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ITO

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1970 Sno-Bunny
« on: March 15, 2021, 01:41:18 am »
 Just joined today and first post, please excuse any mistakes, thanks for this site to everyone, very enjoyable and entertaining.
 New to site but not to vintage sleds, last year I found a 1970 Jac-Trac Sno-Bunny that sat in a barn for a couple decades and the barn fell over but did not total out the sled.
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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 03:55:26 am »
    Welcome to the forum! Neat sled, I never saw one of those before.
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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 12:54:20 pm »
    Nice save! Looks really sharp.
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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 12:55:39 pm »
    Nice work on the resto.  :)
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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 03:50:52 pm »
    We had one just like it when I was a kid. About 10 years ago I almost bought one at the Wausau Grass Drags for $100.00. Wife said I didn't need it. I had dreams of making it into a resto-mod using a "Bugs Bunny" theme. Still would like to do that.  Thanks for posting your Sno Bunny. COOL!
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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 05:51:41 pm »
     The pictures do it a favor but it is in nice usable condition with many new parts. I’ll tell you what I know about it is s/n 6966 and I assume 66th made probably in 1969 but for the 1970 season. Made in Marshfield, Wisconsin from 1970 to 1973 and made somewhere around 300 a year and then folded. This one was originally purchased (possibly Proctor and Gamble around $800) and ridden by the same family for two generations before I acquired it from them. There were engine options but this one is a Kohler 309-1 metric, 20HP single cylinder, internal Bosch ignition and a Tillotson HR carb.
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    1970 Jac-Trac Sno-Bunny
    1974 Sno-Jet Astro-Jet
    1991 Arctic Cat Prowler



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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 11:05:29 pm »
    What does it have for a track? We also had one of the later green Jac-Tracs...they had the segmented Fast-Track with molded in studs.
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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #7 on: March 16, 2021, 01:35:48 am »
    Well... as you can see in the “before” picture the track was pretty rough. I got it to run with the original track and tried to be gentle but it did fail.  Slim pickings for replacements in the 96” length, 1.97 pitch and 15” width, existing track had a splice in it, not sure if it was original. I got a 114” track and reused the existing splice as it was in surprisingly good shape. I know this is not ideal and if someone has an alternative I am listening. I did have to make small alterations but it seems to turn well and has survived high speed turns on the stand as well as mileage on the snow (not so high speed).
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    1970 Jac-Trac Sno-Bunny
    1974 Sno-Jet Astro-Jet
    1991 Arctic Cat Prowler



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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #8 on: March 18, 2021, 11:59:48 am »
     Should I have posted this as a restoration instead of a resurrection? Not sure of the exact difference?
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    1970 Jac-Trac Sno-Bunny
    1974 Sno-Jet Astro-Jet
    1991 Arctic Cat Prowler



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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #9 on: March 19, 2021, 12:16:01 pm »
    Should I have posted this as a restoration instead of a resurrection? Not sure of the exact difference?

    My thought is the difference is between being brought back to running condition, or being brought back to as-new condition.
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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #10 on: March 19, 2021, 01:16:58 pm »
     Thanks chris r, then it’s in the right spot, it’s back to a nice vintage ride machine and that’s my goal!
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    1970 Jac-Trac Sno-Bunny
    1974 Sno-Jet Astro-Jet
    1991 Arctic Cat Prowler



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    Re: 1970 Sno-Bunny
    « Reply #11 on: March 26, 2021, 01:08:20 pm »
    Well... as you can see in the “before” picture the track was pretty rough. I got it to run with the original track and tried to be gentle but it did fail.  Slim pickings for replacements in the 96” length, 1.97 pitch and 15” width, existing track had a splice in it, not sure if it was original. I got a 114” track and reused the existing splice as it was in surprisingly good shape. I know this is not ideal and if someone has an alternative I am listening. I did have to make small alterations but it seems to turn well and has survived high speed turns on the stand as well as mileage on the snow (not so high speed).

    Sounds like the same track as my Rolloflex Comanche. You can swap those out for a track from a Skidoo Citation LS which is  102 or 104 if memory serves.
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