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Wrenchen on a SW 396
« on: March 07, 2010, 06:45:59 PM »
I picked up a another Yamaha at the Balls Beater Run  at Ray's a month ago. Its a SW 396, It the same model sled  (the first sled) my dad bought brand new in fall of 1970. That is pretty much why I couldn't pass this sled up. There is a lot of childhood memories that goes with this sled. I was only 8 years old at the time. So this one is all about sentimental value.
And the bonus is it is a running sled in relatively good survivor condition. I spent the last couple of weeks disassembling it to clean it up. I put on a different track and drive sprocket. Discovered motor had a blown head gasket on one of the cylinders. Had to replace the fuel tank, plastic was cracked beyond repair.  :thankyou: to Del Robinhorst for setting me up with just the right fuel tank for the model sled.  Lots of other small issues.
As of today, I believe this sled is trail ready. However we unfortunetly just ran out of winter. Oh well, unless we get that one last snow fall I guess it'll have to wait until next season.
I plan to do a full restoration on this sled sometime. But I have other sled projects I will want   

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Re: Wrenchen on a SW 396
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 06:49:55 PM »
attend to this off season.