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sorbs

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polaris 1972 atx 1980 centurion 500
« on: April 29, 2020, 11:20:48 pm »
So I always keep an eye on Facebook market place for sleds. I took a peek while watching tummy time with my two month old son. I spot a '72 atx, one of my favorite body styles! Remember I'm supervising tummy time.... for my second born.

I open the listing, BOOM listed 14 minutes ago and it's 45 minutes away. I message the guy and he agrees for me to come check it out come the weekend (last weekend) AND he removes the listing. I keep telling my wife I will stop saving sleds from the junk man.. this one is rough and I mean crusty. The engine it locked up, he entices me and says he has a Centurion also. Doggonnit now I just have to go. Because ya just never know, right?

I get there both engines are locked up, both sleds sat outside for years covered in moss, broked hoods from plowing snow into them. We agree on a price for both that was fair (he knew what he had) but I didn't know if I bought two boat anchors with locked up motors. The Centurion has no primary clutch... of course that was grenaded when it got raced on the lake..... and here I am impressing my wife dragging home more sleds to save. I suppose I don't mind the couch.

I got started on the atx. lots of Kroil and sitting overnight the engine budged, LOTS more kroil and little wiggles it came free. I pulled the bottom case plugs and no water only clean Kroil came out.

Next, a check of compression. Wow 150 PSI ok, check spark; I got spark! fuel.......

Still cleaning carbs, haha but it came to life on a dribble of fuel down the plug holes  ;D

So if anyone know what kind of clutch I can put on the centurion I would sure appreciate your input folks!


« Last Edit: April 29, 2020, 11:22:24 pm by sorbs »
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    markxx800

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    Re: polaris 1972 atx 1980 centurion 500
    « Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 01:48:57 pm »
    wow, cool find. be sure to put them in Find of the Year at the top of the Bull Sessions page. Someday I hope to find a 72 335 ATX.

    Mark
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    sorbs

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    Re: polaris 1972 atx 1980 centurion 500
    « Reply #2 on: May 01, 2020, 02:59:35 am »
    Hey, thanks Mark. I will look for find of the year. I haven't seen many around even at the Waconia, MN show. (now Elk River)

    Bryan
    1973 charger 400      1973 colt 340 ss      1975 tx 250 1975 tx 340      Starcraft swinger     1988 classic 400