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Old 08-02-2013, 01:32 AM
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Looks great as always... :)
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:23 PM
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Thanks NIK. Had it not been for the great work you already did, I probably would not have undertaken this. You designed one of the best looking cats around, (IMHO) and your documentation of the rebuild gave me confidence that it would be a good buy.
I can't wait to see what your next project will be.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:37 PM
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I got the brakes filled with fluid this morning, and they work great. Nice and solid. Got everything buttoned up, then I started going into snowcat withdrawal. What do I do now? So I put in a cup holder to ease the letdown.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:05 PM
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Pictures of the completed project.

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:46 PM
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Now it won't snow this winter.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: The continuing saga of Niksons 1402 IMP sn 129

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Now it won't snow this winter.

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hours sitting in my cat last fall looking for clouds
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:32 PM
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I drove the cat about a mile today in hot weather up the airport taxiway and back. Everything worked good. The cab did not get much above ambient temperature with the hot air vents closed. With them open there is a good amount of hot air for defrost and cabin heat. With the engine running, the air box barely gets warm. It gets hot when you shut the engine down from radiant and convective heat but you can still lay your hand on it. In cold weather I think it will be just right.

I pulled off the engine cover to give every thing a good look and retorque the manifold nuts. It should be good to go!

How long till winter???

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: The continuing saga of Niksons 1402 IMP sn 129

Had some free time so built a cargo sled for the cat. It is dimensioned to be able to carry 3 Rubbermaid 18 gallon containers. I didn't want to make it too big for weight and storage reasons.

Now we can carry even more crap to the cabin.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:31 PM
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Forgot the pictures of the sled.
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Default Re: The continuing saga of Niksons 1402 IMP sn 129

t problems I see is you should have put a swivel into the hitch or used a conventional pintle hitch and your ski stance is kind of narrow. craftsmanship is however a-1
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Default Re: The continuing saga of Niksons 1402 IMP sn 129

There is enough play in the hitch to tilt over 45 degrees each way. The sled will be used on a road that is mostly packed snow from other cats and snowmobiles, so I'm not too worried about that aspect since my cat travels at a blistering 15 mph (or less). A pintle hitch would be just too big for the size of the sled.

Indoor storage considerations dictated the width. I've also got a Harbor Freight receiver platform that we can use too, but that adds weight to the cat chassis.

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Old 08-13-2013, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: The continuing saga of Niksons 1402 IMP sn 129

Very nice!!! This cat looks great and even better is that fact that it is functional. Great job it is really fun to see these projects come together.
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Default Re: The continuing saga of Niksons 1402 IMP sn 129

what will happen is your sled will track in the cat tracks and will tip some. are you skis the same as your track width?
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