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Old 10-21-2011, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scorpion Sting 440

Hello,

I am looking at a Scorpion Sting 440 with no spark. My first question is what ignition does this sled have (points or CDI)? If you have any other advice on what to check, that would be appreciated.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am looking at a Scorpion Sting 440 with no spark. My first question is what ignition does this sled have (points or CDI)? If you have any other advice on what to check, that would be appreciated.
what year is it?
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know for sure. Seller says it is a '72. I didn't think the Sting 440 was started until '77-78.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Most likely points system.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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71 was the first year of the Stinger model and all of the Scorpion line was ET ignition.
It was not until after they had been bought up by AC that any had CDI.

So, to answer your question, it has points and if a 72 it is a JLO engine (2F440/3)with a WahlBro WFA-3 carb.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sting was made from 1977-'80 by Scorpion, and in 1981 by Arctic Cat. (Basicly a Jag 4000, which had CDI ignition)


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Scorpion Trails : Facts : Model Years

there's another site that has pictures of every model from every year but I can't find it anymore
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It is not the "Stinger," it is a "Sting."

It is the 2nd picture with the high up headlight and vents in the lower hood area. So would I be able to use AC Jag 4000 parts for it? I know how to go through a points ignition system but I don't know how to test a CDI.
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Yes all parts are interchangable with the Jag.

@eli346 You mean David's Vintage Snowmobile Page?
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I think that was it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i think that 1 is a 78 or 79 and has the cayuna engine which was points with auto spark advance flywheel
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Stings

Hi here is my 80 sting...i think the 80 and 81s were the same....
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Stng ident

AFTER LOOKING AT YOUR PIC FOR A WHILE...IT IS VERY POSSABLE THAT YOUR SLED IS AN 80-81...WITH A 79 HOOD ON IT.... THE 80-81s HAD cdi....BUT IF THE HOOD WAS REPLACED SO MIGHT THE THE ENGINE BE....IF YOUR SLED HAS A IN OUT SQUARE TYPE OF KILL SWITCH...SIMIMLAR TO WHAT THE 80 81 PERIOD CATS DID THEN IT MOST LIKELY HAS A CDI....
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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*0 sting pics

HERE ARE SOME OF MY 80 sTING PICS CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR TUNNEL DEACLS MATCH MINE ...IF THEY DO IT'S AN 80
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Don't see any pictures
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