Hey guys...first time post, be easy...lol..
Was just wondering if any anybody has one of these old sleds...1971 snowflake..I found this and it has never had a belt. Can anybody tell me what size belt is on there's...my kids would love to ride it...
I have a '71 with a solo engine. Have had it for 30 years. Rough shape I found a track for it only other thing missing is windshield, witch I can make. I thought about restoring it a few times but sometimes I take it to a show along with some of my custom sleds and the Snowflake gets more attention then any of the others.
A whilr back we had a disc. on these over at vintage sleds.com I think we came up with 4 or 5 people that had them.
Most of the info I could find came from Davids page or from Duane over on Vintage sleds.
My understanding and not sayin that,s correct, is the first year, like yours had the transverse leaf spring, other years like mine had a standard two spring set up, one on each spring.
The only other difference I found was that some (mine) have small grab handles on the tunnel near the back, not all have them. I do notice that yours doesn't appear to have a front bumper, mine does.
The company that made these is Feldman Manufacturing, they are still in business and less then an hour from my house. I tried talking with them but the answer was, now one there now was around in the early 70's, they really didn't even care about it.
Bob, your Snow Flake looks to be a 1973 model 400. Snowballer's is a Mark II, which ceased production after the previous year. The models were built simultaneously however, the 400 was formerly called the Super Mark II.
I thought so too, but several years ago through some talks on these, we came to the conclusion that mine was one of last ones built and somethings wern't correct according to the catalog, the guess was, at the end they were maybe just cleaning off the shelves and building with what was left. Just a guess and we'll never know, don't even remember for sure what was different, maybe I have the earlier SOLO single, in a later chassis or something like that.