Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Post by zman » 02 Jan 2018, 12:35

Want to post this for our Wisconsin members.
First annual show for our club.
If you like old cars maybe you like old sleds.
Show is this Saturday in Oshkosh.

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 02 Jan 2018, 15:36

Bummer, I fly to Appleton tomorrow to do some splineology training at Speed Queen in Ripon. Staying in Oshkosh but I fly home Friday night. My first sled was a Motoski which I bet will be well represented at this show.

Have fun!

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Post by zman » 02 Jan 2018, 20:02

Change your return flight to Saturday. :)
Splineology? Not familiar with that.

Motoski, that goes back a ways.
I liked their commercials, where they drive down a creek bed over rocks to show how tough they're built.
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55 Ford 2dr Customline 302 4sp
06 Ford F250 SC 4x4
2012 Ford Fusion SEL
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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 03 Jan 2018, 05:59

Splineology is the term we use in the spline world to describe the math functions and general parameters associated with splines. If you desire there is a part of a book that I wrote on our webpage. Go to westmichiganspline.com click the technical button and then theory. Pretty boring for most but is a window into how those teeth get put on all of the shafts in our cars.

Motoski's were like tanks and could run on anything, didn't need snow. Quite tippy though.

Gary Hill
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1969 XR7 390 S code 4bbl C6 3.0 TrueTrac rear end

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Post by BossElim69 » 03 Jan 2018, 06:52

I've owned about 50 different snowmobiles over the years. My dad had a 68 Evinrude Skeeter and my brothers and I shared a 70 Moto Ski Capri. The fall of 1973 at 8 yrs old I saved up my money from feeding calves on the farm and bought my own sled. A 1974 Sno Jet (Strato jet) I paid $400 for it brand new. My favorite older sled was a 1974 chaparral sst. Chaparral and Bobby Unser and family used to do their R&D testing on the Unser ranch in New Mexico. I always thought that was cool.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Post by zman » 03 Jan 2018, 07:28

SPLINEHEAD wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 05:59
Splineology is the term we use in the spline world to describe the math functions and general parameters associated with splines. If you desire there is a part of a book that I wrote on our webpage. Go to westmichiganspline.com click the technical button and then theory. Pretty boring for most but is a window into how those teeth get put on all of the shafts in our cars.

Motoski's were like tanks and could run on anything, didn't need snow. Quite tippy though.
They cut splines at Speed queen.
Didn't know they had a machine shop there.

We currently use a shop in Illinois for our spline work.
May be contacting you for a quote.
69 Cougar 351W 4V, FMX Auto, PS,PDB, AC
55 Ford 2dr Customline 302 4sp
06 Ford F250 SC 4x4
2012 Ford Fusion SEL
97 Arctic Cat Cougar 550 L/C
99 Arctic Cat Jag 440

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Post by zman » 03 Jan 2018, 07:30

BossElim69 wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 06:52
I've owned about 50 different snowmobiles over the years. My dad had a 68 Evinrude Skeeter and my brothers and I shared a 70 Moto Ski Capri. The fall of 1973 at 8 yrs old I saved up my money from feeding calves on the farm and bought my own sled. A 1974 Sno Jet (Strato jet) I paid $400 for it brand new. My favorite older sled was a 1974 chaparral sst. Chaparral and Bobby Unser and family used to do their R&D testing on the Unser ranch in New Mexico. I always thought that was cool.
My first sled was a 67 Evinrude Skeeter, 16hp, a tank. Had a lot of fun on that sled.
Sno Jets were cool.
Love the Chaparrals. I believe they had the first IFS sled.
69 Cougar 351W 4V, FMX Auto, PS,PDB, AC
55 Ford 2dr Customline 302 4sp
06 Ford F250 SC 4x4
2012 Ford Fusion SEL
97 Arctic Cat Cougar 550 L/C
99 Arctic Cat Jag 440

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 03 Jan 2018, 08:51

zman wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 07:28
SPLINEHEAD wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 05:59
Splineology is the term we use in the spline world to describe the math functions and general parameters associated with splines. If you desire there is a part of a book that I wrote on our webpage. Go to westmichiganspline.com click the technical button and then theory. Pretty boring for most but is a window into how those teeth get put on all of the shafts in our cars.

Motoski's were like tanks and could run on anything, didn't need snow. Quite tippy though.
They cut splines at Speed queen.
Didn't know they had a machine shop there.

We currently use a shop in Illinois for our spline work.
May be contacting you for a quote.
Speed Queen and most washing machine manufacturers use splines in the gear box of the washing machine and for the agitator. Our process does not cut them they are rolled in a cold forming process. Go to you tube and search West Michigan Spline and you will be able to watch some being rolled.

Turn up the heater, I'm sitting in MSP on my layover. Looks cold out there.

Gary Hill
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1969 XR7 390 S code 4bbl C6 3.0 TrueTrac rear end

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Post by zman » 03 Jan 2018, 09:09

SPLINEHEAD wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 08:51
zman wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 07:28
SPLINEHEAD wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 05:59
Splineology is the term we use in the spline world to describe the math functions and general parameters associated with splines. If you desire there is a part of a book that I wrote on our webpage. Go to westmichiganspline.com click the technical button and then theory. Pretty boring for most but is a window into how those teeth get put on all of the shafts in our cars.

Motoski's were like tanks and could run on anything, didn't need snow. Quite tippy though.
They cut splines at Speed queen.
Didn't know they had a machine shop there.

We currently use a shop in Illinois for our spline work.
May be contacting you for a quote.
Speed Queen and most washing machine manufacturers use splines in the gear box of the washing machine and for the agitator. Our process does not cut them they are rolled in a cold forming process. Go to you tube and search West Michigan Spline and you will be able to watch some being rolled.

Turn up the heater, I'm sitting in MSP on my layover. Looks cold out there.
Checked your website.
Now I see, you build the machines, I thought you did the spline work.

It was above zero when I left for work this morning, actually felt warm when I walked outside.
69 Cougar 351W 4V, FMX Auto, PS,PDB, AC
55 Ford 2dr Customline 302 4sp
06 Ford F250 SC 4x4
2012 Ford Fusion SEL
97 Arctic Cat Cougar 550 L/C
99 Arctic Cat Jag 440

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Post by BossElim69 » 03 Jan 2018, 09:32

My first sled was a 67 Evinrude Skeeter, 16hp, a tank. Had a lot of fun on that sled.
Sno Jets were cool.
Love the Chaparrals. I believe they had the first IFS sled.

Yes, Chaparral was ahead of the times on technology. They had a prototype already for production for 1975 with independent front suspension, outboard rear shocks and Kelsey-Hayes hydraulic discs brakes. They were racing with that design in 73. Unfortunately, they used Salsbury clutch on the 74 sleds and they were all failing within a few miles. Chaparral was a standup company and they replaced them all on warranty. With all the profit and money used up. The parent company closed the door on production. Artic cat applied the technology to make the first production sled with IFS on the 79 Trail cat.
my 74 ssx had two gas tanks. Chapparral develop it in racing so they could use the fuel to bias the weight for better handling. On the production sled one tank was larger then the other with a switching valve. You could run on the smaller tank until you ran out of fuel. Then switch to the larger tank and know you had enough fuel to get back home and not get stranded out in the woods. Pretty cool stuff 8-)
Brian Carpenter, President CATS classic Cougar club
67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
2004 F250 diesel
2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
08 Cobalt SS

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