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  1. Cidertom

    It finally happened, HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS, ONLINE

    Just when prices were coming back into reason from the other article, this happens....
  2. Cidertom

    LMC 1500 Track Repair (in the field).

    I carry three pieces of track material which are large enough to span 2 grousers on each side of a potential tear. I also have the knowledge that my bolts can be removed in the field with what I carry. use the grouser bolts to add the band aids (no TM infringement intended) across the tear and...
  3. Cidertom

    1500 blade

    May not be electrical. Air trapped in the system can cause weird actions. The cushioning effect of air can give the ram a stick-slip effect. So Hydraulic fluid is forced in, but, there is an air bubble in the ram. If the cylinder is sticky, or the mechanism is sticky, or there is a...
  4. Cidertom

    Snow Trac Tire Replacement

    when I got my trac two of the tires were dunlop 130/90-16 front motorcycle they held up. the other two were knobby dirt bike treads which caught the guides.
  5. Cidertom

    Snow Trac Tire Replacement

    That's the tires I use. they have done a great job for me. The shape works real well in the guides. You must get a offset valve on the tube. while the centered valve can work, it will cause the tube to twist which can cause failure. Note also you must have the tire warm to mount it. like 80...
  6. Cidertom

    New Year’s 2022 resolutions

    Nowhere does it say "New Years Resolutions" must be "good". Just sayin.
  7. Cidertom

    sno(w) cat serenade, SV2022

    Nor could Timberline's yesterdays guests leave. I hope they have special rates for snowbound. Hotel California, meet The Shining
  8. Cidertom

    KT-3 dry sump oil system

    Not to hijack the Kristi thread, but I did an oil cooler mod in my ST4. I wasn't having cylinder over temp, but my oil temp kept getting near/at max sustained. Cylinder temps (#1,3) stayed about where they were last season, but my oil temp was much lower during testing last weekend. If...
  9. Cidertom

    Snowcat storage/parking in winter

    Word of caution. If you park your machine on snow after a long run, the melt from the tracks can cause them to freeze to the ground. I usually stop short, wait for things to cool down (but not freeze solid) then park. When you get ready to start out, be real gentle until you are certain the...
  10. Cidertom

    Headlights on LMC 1500 keep blowing fuse?

    Couple of things to look at when you find the fuse block. Is the fuse just melted, or did it "blow" and the arc coated the inside of the fuse with the metal? THe second case indicated a true short. the first is an oveload. Next look at what ever is holding the fuse. see if the treminals are...
  11. Cidertom

    Where to get new track bands and parts for Bombardier?

    "pattern for an SV-200 has grousers spaced at 3.875" inches and I think it should be 3.75 based upon my measurements and the attached documentation with hand written notes from Prinoth." 0.1 Inch is not huge, nor is it worth ignoring. However, if they have been producing with that spacing...
  12. Cidertom

    LMC 1500 Rear differential fluid

    5a, don't be in a hurry at this point. depending on viscosity, temperature, the filling of the drop boxes may be slowed down. Give it a chance.
  13. Cidertom

    Not Seeing the "Value"

    Maybe it doesn't have an engine or transmission?
  14. Cidertom

    for the DMC owners out there

  15. Cidertom

    SV200 differential service

    Many have drove worse, for longer. Keep the work up getting it "right" but don't let that scare you from having some fun. Going out with others is the best bet if you can.
  16. Cidertom

    1989 Tucker 1644c

    Those look like turbos on the end of the pipes. If in good condition they qualify in place of arrestors.
  17. Cidertom

    not fair: Hawaii getting snow, but not us

  18. Cidertom

    AKTIV Snow Master ST4B Carburetor Rebuild

    great resource, and thank you for posting. I ran into the difference issues early in my ownership. lucky my local guru had a carb from a sawmill that fit. My new engine is a traditional "bug" 1600. but it's a real issue with the industrial series.
  19. Cidertom

    LMC 1500 Grouser Nuts

    BTW, if anyone wants to copy the design and do production feel free. I just want acknowledgement and a royalty of a stout beer per unit.