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Old 04-16-2007, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking 1971 starcraft

if anyone out there has any info or site, parts please let me know.

i just picked it up from a gentleman out at the lake and i got it for FREE.

looking at making it a full blown restoration out of it.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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before i forget...it is a 440 koehler engine with 965 miles or klms on the speedo...dunno which for that age. seat is a little faded but otherwise mint..no tears at all

only bummer is that the engine is siezed from sitting under a cabin for the past 4 yrs... hopefully i can break it free.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If it has a piston seize, redo the cylinders and replace the pistons and you should be OK. If the crank bearings seized, REBUILD THE CRANK! Even if you free it up, it WILL reseize again! Just an FYI from experience with 2 sleds with seized cranks.
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Probably cold seized. Put some penetrating oil in the cyl's and let it soak for a couple of days.

The Starcraft was only in production for 2 years, '70 and '71. With the 440 Kohler in it, it can only be one of two models. The "Escort" or the "Eliminator. The difference will be that the "Eliminator" will have two carbs and the "Escort only one. The recommended mix is 20:1. The chaincase takes a half pint of SAE30HD motor oil and the ski spindles have grease fittings. The belt # is 130074.
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so what your sayin is that parts are gonna be few and far between for only a 2 yr production.

oh and its the eliminator model...thx so far guys
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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give us some pics man!!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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here are the pictures you requested...let me know if there is any other angle you wanna see
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that thing is pretty roached but really a cool sled,you should make it into a sleeper!
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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keep in mind it has been under a cabin for at least 4 years.

just the fact that it was only in production for 2 yrs is what makes this a gem of a challenge...and i love a challenge.

it only looks "roached" on account of the engine as far back as it is and no cowling...makes it look pretty bare.
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oh yeah,i forgot about that it was in production for 2 years,well in that case your right,that would be an awsome resto,i just said it was roached cus 60% of it is rust,i looked some pics of one on google,ski doo yellow! lol
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Hello I am just looking at your old forum messages about your starcraft eliminator. Did you ever get it running and find enough parts? I just sold my 71 starcraft snowstar 290e. It has 592 miles on it in original condition and running like a top. even the electric start works great.
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Alouette built it. Alouette even used the names Escort and Eliminator.
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