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Title: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 2qik on March 19, 2014, 12:07:13 PM
Fresh and back in the shop. 
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 2qik on March 19, 2014, 12:12:00 PM
Too much to muscle by hand so it's on a sling... Worth every pound! 

Test riding to begin Saturday.  :punk:
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: greekboy on March 19, 2014, 12:56:44 PM
I pulled a Ford Escort motor once that was around that size....  :floor:
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: racerdave on March 19, 2014, 01:26:12 PM
Build a sleeper. Put it in  that old Tiger 5000 chassis..

http://www.arcticinsider.com/Article/Jim-Dimmermans-Thunderstruck
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 6Mile on March 19, 2014, 01:29:12 PM
I pulled a Ford Escort motor once that was around that size....  :floor:

Yet the motor that 2qik is reinserting has more power and in a buggy that anyone of would like to drive, and not be ashamed to have our friends see you on.  Ford Escort, not so much on any of those fronts.
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 2qik on March 19, 2014, 02:29:31 PM
Build a sleeper. Put it in  that old Tiger 5000 chassis..

http://www.arcticinsider.com/Article/Jim-Dimmermans-Thunderstruck

That's a cool article.  Interestingly what you see in my garage is a 93' t-cat next to a 78' el tigre.  :unsure:
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 2qik on March 20, 2014, 07:56:33 AM
Sled porn. :wub:
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: greekboy on March 20, 2014, 08:35:50 AM
I pulled a Ford Escort motor once that was around that size....  :floor:

Yet the motor that 2qik is reinserting has more power and in a buggy that anyone of would like to drive, and not be ashamed to have our friends see you on.  Ford Escort, not so much on any of those fronts.

The Escort was one of my best cars in college. I purchased it (1) year old, used. Had car payments of $99 per month for two years, when a semi ran into the back of it. Insurance repair costs were higher than what I paid for the car in the first place. Never got it fixed, just took the money - made a profit and kept driving the damaged car for 1 more year and traded it in for 1/2 what I paid. All said and done, I almost got 3 years use out of a car for free. Even had a warranty during that time frame.

Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 2qik on March 20, 2014, 12:30:32 PM
The Escort was one of my best cars in college. I purchased it (1) year old, used. Had car payments of $99 per month for two years, when a semi ran into the back of it. Insurance repair costs were higher than what I paid for the car in the first place. Never got it fixed, just took the money - made a profit and kept driving the damaged car for 1 more year and traded it in for 1/2 what I paid. All said and done, I almost got 3 years use out of a car for free. Even had a warranty during that time frame.

You're highjacking.  Let's focus on the T-cat, not the Escort.   :nono:
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: greekboy on March 20, 2014, 12:49:08 PM
Sorry..... Hyjackoff people...

2qik,
Other than the motor, what else did the sled need ? It looked relatively clean on the pics, but I wasn't sure if you had to mess with the suspension, seat, plastics, etc.

Was the motor work "stock" or did you get a little creative with the aluminum...?
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 2qik on March 20, 2014, 01:40:07 PM
Sorry..... Hyjackoff people...

2qik,
Other than the motor, what else did the sled need ? It looked relatively clean on the pics, but I wasn't sure if you had to mess with the suspension, seat, plastics, etc.

Was the motor work "stock" or did you get a little creative with the aluminum...?

I would call it a nice rider.  I haven't messed with anything other than the motor yet.  Suspension has a new rear shock but will be completely rebuilt front and rear over the summer.  Seat is good and you've seen the filler neck on the tank, more than likely I'll find a used tank/seat combo for it.  Hood is nice but does have a small crack and some spider in the gell coat.  New hood is $300 and I'll keep my eye out for a nice used one but it's fine as is for now.

Otherwise motor is stock but has Wiesco forged pistons.  Not much need to change that with 160 hp on tap from the factory.
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: greekboy on March 20, 2014, 02:21:15 PM
Sorry..... Hyjackoff people...

2qik,
Other than the motor, what else did the sled need ? It looked relatively clean on the pics, but I wasn't sure if you had to mess with the suspension, seat, plastics, etc.

Was the motor work "stock" or did you get a little creative with the aluminum...?

I would call it a nice rider.  I haven't messed with anything other than the motor yet.  Suspension has a new rear shock but will be completely rebuilt front and rear over the summer.  Seat is good and you've seen the filler neck on the tank, more than likely I'll find a used tank/seat combo for it.  Hood is nice but does have a small crack and some spider in the gell coat.  New hood is $300 and I'll keep my eye out for a nice used one but it's fine as is for now.

Otherwise motor is stock but has Wiesco forged pistons.  Not much need to change that with 160 hp on tap from the factory.

I had a friend that hogged out the motor, oversized pistons, port work, heads, etc. It was insane fast, but became very hard to start on cold days with silly compression, etc. He was also messing around with it constantly on cold days, changing out main jets, etc. It became too much of a hassle to run it as a daily driver. I think he still has it, but its rarely ridden anymore and I somewhat lost touch with him.

In a straight line, it was crazy fast - bone stock. I remember him changing tracks twice, just because the picks would pull through so often.  :eek:

In the twisties, my 1999 Indy 500 classic would smoke him - but I attribute all that to my skillz  :blush:

Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: AdrenalineJunkie on March 24, 2014, 11:40:11 AM
T-cats are not known for "quick" handling..... :rolleyes:  Mine went 10k on stocker and ran perfect when traded.  In all those miles I put a new chain, and a driven shaft bearing....maybe 3~4 belts, one set hyfax and some carbides.  Never had any stud pull throughs but did have some bends to change out each season.
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 2qik on March 28, 2014, 08:42:50 AM
1st test ride yesterday.  Only went a few miles and no WOT.  I need to track down a small antifreeze leak but otherwise it was solid.
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: AdrenalineJunkie on March 28, 2014, 09:42:51 AM
You should put reverse on that bad boy.  I see them on ebay for cheap.....all the reverse components were same of that era with exception of upper gear and chain length. Get the manual adjuster type.  Keep the inner case...its all easy bolt on. Those used a straight through simple linkage to engage.  Whatdaya think?
Title: Re: Heavy Hitter!
Post by: 2qik on March 28, 2014, 11:15:32 AM
You should put reverse on that bad boy.  I see them on ebay for cheap.....all the reverse components were same of that era with exception of upper gear and chain length. Get the manual adjuster type.  Keep the inner case...its all easy bolt on. Those used a straight through simple linkage to engage.  Whatdaya think?

It's on the list.  Lifting this thing is ridiculous!  Reverse would make turning it around on a trail, pulling it out of the garage, or getting it off the trailer manageable.  I agree shouldn't be too difficult to find a donor chaincase set-up.

- 2qik