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by voltswagon
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Chatting
Topic: repurposed 444
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: repurposed 444

Front sprockets are made from hdpe plastic........same as the grousers. I cut them out of 1" thick sheet, bolted 2 together and finished shaping them with a coarse sander on an angle grinder. A labor of love but more accessible to me than casting aluminum.
by voltswagon
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One last run
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: One last run

Where are the pics?
by voltswagon
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Daily Chatting
Topic: repurposed 444
Replies: 3
Views: 446

repurposed 444 update

Two trial runs showed promise and problems. Good news is it works as hoped. Wires to motors will need to be reversed since on the wheelchair, motors were mounted ahead of the axle. Makes a difference since the speed, and power, is very limited in reverse. I want to connect a sled and the easiest pla...
by voltswagon
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Daily Chatting
Topic: repurposed 444
Replies: 3
Views: 446

repurposed 444

Hi all, Several years ago, I was inspired by a pic of a 444 in a local (Maine)sell/swap publication. Thanks to this forum, I was able to locate a chassis and misc. parts to get me started. since the project is beginning to take shape, I thought perhaps some of you would be interested. Think electric...
by voltswagon
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Daily Chatting
Topic: Lock down
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Lock down

Hi All, Out here in rural Maine, I'm playing ostrich, spending a lot of time in the woods, boiling sap, cutting firewood and generally ignoring the news. Common sense staying healthy (eat well, sleep well, reduce stress) is my plan. Being mostly retired, it really isn't much of a change of pace. Als...
by voltswagon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Discussions about Hus Skis
Topic: track building
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

track building

What tool(s) has anyone used to make holes in the rubber belting? I have tried several different styles of drill bits without finding something that makes a clean hole. Because of modifications to the basic design, I am needing to make new tracks. Thanks for your input.
by voltswagon
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ice cleats
Replies: 6
Views: 4792

Re: ice cleats

I new to this forum so perhaps this isn't the right place to ask......Where did you obtain the nylon (plastic) cleats? Those look to be a whole bunch more suitable for varied conditions than wood.
Thanks