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Old 01-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Snowflake snowmobile

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...

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Lucky you, all models of that used the same belt, 60547.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How rare r they? I can't seem to find any info on them...I got this one from a guy who had it in a museum...i have no idea if it will run, but I'm going to clean things up, and give it a shot...
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's a unique little sled! The Mark II was only made for two years.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They were only built for three years, so I'd guess that they are quite rare.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've only ever seen two of them in my entire life, and I'm a confirmed sled nut.

They're rare for sure! Very unusual machines. IIRC, all the engines offered on them were regular production, either Chrysler or CCW.

Keep us up to date on how it goes!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd put it on Ebay, sell it for a few grand, and then buy your kids a 300 or 400 CC sled. You do not want them damaging that thing for what it could be worth!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow..I had no idea the value, I bought it for 200 bucks...I am still going to get it going, it should b a fun little project...thanx for the info...
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I have never heard of one of those but my manual says 70 was a Chrysler or CCW 71 was Solo or CCW 72 73 was CCW so the book says and there is not much info about it. Nice looking sled. Good luck
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I have seen a few of these around. In nice condition there not worth a ton ive seen them go between $200-$900 in original condition. There rare but not like omg i got to get it rare.

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You may be able to get more info on it from Davids vintage sled site. Good luck, have fun, and get your kids to help!

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Does anybody know what size plug that I should put into the snowflake? It appears to be a 180cc solo, but I'm not sure....thanx
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Info I have for the 180cc Solo is a Bosch W175T1 with a gap of 0.018 - 0.020. The Bosch W175T1 cross references on my list to a NGK B6NS or a Champion L82C.

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Sounds good...thanx old man...
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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.

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Re: Snowflake snowmobile

Well I have it running like a champ...daughter loves it.....I will try to post a video link....I found that everything off of a Tecumseh chain saw fits on the motor...

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Re: Snowflake snowmobile

Hey Bob, what size is your snowflake? It looks a lot different than the one I have...

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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.
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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.
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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.
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