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Old 10-31-2011, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the forum here... Been a sledder (off and on) since I was a kid, still own my first machine (a '69 Panther).

Haven't done much sledding in the past 15 years or so (no time), decided to get back into it this coming winter.

Anyway, picked up a project sled for next to nothing. Got a half dismantled '94 Formula Z, 583 with the head/jugs pulled off. Bottom end seems OK at first glance, needs new pistons and top end work (simple enough to do).

Planning to pull out the suspension and go over everything (wheels, bearings, etc...).

First Ski Doo I've owned, last time I worked on a Ski Doo it was a 292 TNT.

Any suggestions for known issues to look for with this chassis and engine?
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It would seem to me that the amount of work & money your looking at spending you'd be better off buying a "rev" platform sled thats already ride-able and modding it out as you ride. You'll not only have a sled that is ride ready but it will also have more appeal come time when your ready to sell it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You might be right... but for me, that would be no fun! A sled doesn't feel like it's "mine" until I've had the thing apart anyway... I'm the same way with my cars. I buy them cheap, take them apart, and get them running right and reliable.

Other than the new pistons needed, and two idler wheels that I know of, this thing is actually ride-able "as-is". Was being ridden last winter. I'm just looking for common things that "go wrong" on these machines.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If thats the case then have at it...
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