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repairman54

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85 Manta
« on: December 23, 2020, 11:48:18 am »
Sitting since '93. Trying to get my departed friends sled trail ready to take him for his last ride.
John
Sleds I've had...
'74 Colt 250SS
'76 Pantera 500 FA
'78 TX 440 FA full mod.
'84 Indy 600
'85 Indy 600
'86 Indy 400
'99 XC 700
'04 MXZ 600
'06 GSX 600 sdi
'07 GSX 600 sdi

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    XCRacer440

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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #1 on: December 23, 2020, 08:56:48 pm »
    Can you explain a little more ?

    repairman54

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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #2 on: December 24, 2020, 01:54:44 pm »
    Got the motor running buy jumping out the ignition switches. Every moving part of the front end was frozen, got it freed up and now it moved under it's own power, Woo Hoo. Trying to get some what trail ready to take his ashes out to one of our favorite spots on the trail hence a one last ride. His widow gifted me the sled that he purchased from Bob Bracey the builder of Manta's back in 86-88 time frame.
    Brakes are next, waiting on parts.
    Custom paint job on it from when he first got it.
    « Last Edit: December 24, 2020, 02:08:24 pm by repairman54 »
    John
    Sleds I've had...
    '74 Colt 250SS
    '76 Pantera 500 FA
    '78 TX 440 FA full mod.
    '84 Indy 600
    '85 Indy 600
    '86 Indy 400
    '99 XC 700
    '04 MXZ 600
    '06 GSX 600 sdi
    '07 GSX 600 sdi

    DJS800

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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 05:54:11 pm »
    That's cool, to do that.. My wife wants me to find her a Manta, they are like finding Hens teeth..

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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #4 on: January 18, 2021, 02:32:10 pm »
    TX's cool. I had a '78 440 fully modded, ported, Aaen stinger pipes, 38 carbs. It had the left bar loop so I think it was a old racer.
    It would run with indy 600's back then . I still miss it.
    « Last Edit: January 18, 2021, 02:35:08 pm by repairman54 »
    John
    Sleds I've had...
    '74 Colt 250SS
    '76 Pantera 500 FA
    '78 TX 440 FA full mod.
    '84 Indy 600
    '85 Indy 600
    '86 Indy 400
    '99 XC 700
    '04 MXZ 600
    '06 GSX 600 sdi
    '07 GSX 600 sdi

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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 01:37:28 pm »
    Well the Manta came back to life and took it's former owner for his last ride in it. It made it's journey to take my friends ashes out to our old time back in the day ''cocktail'' stop on the trail. After a toast and some goodbye's the task was done. Manta fought me to the end with a day before recoil rope breaking but I think divine intervention prevailed and the trip went as planned. Waiting for a fuel pump kit to arrive now.
    John
    Sleds I've had...
    '74 Colt 250SS
    '76 Pantera 500 FA
    '78 TX 440 FA full mod.
    '84 Indy 600
    '85 Indy 600
    '86 Indy 400
    '99 XC 700
    '04 MXZ 600
    '06 GSX 600 sdi
    '07 GSX 600 sdi

    SLEDRZ

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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 02:51:57 pm »
    I'm sure that your friend loved every minute of that trip.
    My wife says that I can have all the sleds that I can hide.

    Skier76

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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 11:21:26 pm »
    Well done Sir!
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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 12:56:45 am »
    Well done, Indeed!
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    Re: 85 Manta
    « Reply #9 on: February 16, 2021, 01:15:55 am »
    Glad to hear it went well for you.  I like the custom paint on the manta too