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    1973 Tucker Sno Cat 1443 New to Me

    just a thought....i have removed many of those disconnects/ cable ends and trashed them ........ on cars, truck , jeeps etc , the vibration causes them to loosen up quite easily and create starting issues, good quality cables at least 2 gauge or more and a cat switch would be my recommendation / ;)
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    Using semi/synthetic oil in Snow Trac

    i run valvoline vr1 oil in all my air cooled vws , i used to run rotella 15-40 but they reformulated that and removed most of the zinc etc
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    Astro van cat conversion

    personally id drop a junkyard ls motor in there with a fresh set if lifters/oil pump/rod bolts and never look back.......anything earlier than a vortec seems to not like constant load/rpm without pushing oil out everywhere ....... at least in the boat world
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    i welded a wire wheel to a long piece of 3/8 rod and used a drill to make sure the frame rails were clean inside/ chased them out w air hose, coated sleeve and frame w cold galvanized spray, they went in pretty easily with a block and a sledgehammer/ having the rails straight is the key , the...
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    ST4 f Brake drum.

    my machine came with steel plate sprocket hubs and inboard brakes, my axle tubes are also steel , maybe it would be best to go this route? mine is an alex maclarty rig
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    Too enthousiastic

    careful that sander digs in hard and fast, i did it to one of my buses a while back, a nice even grind all the way around and blend in , i got a little too close to the starter bushing on this one but i run either automatic vw starters or the aftermarket reduction unit so that doesnt matter;)
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    Too enthousiastic

    do yourself a favor and grind the tranny for a 12v flywheel, it takes about 10 minuts with an angle grinder and a 60 grit 3" rolock sander disk
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    your turn signals are awesome..... wish i could find a set, i did find lenses for those on ebay germany theres a pic in my steering wheel wanted thread in the for sale wanted section
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    wtb st4 steering wheel and directional sw

    i thought about that.... do you think it will make any difference on ride quality or noise/ vibration
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    front fender arches were bent to hell , after fighting with those i cut the shit out of them and made them all equal
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    started building new luggage rails, used 1" .095 tubing for a little added strength and thats what i had a die availible for, built it a little different than original using one straight long piece and cutting the uprights instead/ spent extra time notching all the tubes tacked it all together...
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    wtb st4 steering wheel and directional sw

    just 400-4 continental sc10 solid forklift tires/ i have 6 i will be replacing them with all pneumatic aircraft tires and keeping one for an emergency tire / they are heavy
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    i wrestled with these for a while yesterday, i lubed them up good, installed the first bead, added a very small amount of air to tube just enough so it wasnt completely under vaccum,i spread the tire out slipped tube in, lined up the stem with hole, then mounted other side, after it was mounted...
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    wtb st4 steering wheel and directional sw

    did find these on ebay germany but never could id the original bases they fit
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    ok....... not as easy as i hoped, i feel like the valve stem hole is in the wrong place , it seems to share a tad bit of real estate with the bead and the tube naturally wants to point inside like a motorcycle , is this the correct location or should i weld it up and drill at 90degrees ( would...
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    thanks pjl, i picked up my powdercoated wheels, i bought tires and high pressure tubes from minnesota outdoors..........Do i need to install rim liners or just baby powder the tubes and put them in??
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    few more pics , bent up 2 new rear body skins.... will wait on those untill both new cargo rails are built and fenders are properly supported
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    bent up a new bumper filler, built some new tow hooks, installed a 14ga galvanized 1/4 hole punch plate grille, made some new bumper supports and end caps for the grille
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    a few weeks on and off working on the frone end, bumper straightened, all angle iron pieces heated and bent back to shape, new nuts welded on, converting everything to course thread hardware , front hood latch support straight and rust repaired
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    worn out beat up snow trac resto

    i am 99% certain you have a .89 fourth
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