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Sloopy

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Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2006, 02:34:31 pm »
it's called "contingency money", my comments about Brad's motive for the sticker was called "tongue in cheek" ;   

Your tongue-in-cheekedness was not missed! lol

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    Sloopy

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #16 on: November 04, 2006, 03:02:56 am »
    Hey all, just thought I'd post a shot of the progress. I have to do some stuff at work this weekend, but I'll be popping into the garage now and then to work on that tunell.

    « Last Edit: November 04, 2006, 03:05:21 am by Larry Preston »

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #17 on: November 04, 2006, 04:25:30 am »
    oh is she sexy  :-*

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    « Reply #18 on: November 04, 2006, 08:14:46 am »
    Simply!..thanks Larry!..
    snopro cat n stuff for sale!.. :)

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #19 on: November 04, 2006, 12:45:08 pm »
    wow..that wicked nice dude

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #20 on: November 04, 2006, 03:43:36 pm »
    I looked through all of the old snowmobile magazines I have and I did find a few pictures of hulings regular 440 but no definate picture of his 440X I saw a few that could have been but almost all the pictures were from the left side but the ones I thought were his 440X had no name on the hood and no hole in the tunnel but there was #3 on the side.

    clackinator

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #21 on: November 11, 2006, 03:23:35 am »
    Yep, seems to be quite a vertical leap the guy is making too.  Must be a mini trampoline on the ground just out of the frame.

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #22 on: November 11, 2006, 03:28:55 am »
    Yeah you gotta love the plaid pants!

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #23 on: November 11, 2006, 03:59:33 am »
    I have a pair of Sorel boots exactly the same as his that I still wear.

    Sloopy

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #24 on: November 12, 2006, 12:00:39 am »
    With a little help from Chuck P. and some newer tools, the tunell got completed today. At least the cleanup part - now comes the rivet-everything-back-in-place part.

    Other then some dents that couldn't quite be pounded out, I think it looks about as good as it might of after it came off the track in 1978. I intentionally didn't overdo it - I stopped short of buffing it. I'll have pictures next post.

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #25 on: November 12, 2006, 12:03:10 am »
    Were are the pictures you know we cant function without pictures and I know you can do it ;)
    Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

    wkasten

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #26 on: November 12, 2006, 01:12:28 am »
    ya what doc said whats up lol

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #27 on: November 13, 2006, 03:51:20 am »
    Neat photos Larry, and love the Eagle results page.

    Sloopy

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #28 on: November 16, 2006, 04:30:04 am »
    Thanks guys! I promise more pictures soon.. got all the rivets back in it tonight, and got one of the spindles all lubed up and stuck in place. Seems like small progress, but anything moving forward is good!


    Found out  last night that air compressors require occasional maintenance. It was running then made a very, very loud noise as the pressure release valve popped open. Then of course it lost all it's pressure and started to run again.. was loud enough to make me jump. I pulled the plug on it...

    Tonight I actually read all the warning stickers all over the thing, drained (first time in 3 years?) it - cleaned the air filter, checked the lines... plugged it back in and it seemed to work..but I only let it run about to about 100lbs, then shut off while I used it for a bit, plugged it back in.. so on, and so forth.

    It got me through all the rivets, so I'm happy.  ;)

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    Re: 1978 440X Polaris RXL "Rocky The Flying Squirrel"
    « Reply #29 on: November 16, 2006, 04:40:16 am »
    Thanks guys! I promise more pictures soon.. got all the rivets back in it tonight, and got one of the spindles all lubed up and stuck in place. Seems like small progress, but anything moving forward is good!


    Found out  last night that air compressors require occasional maintenance. It was running then made a very, very loud noise as the pressure release valve popped open. Then of course it lost all it's pressure and started to run again.. was loud enough to make me jump. I pulled the plug on it...

    Tonight I actually read all the warning stickers all over the thing, drained (first time in 3 years?) it - cleaned the air filter, checked the lines... plugged it back in and it seemed to work..but I only let it run about to about 100lbs, then shut off while I used it for a bit, plugged it back in.. so on, and so forth.

    It got me through all the rivets, so I'm happy.  ;)THAT WAS QUITE A RIVITING STORY ::)
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