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Old 11-05-2018, 03:04 PM
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Default mccall 2019

I booked my room at holiday inn today. feb 18 two snow tracs . were really looking forward to seeing you all again.
have you done your yet?
all shown should be at it again this year.


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I need to correct this it is best western were staying at.
Best Western McCall 208-634-2230. Jessica is the manager
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I booked my room at holiday inn today. feb 18 two snow tracs . were really looking forward to seeing you all again.
have you done your yet?
all shown should be at it again this year.


hey, Jim VT (Vermont)

be great if you were able to get another 4 or 5 snow tracs, the best snow cat for the money, to come to mccall, be fun to see more snow tracs than tuckers..... and or even thiokols,

be the big cat

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hey, Jim VT (Vermont)

be great if you were able to get another 4 or 5 snow tracs, the best snow cat for the money, to come to mccall, be fun to see more snow tracs than tuckers..... and or even thiokols,

be the big cat
crazy woman
that would be good to have more attend. maybe it would be more all cat orientated than just tuckers. BUT then we all still have fun.

I've been towed by a tucker.
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that would be good to have more attend. maybe it would be more all cat orientated than just tuckers. BUT then we all still have fun.

I've been towed by a tucker.
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so it is crazy to say snow tracs are the best snow cat for the money or wanting to see more snow tracs at the mccall event?
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so it is crazy to say snow tracs are the best snow cat for the money or wanting to see more snow tracs at the mccall event?
no
were spreading the word to a few other owners on what is going on.
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were spreading the word to a few other owners on what is going on.
come on Jim Vermont (VT),

you got to shout it from the mountain tops, come one, come all snow trac owners, to the great summit of snow tracs, worlds largest gathering...

the best snow cat on the snow...

"the big Cat" on the mountain..

best snow cat for the money...

don't be a dinosaur in a tucker...be the kewl kid in a snow trac

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Maybe the oldest Snow Trac in the USA? Still have lots of work to do. I’ll try to bring the ol’ friction drive survivor up on a trailer to Little Ski Hill.

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Default Engine rebuild in progress

This one, a 1958 upgraded with big wheels, should have a fresh 1600 dual port installed , new LED lighting , wiring and fuel tank improvements and then ready to go for McCallin’ All Cats 2019. Yes, “Ran when Parked”
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You know,I Ran when Parked also,but as I get older I find some mornings its a lot harder to to get started most evenings I try to drink some good rum snake juice to make sure my oil doesn’t gel up in my sleep
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we got the broken steering box out . the end cap broke . now to weld or find an early vw steering box or endcap. McCall is getting closer but it should make it.

the green is the tractor lift . removing the transaxle.

vw steering box with broken end cap removed.
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You know,I Ran when Parked also,but as I get older I find some mornings its a lot harder to to get started most evenings I try to drink some good rum snake juice to make sure my oil doesn’t gel up in my sleep
Like many of the older rigs, I'm finding that occasionally (esp on the really cold days) I need a dose of ethanol down the throat to get it spinning those cold mornings.

The NAPA crap don't work. Seems Eagle Rare or Gentleman Jack works best for the 1962 cidertom model .
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Like many of the older rigs, I'm finding that occasionally (esp on the really cold days) I need a dose of ethanol down the throat to get it spinning those cold mornings.

The NAPA crap don't work. Seems Eagle Rare or Gentleman Jack works best for the 1962 cidertom model .
my starter froze every day at McCall one year. I used a little crank and it was good the rest of the day. I must have had everything correct because it started right up.
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Jim, you should edit your post. Meth is called crank.
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BigAl would be happy to see JimVT stepped up to take all the daggers :poke that used to go at him.
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i use the hand crank method of starting my vw motor that snow tracs use. after warming up and thawing the starter it worked fine.
hey,i have to be good i'm married to a retired cop.
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got the steering box back in with the welded cap on it


new metric sprockets on the transaxle


lifted it back in and started installing the variator

called it a night
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