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Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2019, 11:21:24 pm »
I'd say it's too far gone. I'll come take it off your hands free of charge.
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    Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #16 on: August 31, 2019, 12:34:12 pm »
    1 one thing on your list (grips) there’s a guy producing them and selling on eBay. And fuel tanks where always a problem. Guys are making aluminum ones .
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    Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #17 on: August 31, 2019, 12:53:22 pm »
    There’s a blizzard registry . I looked and 2501 is correct for a 1972 baby blizz and someone posted they have the one built after yours #33

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    Re: 1972 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #18 on: September 04, 2019, 10:12:07 pm »
    Thanks for the advice.

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    Re: 1972 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #19 on: September 04, 2019, 10:24:24 pm »
    I was about 12 years old when first introduced to this sled. Buddy of my parents in N. Wisc. raced it on weekends at the little circle tracks that cropped up everywhere. Was as fascinated with it then as I am today. He's had it in a barn for 20 some years and the balance of those years it sat in the woods alongside his home. Been dogging him to let me restore it to it's original awesomeness. Almost had it 3 years ago and he changed his mind. Well, about a month back, he said yes and I was up there in a jiffy with my trailer to snag it. I plan on keeping this gents legacy alive by not altering the outside of the hood or existing paint scheme, it's simply cool as h$ll. Will lay some glass on the inside to strengthen it up a bit. Mechanically, I plan on making it right. Crazy as it is, the engine is loose. Compression is 136,135,125 (L to Rt). Tails of the skid are a bit of a mess. Usual other items like fuel tank and seat are roached.  Am now seeking the following;
    -drive sprockets
    -ski shocks
    -kill switch
    -throttle cable
    -brake line
    -seat (has the fuel tank fill coming out the center)
    -rubber tip for the ski's
    -rear flap
    -skid. Yep, I'd buy a skid if someone had one
    -rubber engine mounts
    -hand grips
    -fuel tank

    And any / all advice you throw my way. I know many of these parts are as rare as hens teeth and I'll have to go repro but that doesn't concern me.

    Thanks,  David

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    Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #20 on: September 05, 2019, 09:53:29 pm »
    Fred and Steve at EVSS have repro seats/tanks, and track drivers. just Google "eastern vintage snowmobile supply"

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    Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #21 on: September 05, 2019, 11:32:32 pm »
    Thanks!

    Heading to Hay Daze north on Mpls this weekend as well. Should be able to source a few other items.

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    Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #22 on: September 07, 2019, 03:52:14 am »
    Vapor honing on the carbs and Engine - works wonders.
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    Almost there, only need: shocks, skis, throttle / choke cable, glasswork, bulkhead work, engine rebuild, and seat covered.

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    Re: 1972 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #23 on: September 14, 2019, 01:04:19 pm »
    Post carnage shot of the bearing removal. Uuuugh. Did source another cup though. 
    Picked up my side pods from Goose at Hay Daze. Some new bearings and seals for the jackshaft as well.
    Will go thru Steve at EVS for sprockets/ tank/ seat.

    Say, anybody know what happened to this guy?  I've called and emailed with no response.  Health issues?  He doesn't like Packer fans?  I'm at a loss.
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    Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #24 on: September 14, 2019, 03:21:23 pm »
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    Re: 1972 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #25 on: October 02, 2019, 04:53:46 am »
     I just had a seat cover made for its big brother. The guy is Tim Kinnebourgh out of Ontario. His seats are real nice. Mine was his first 72 Blizzard seat cover and it is a great fit  and he a reasonable on price. As for the seat foam , you are going to have a hard time finding one and the tank better get your check book out. Save the old tank if you have it.
     Good luck Vic

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    Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #26 on: October 03, 2019, 02:16:53 am »
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    why is this website such a little b#tch to work with sometimes?   Won't upload pics and won't let me edit my own posts?







    .... and now you understand "why" we have lost and keep losing members.

    there's a Max upload pic size. Basically every camera phone takes pictures that file size is too large.
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    Re: 1973 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #27 on: October 04, 2019, 12:04:08 am »
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    why is this website such a little b#tch to work with sometimes?   Won't upload pics and won't let me edit my own posts?







    .... and now you understand "why" we have lost and keep losing members.

    there's a Max upload pic size. Basically every camera phone takes pictures that file size is too large.

    Its not that difficult...send yourself an email. They usually resize automatically or pick the right size.

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    Re: 1972 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #28 on: October 04, 2019, 01:47:40 am »
    I know how to get around it but many don't.  Look at all the photo bucket sobs. I never once used photo bucket but lots of people that's all they could manage.
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    Re: 1972 Ski-Doo Blizzard 293 3 cylinder saved from the woods
    « Reply #29 on: June 07, 2020, 02:11:56 pm »
    Pic resizing has finally made it in my mind! I hit "resize" on computor and put in 1200 pixes on top and it automatically changes the width. Last few posts I got it right! hotdoo