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1970 panther gona make it go again
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:21:07 pm »
delivered March 4 2015 to my garage door Thank You SCM  ;)  got some work ahead gas tank leaking & rust,rear motor mounts torn apart, moss growing on the running  boards. 340 sachs ss turns over & has compression

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 11:06:13 pm »
    front idler wheel in the skid broken in 1/2

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 01:09:02 am »
    The Tail Lights are a Hit and verryyy    sexxxyyyy!!!  I dropped the windshield by accident it broke into pieces brittle???

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 11:41:18 am »
    The steering post was bent up & it looked like the steering arms were hitting the sides of the belly pan so someone welded these stoppers onto the bulkhead

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 11:01:01 am »
    Sanded painted skid new rubber bumpers & harrow spring bushings, found some used idler wheels at sno world, sliders were in good shape, 2 different turnbuckles on this skid ??? Quite a bit longer than the 1970 puma skid. Also picked up some spindles at Sno World with shock mounts. The skis were painted grey so sanded a bit & did them black, new ski rods, rubber bumpers & saddles. Had extra ski shocks on the shelf. Had a set of handlebars to put on it. Changed broken motor mounts, used 2 ski doo 1 yamaha ET & 2 originals. 1970 was a good year at Arctic Cat!!!!

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 01:46:48 pm »
    Comin along nicely 8) I need to get busy this summer on my 69 Panther.
    “Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.”
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    73 Gilson 435
    80 Kawasaki Intruder 440
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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 12:40:59 am »
    I always like 69...... no matter which way look at it  8)

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 12:49:20 pm »
    I always like 69...... no matter which way look at it  8)

    Tru dat brotha  ;D
    “Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.”
    69 Panther 372 JLO
    73 Gilson 435
    80 Kawasaki Intruder 440
    81 Pantera 500
    90 & 91  Prowler 440L/C
    94 Jag Deluxe 440
    94 Cougar Mountain Cat 440L/C
    95 & 96 Z440's
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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 02:51:02 am »
    its gona go again  :)

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #9 on: April 29, 2015, 03:23:05 am »
    Not a problem was going there anyway, haha thanks for having us and taking us trail riding. did you get the clutch? Nice job so far maybe next winter I can take it for a spin. SCM

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #10 on: May 01, 2015, 06:58:21 pm »
    Hey SCM ya got the clutch cleaned up nicely doesn't look like many miles on it Thank You very much ! Picked up a 25-30mm adapter so it fits onto the sachs 340ss like it was meant to be there. Guess find out about calibration once I get this thing going. I finally have an app't with Dubberly at Pan Am clinic May 20 so want to get done as much as I can on the panther in case I end up in a cast soon  :( Thanks for coming riding maybe we meet at Togo vintage ride next year ?

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #11 on: June 24, 2015, 11:28:52 pm »
    Skid rebuilt & back in place. Fuel tank cleaned out original paint still good on tank. Now summer losing interest in the panther........

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #12 on: November 29, 2015, 04:10:13 pm »
    Camping season is over.....enuf snow on the ground to start working on sleds again. The 340 Sachs SS is ready to get dropped back into the 1970 panther. Braaaap !!!

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #13 on: November 30, 2015, 07:20:09 pm »
    Sweet !!! ;)

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    Re: 1970 panther gona make it go again
    « Reply #14 on: December 14, 2015, 10:01:25 pm »
    Good thread.  Gotta love the early Panthers.
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