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gixxer6

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #105 on: November 06, 2018, 11:23:04 AM »
I'm back at it!  At the end of last year I had the glue on the hood duct fail.  Well, not really the glue...I painted the duct before gluing it in and the glue stuck to the paint but the paint did not stick to the duct.  The result was a broken windshield and some minor scratches.  The scratches buffed out, and I am in the process of modifying a replacement windshield. 

I did start it up and warm it up good, it only took 3 pulls (fired on the second).  I have some 3/4" picks and chisels on the way to replace the trail studs that are in it now.  I am going to shave the lugs on the track down to 1/2".  I have 120 picks coming, and 24 chisels.  Is that going to be enough? 

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« Reply #106 on: November 06, 2018, 04:57:36 PM »
Bummer on the glue fail.  I can't remember if  I used epoxy or fiberglass resin on ours.

As far as the number of studs.  We have been running 44 per track.  So 144 sounds like plenty.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...

gixxer6

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #107 on: November 29, 2018, 03:02:17 PM »
Track shaved and picks & chisels installed: 

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #108 on: November 29, 2018, 04:55:03 PM »
That looks serious.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2019, 08:48:14 AM »
This build has turned out really nice!

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #110 on: January 12, 2019, 03:51:38 PM »
Picks everywhere! The rule is one pick per horsepower, then what do they know.

gixxer6

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #111 on: January 14, 2019, 09:24:33 AM »
I haven't made it to the ice yet, but WOW does this thing hook up on the hard pack of a plowed dirt road!  I had to tighten the track a little because it started to ratchet.  Then I dropped the engagement rpm a little because I couldn't keep the front end from coming up too far.  I'm going to tighten the limiter straps a notch as well.  What a blast to ride! 

I picked up a Polaris P85 and secondary this weekend.  I won't have time to get them installed and tuned before the first race, but I'm looking forward to trying them out yet this year. 

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #112 on: January 14, 2019, 01:34:25 PM »
I used the primary p85 off a 97 500rmk (evolved chassis).  The secondary is an adjustable fancy helix arctic cat type? The belt I used is an arctic cat 0627-020 belt.  The deflection is good and did not need to shim.  P95 primary needs a 1/2 inch longer bolt.  Secondary of course needs welded up and a slot cut for the square key.

J-1 43gr weights (need to verify weight) different profile weight, lots of weight on tip.
round Almond spring (140-320?)

Engagement 5500ish runs out fine.

10-MR weights 42.3gr (there is more details in the weight but not reweighing them)
10-44  weights 43.923gr
10-MW weights 44.160gr

The stock 500 ran a primary blue spring (120-300?) 70hpish
10-MR weights
Secondary had a R34 helix not sure on the secondary
This can give you a good starting point.  Keep in mind my elevation is 10k-12k

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Re: The Intimidator
« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2019, 07:56:58 AM »
Thanks for the info!  These clutches came off from a 93 Indy 500 efi.  I haven't tried it yet, but I hear that the primary will bolt right on without modification.  I knew the secondary was going to take some work to fit.  Did you need to adjust the length of the Kawi jack shaft?