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    Default Tired Iron

    Time to start thinking about the Tired Iron show

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    Default Define...

    ... "tired iron" by year please.

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    "64 johnson"

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    I think it is , I have to go and get it draged out of the hills, My dad used it all the time and it still ran when it was parked over 10 years ago

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    1967 Caribou marine

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    1970 panther with 69' cowling
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    1970 Snow Cruiser , Wide Track with Reverse

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    Cwoods that is a nice looking machine

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    Thanks.....at least one mod a year she gets......

    bought a 90' Cougar this fall with a 500 f/a twin to replace the late 70's 440 that has been in it for the last 8 years. 15-20 more hp and better lighting coil will be a nice add-on.
    before doing mod I need a bulkhead from a 70-72 panther that came equipt with a BB JLO or Hirth w/the chaincase on the right as sitting on the machine and a full lengnth jackshaft w/disc brakes....

    anybody have this bulkhead???????

    This old Panther will out perform my wifes 2007 tundra as well as the 94' and 93' tundras I used to have.
    270 lbs with 16.5" wide track and 11" ski's.Its the only sled I use for hunting.

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    Let me check around, there's alot of tired iron around Delta

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    cwoods,
    I got 3 old Arctic Cats, 2-1972 Cheetahs and a 1973 Panther (all redone up, electric starts), packed away in a bus ...till I get back to civilization.
    I have been wondering how to mix the new 2 cycle oils to make a fuel to run these older sleds.
    Can you please tell me what you run as far as fuel/oil ratios?
    Thanks Robert

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    Hey Mr. Nature....... I use Amsoil 50:1 mixture and have never had a problem. In fact I used Amsoil in a 80:1 mixture for a couple years without a problem one but now mix at 50:1 for safe measure. The ole panther has been drinking that mixture for 7-8 years now and still running strong.

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    Does the '80 Kawasaki Drifter out in the bushes count? Lots of mods. Currently engine is out and sitting in a box. It runs and was removed to do belly pan repairs. I've wanted to get it all back together and running just for fun, but haven't gotten to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwoods View Post
    Hey Mr. Nature....... I use Amsoil 50:1 mixture and have never had a problem. In fact I used Amsoil in a 80:1 mixture for a couple years without a problem one but now mix at 50:1 for safe measure. The ole panther has been drinking that mixture for 7-8 years now and still running strong.
    Thanks cwoods! I feel better now for when I go to run 50:1. I look forward to showing off my sleds in the future. I got the Aluminum all nice and clean. Got a few additions on ebay to complete them more but I am still in search of some temp gauges. I need to get the Cat Klaws mounted on the track (rolled one on my first run on ice but no damage except windshield ) and also try to hook up some hand and thumb warmers (if possible).
    Thanks again, Robert

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    O.K.now its the "Tired Iron against the Vintage" . You all have a little over a month to tune these old workhorse's up. Personally I think the machine's from the south will crumble because of the salt.. hehe

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    Default Tired Iron Vintage Sled races...

    sound like a lot of fun (http://www.fairbankstirediron.org/).
    Jurassic Classic


    This event is intended for sleds no faster than 25 MPH, and for drivers that still have their faculties, but not necessarily their original teeth, hips, or knees.


    I guess they're trying to keep the races going.
    Maybe I missed it on the website, but are these races a charity for Hospitality House?

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    Default it's tired

    But it's faster than 25 mph.
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    Darn, I just took my old '74 Skidoo TNT 340 to the landfill, I could have fixed her up. No, that thing was never going to run again without spending a lot of money on it
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    I had a '74 340 TNT...man that thing was fast...but it ate pistons like I eat donuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_skipper View Post
    "64 johnson"

    i have an old johnson with the wide track and flip up seat with storage under it... all complete except NO engine..

    gave my 72 Rupp Nitro II away a few years ago... as well my Merc 400 and evenrude... ( really wish i hadn't now)

    i still know where several of the john deer 71 &74 spit fire, and the 74 was larger one.. long track want to call it a gator.. but don't recall what model it was..
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