Started to pull the motor apart and decided to check compression first. 150-150 !! Wow. Never saw a machine that old get any higher than 130.
decided to just pour a bunch of oil through it and work the motor back and forth. It wasn't stuck, but figured getting everything coated in some oil would be a good thing. Drained out the excess oil and then thoroughly cleaned the carb (single carb, should have been a clue). Carb was very full of the white powder crud. Cleaned every little part of the carb and then put it all back together. Put fresh gas in and pulled the handle. Started 3rd pull. Runs like a champ. Lots of 2 stroke smoke, of course. Completely fill the garage with smoke.
While cleaning the motor I noticed the label said "Arctic Cat - 340cc" Glad I caught that before I proceeded. I was thinking this was a 440. The label on the seat cover says 340 as well, but it was covered up by the funky rack.
I think I'm just going to fix it up and maybe sell it as it is. Really don't need another old machine around the yard. Figured I'd sell a few this fall/winter.
I did pressure wash this machine before pulling it into the garage and it actually cleaned up pretty well, but the colors are all faded with the weather. Wondering now if the hood can be buffed out. Maybe another shot of clearcoat....
Not really sure what a machine like this is worth. To me, it would be an excellent sled for pre-teen or small-teen.
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1996 Skidoo Touring E 380F (sister's)
1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
1985 Skidoo Tundra 250F
1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
1990 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1982 Arctic Cat Panther 440F