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kbeck

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Re: 1976 Polaris TX I-500 sled
« Reply #60 on: June 10, 2021, 02:43:12 am »
I think they were more concerned with durability then weight on this sled, but i think I'll call them towers too.

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    Re: 1976 Polaris TX I-500 sled
    « Reply #61 on: June 10, 2021, 03:11:53 pm »
    In this photo, which sled is yours?
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    Re: 1976 Polaris TX I-500 sled
    « Reply #62 on: June 10, 2021, 07:43:06 pm »
    Truthfully not sure after the 76 season they made some changes put a 76 hood on and installed the 440 w/liquid kit as soon as I meet with Ron Dohm will find out whats what.  If I was to guess I'd say the one on he right #22    #26 looks to have a different front but who know's
    After talking to Ron mine is #22   they added some sort of bumper on the other sled
    « Last Edit: June 12, 2021, 12:32:03 pm by kbeck »

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    Re: 1976 Polaris TX I-500 sled
    « Reply #63 on: June 10, 2021, 08:00:55 pm »
    Truthfully not sure after the 76 season they made some changes put a 76 hood on and installed the 440 w/liquid kit as soon as I meet with Ron Dohm will find out whats what

    I can't tell for sure, but it looks like the one the left has a tunnel that is cut off in the back like a 75/75. Ask him about that, and perhaps they did swap out the tunnel. That would be huge.
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    Re: 1976 Polaris TX I-500 sled
    « Reply #64 on: June 10, 2021, 10:22:32 pm »
    Truthfully not sure after the 76 season they made some changes put a 76 hood on and installed the 440 w/liquid kit as soon as I meet with Ron Dohm will find out whats what

    I can't tell for sure, but it looks like the one the left has a tunnel that is cut off in the back like a 75/75. Ask him about that, and perhaps they did swap out the tunnel. That would be huge.
                   Just got a text from Ron meeting him at his house tomorrow morning 9:30  going to load sled tonight

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    Re: 1976 Polaris TX I-500 sled
    « Reply #65 on: June 11, 2021, 05:13:07 pm »
    Took a couple pictures of some snap shots Ron showed me,  one picture of the motor the other one is at the TC 250  #49 (there is a 49 scribed on tunnel)  Robert Dohm started 49th and finished 11th    i did find out there was no recoil mounted on motor but was easily started manually with a pull rope.
    « Last Edit: June 12, 2021, 02:24:13 am by kbeck »