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Default 1982 Bombardier BR100 BOMBI restoration complete

Hi, one month ago I finished the restoration of my snowcat. A 1982 Bombardier BR100. Before beginning I surfed the web for photos and informations and I did'nt find much on these Bombis so I tought that now I'm finished with it I could post photos of the course of the work and before and after the job that took me a year and a half. I would like to help others who would like to do something has 'crazy' as I did.
Since I'm stopped from working for sickness I have a lot of time to do that.

I wanted opinions if it was a good idea and if many peoples were interested and if I'm posting at the right place on this forum.
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We are always interested. Post away my friend!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:34 PM
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here are my first photos. My BR before with 1.6l 4cyl original Ford industrial engine with 4 speed manual tranny with cable clutch mechanism.
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Next photos of disassembly and parting out
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here are the photos of the mods. Engine swap from 1996 Ford Ranger 2.3l EFI with 5 speeds manual tranny yep manual, I prefered it for better reliability than automatic. It shifts very well and smooth from 1 to 5.
new hydraulic clutch drive mechanism also coming from the Ranger. shorten and balanced driving shaft, repositioned diff oil pump, repositioned tranny and engine mounts, repositioned radiators and oil filters.
changed the rad fan for a reversed one. Modified manifold.
Reinstalled the old hydraulic pump on new engine with flat belt pulley and new longer belt. Repainted chassis after welding and sandblasting. New carpetting and hydraulic hoses.
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a few more photos
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last photos for mechanical mods
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and then the harness of the Raner that I've epured and adapted to the BR. That step took around 40 hours of work and tests.
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photos before putting back the freshly repainted cab.
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photos of modified shifter, new fuse boxes and adapted Ranger gas pump and gauge in BR gaz tank.
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photos of new position of the battery, hydraulic oil tank and back-up signal.
Also muffler now on left side like a BR100+
rack on top and front protector.
Note that the engine compartment has been modified (longer)
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And now photos of interior. New upholstery and dash.
Doors, glasses and spots are back.
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now it's a br100 plus with the 2300 motor. i would love to test rrive it with that engine trans combo
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here is a photo of something I made to know easier the level of diff oil.
This photo was taken before paint and new upholstery,
I welded a dipstick on the diff cover and made marks
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And now photos of the final product including on the trailer after road tests.
No major problem just a few dings easy to fix
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now it's a br100 plus with the 2300 motor. i would love to test rrive it with that engine trans combo
Exactly BR100+ but with manual tranny. It's very strong almost twice hp's and torque. Altough it stays a work machine, slow but strong and a bit noisy when pushed.
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heres a link on youtube of a short video at winter cabin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZXnvatJnHA

I started in 2nd gear, shifted in 3 then in 4th.
Nice sound ehh?
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Nice work. Looks like a million bucks.
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Fantastic job !
That wiring harness looks like a nightmare to deal with.
Congrats on a job well done
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