What engine? Is this the one that sold recently here? Nice looking machine. When the snow comes it will be alot of fun! Others here have said these are nice to operate, and very capable machines.
A while back I and another forum member boggie, were looking at a factory ad, and what it refered to as the type of turning clutch mechnism these machines had. Could you describe how this machine is able to declutch a track for turning?
It has a datsun 1171 motor out of a 1971 b110 or pickup.
It was the one for sale in Montana. From what I've seen in the info I've been looking at it's a brake band inside the pontoon. You pull the lever back to stop the track from turning. I' ll know for sure when I pull it apart soon to go through them and make sure there good. Then I'll post pics of it apart. It had 2 broken links and the tracks are a little stiff or I would have taken it to maine last weekend. I can actually push it when it's in neutral.
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Here is a couple pics. Of the drive setup inside pontoon. It has inner brake shoes that work of a cam system that engages the drum to move and an outer brake band to stop the drum to turn while at the same time the cams disengage.
I'll definitely be stripping it down to bare frame and redoing it all. The frame is pretty bent up on right side upper rail. It threw a track at one time and had taken off 1/2 the front spring mount. The upper rail looks like a roller coaster. No big deal I figured I would doing it all over anyways.
have fun, working though a complete restoration of a 57 also, working on the pontoons and drive train, if done right/rebuilt correctly, they work very well, otherwise you get what you pay for, enjoy regards
If/when you guys get the springs apart I would appreciate some specs so I can replace mine. The guide between the 2 springs is welded and the springs are gone. I wonder if the springs really make a difference in the ride.