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mswyka

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Admitting Defeat
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:36:33 AM »
We have come to that part of the year when once again I am admitting to the defeat of winter.  The first sled went back into the machine shed this morning.
Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1981 Invader 440, 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: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 06:33:45 PM »
I took the Intruder off the trailer today and plan to put it away in the morning when things are frozen up again.  The Invader might sit on the snow pile until the track touches the ground.  Wonder how long that will take???

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 05:12:01 PM »
Same here in Maine. Only had a couple of rides... I slipped on the deck in the early part of the season hanging my let it snow sign and broke my wrist and messed up my hand. Near the end of the season I did get the vader over to the drag strip (against the wife's orders) this one has the JD heads 85mph using Gps for my speedo (phone app) when i backed her down felt like there may have been a little more in her . I could not stop grinning The whole time I was getting scolded by the wife. LOL Rebuilding the Intruder motor this summer and hope next year both will be out on the lake together.
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Rebuild the 48"Auger Gearbox Ariens
Stain Deck
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mswyka

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 10:49:55 AM »
Three more sleds went back into the machine shed this past Sunday to begin their long summer slumber.  Two more to recover from camp before they are all put away for the season.

It is a bittersweet time
Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1981 Invader 440, 1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...

Interceptor398

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 06:03:32 PM »
I have been playing a kind of silly game the last several springs.  I park a sled on the biggest pile of snow I have and only put it away when the track gets to the ground.  Looks like it will be a few more days!


mswyka

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 08:58:25 PM »
Silly?  Sounds perfectly normal to me.
Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1981 Invader 440, 1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...

mswyka

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 01:19:28 PM »
Slowly filling up the shed.
Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1981 Invader 440, 1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...

mswyka

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 01:19:55 PM »
I have been playing a kind of silly game the last several springs.  I park a sled on the biggest pile of snow I have and only put it away when the track gets to the ground.  Looks like it will be a few more days!

Track on the ground yet?
Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1981 Invader 440, 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: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2019, 05:25:50 PM »
About an inch to go.  The cool weather has made it a slow process.

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 09:13:58 PM »
As of 4/15/19 the back of the track has touched the ground.  I will post pics of the event in pic of the week as soon as I get a chance.

mswyka

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2019, 08:17:09 PM »
Slowly getting organized.  Two more sleds to go.
Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1981 Invader 440, 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: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 09:11:17 AM »
What do you use to lift the sleds to the second level ?

mswyka

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2019, 11:42:31 AM »
Strong young people. The sleds up top are future projects.
Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1981 Invader 440, 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: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2019, 02:00:53 PM »
Wow Marc, I believe I see NINE Kaws in that picture!  You've got the disease BAD!    ;D

mswyka

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Re: Admitting Defeat
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2019, 06:41:17 PM »
Wow Marc, I believe I see NINE Kaws in that picture!  You've got the disease BAD!    ;D

You are right, there  are 9 Kawasakis that are partially visible, one Kat Kutter, and one 72 Panther 303 that is  not visible.  Also what you can't see in the photo are the sleds behind me when I took that picture.  Oh, and just barely visible are a pair of turbo jetskis
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Intruders:  1978, 1979 X2, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1981 Invader 440, 1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...