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Old 10-01-2010, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1974 Snowbug

Picked up this 1974 Snowbug recently. Anyone have any technical info on these? They were manufactured in Sudbury, Ontario by Original Equipment Manufacturer, a division of Noront Steel.

Hey Stangcruzin, do you still have yours?



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Old 10-02-2010, 08:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Picked up this 1974 Snowbug recently. Anyone have any technical info on these? They were manufactured in Sudbury, Ontario by Original Equipment Manufacturer, a division of Noront Steel.

Hey Stangcruzin, do you still have yours?



Sure do.I also have a '74 like yours,well parts of it anyways.It's cool to see what it use to look like.The '74 is smaller than my '71.I'll get a pic of the two of them together.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I couldn't resist for $50.

I also picked up a book on the history of the inventor and the sled as published by the Highway Bookshop in Cobalt, Ontario. They have a 40% off sale on their books so if you are interested, give them a call at (705) 679-8375.
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$50 ,that's awsome.If you need parts let me know.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You need to send a pic of that to Davids vintage snowmobiles..He might be a source of info also..Nice find...Go vintage!
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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$50 ,that's awsome.If you need parts let me know.
If I get some time, I'll look through the parts box to see if all the drivetrain stuff is there. The jackshaft and secondary was taken apart and the old guy never put it back together. I'll have to find out what belt it needs 'cause it didn't have one included. It probably takes the same belt as all other early 70's sleds. If you can do me a favour, measure around the belt (belt length) and measure the width. That way, I can verify the new belt before buying.

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You need to send a pic of that to Davids vintage snowmobiles..He might be a source of info also..Nice find...Go vintage!
I checked Dave's site and he has a few older Snowbug pics. When I get it mobile, I'll take some pics and send them off with a donation to keep his site running.
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That looks pretty sweet! Never saw anything like it before
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Here's mine.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That looks pretty sweet! Never saw anything like it before
It is a pretty unique sled but like the Hus-Ski (later named Bolens Diablo Rouge) it never caught on as a mainstream sled. It was geared low for pulling and would float on it's 26"-wide track over most snow conditions of the North. It was widely used as a utility sled by trappers, prospectors, explorers and forestry workers up here.
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Sweet! For 50 bucks, real nice find!
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I've watched this one a few times and it reminds me of riding around on my cousin's Snowbug back in '77 or '78. Just to let you know how good they are in the deep, I took his sled off trail and floated right over a buried piece of farm equipment that I couldn't see ('cause it was buried deep haha). On the return trip, I hit it and broke something off it. During the spring, The broken part was about 6 feet off the ground!

Can't wait to post my own Vids.
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Yours better look like this when you're done.......It's too pretty to drive.....LOL

I beat the crap out of mine,just like they were made to do.I only have a 270 single in it.I would like to put a 500 twin in the other one I have and see what it will do.....
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That is cool! Ride the trails with it and you'll get some looks!
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Couple of different threads on both the sno bug and the luv bug on the vintagesledders web site that might help you out:
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Brutal Ben's Bug...
Thanks for the links. Nice pics!
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i have a 1958 snow bug that was given to my dad about 5 years ago and i want to restore it this summer. where is a good place to get parts and info if they are available?
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I haven't looked for parts yet but as this sled is mostly custom manufactured, I can pretty much make what I can't buy off the shelf.

You might have some luck at this site Antique and Classic Snowmobile Club of Canada.
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1969 luvbug

This is my restored 1969 luvbug 293 sachs,everything working,tranny electric start..also is for sale..This is a rare one to find less than 50 made.

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Still have the SnoBug for sale?
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