal and paint were in nice shape.

The carburetor had a thick coat of greasy-grime on the outside.  After I got all that off I took it a part.  There was some dirt behind the screen but inside it was nice.  

There was no spark.  I suspected the points were corroded.  When I went to remove the flywheel I found there are no holes for my flywheel puller.  Using good old YouTube I learned how to do get it off by using a small hammer and screw driver.  Lightly tap-tap-tap; lightly pry-pry-pry and patiently it popped off.  Once off I checked the points and as expected; corroded.  After cleaning, filing, and lubed the cam I gave the motor a spin with the flywheel on.  Now there is a bright blue spark. yes  I checked the timing and it was right.  I believe I have a runner.  

I cleaned the cover, and engine mount then painted.  Working now to get a new engine decal from Engineered Graphics.

I removed the clutch.  This is like the old Ski-doos that are threaded on.  It is nice shape.  There was very little dirt or rust, and the springs still have the original paint.  All it needs now is to re-paint on the cover.

I got what I thought were two Sno Pony's and a 1973 Massey Ferguson WT400 in a trade.  Now I am thinking the second on is a Wolverine.  It is red and has a Wolverine track. I will use tit for parts.    It is not in the best of shape, but it will be useable after some repair.

I will add more as I move along.  I am putting pictures on the club's Photo Bucket site: http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/library/Members%20Restorations/Sno%20Pony?sort=9&page=1

 

 

 


an style="font-size:9px">Posted July 4, 2015

 

Making good progress.  Have the engine and clutch cleaned, painted and back together.  Then I took the rest of the tunnel apart.  

Next is start cleaning the suspension pieces then paint.  After that the tunnel work starts.  

 

Started working on this 1969 Sno Pony Colt with the 134 cc Chrysler reed-valve engine.  

Posted 6-28-2015

The motor that is rated to get up to 10-hp.  A lot of go for such a small engine.  Since the sled is only around 150 lbs the weight to hp ratio is very good.  The goal is to have it ready for rides at our WAAAM show at Hood River in August.  I am thinking it will be a fun ride for the little ones.

She was dirty, dirty, dirty. frown  Anyone who has restored an old sled knows a lot of grease and grime can be a good-thing by saving an it from rust.

I scrapped off most of the grime, sprayed a degreaser and let it soak.  After a-bit I moved it outside to gave it a much needed cleaning with a pressure washer.  Turned out the grime was a good-thing!  The metal and paint were in nice shape.

The carburetor had a thick coat of greasy-grime on the outside.  After I got all that off I took it a part.  There was some dirt behind the screen but inside it was nice.  

There was no spark.  I suspected the points were corroded.  When I went to remove the flywheel I found there are no holes for my flywheel puller.  Using good old YouTube I learned how to do get it off by using a small hammer and screw driver.  Lightly tap-tap-tap; lightly pry-pry-pry and patiently it popped off.  Once off I checked the points and as expected; corroded.  After cleaning, filing, and lubed the cam I gave the motor a spin with the flywheel on.  Now there is a bright blue spark. yes  I checked the timing and it was right.  I believe I have a runner.  

I cleaned the cover, and engine mount then painted.  Working now to get a new engine decal from Engineered Graphics.

I removed the clutch.  This is like the old Ski-doos that are threaded on.  It is nice shape.  There was very little dirt or rust, and the springs still have the original paint.  All it needs now is to re-paint on the cover.

I got what I thought were two Sno Pony's and a 1973 Massey Ferguson WT400 in a trade.  Now I am thinking the second on is a Wolverine.  It is red and has a Wolverine track. I will use tit for parts.    It is not in the best of shape, but it will be useable after some repair.

I will add more as I move along.  I am putting pictures on the club's Photo Bucket site: http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/library/Members%20Restorations/Sno%20Pony?sort=9&page=1

 

 

 

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