No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Cooter » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:15 pm

where did you get the material for the bottom of your sliders or is it original?
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Red Devil 500 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:58 pm

Barrie did them for me.
502 Diablo
444 Hus Ski
1963 Autoboggen
1962 L55 Polaris
1972 Raider 290
1976 Peterbourgh 18'5ft 165
2007 Honda Rubicon 500
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Red Devil 500 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:34 pm

Well this is what the skies look like so they will be mounted tomorrow.CAN NOT WAIT TO RIDE this week.

Sean
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502 Diablo
444 Hus Ski
1963 Autoboggen
1962 L55 Polaris
1972 Raider 290
1976 Peterbourgh 18'5ft 165
2007 Honda Rubicon 500
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Snowsquall » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:37 am

Hi.

Wow looks great, loved watching this rebuild and learning some pretty cool stuff about Hus-ski's. And looking forward to seeing it being ridden.

Thank you.

Shawn .
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Red Devil 500 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:14 pm

IT"A ALIVE well at 4:30 this morning we started it and it runs like a charm.We just ran it on the shop floor WOW it was great!!!!I have video of us but i do not think i can post it here.Bought the chain today so I think Sunday could be the day!!

Sean
502 Diablo
444 Hus Ski
1963 Autoboggen
1962 L55 Polaris
1972 Raider 290
1976 Peterbourgh 18'5ft 165
2007 Honda Rubicon 500
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Red Devil 500 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:31 pm

This was my fix for the brake rotor problem on all these units.Fill in the center of the rotor (weld).Then take to a local metal shop that owns a Piranha Iron worker and have them center and punch out a square that wil be no bigger then the outside diameter of the shaft.Then bring it home toss it in the vise center the rotor on the shaft scribe it.Break out a metal file and file to fit!Oh and here is the motor being dropped in today!


Sean
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502 Diablo
444 Hus Ski
1963 Autoboggen
1962 L55 Polaris
1972 Raider 290
1976 Peterbourgh 18'5ft 165
2007 Honda Rubicon 500
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Red Devil 500 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:20 pm

I'am so close i can taste it,but I'am slowly running out of steam.Spent two hours looking for parts today that were on the bench.The motor is in,Jack shaft and secondary clutch,Chain,wiring,so tomorrow fuel tank,brakes, ignition switch (That I'am not sure what goes where on the the switch what wire where ?)Then mount the skies and tail light wiring.But MAN I'AM GETTING TIRED.My medical condition slows me down big time.

Sean
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502 Diablo
444 Hus Ski
1963 Autoboggen
1962 L55 Polaris
1972 Raider 290
1976 Peterbourgh 18'5ft 165
2007 Honda Rubicon 500
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Red Devil 500 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:16 pm

Well my first picture was Taken Nov 2nd.Strange as it may seem today Feb2nd & might i add Ground Hog Day I have completed my task of a complete restoration.This Hus Ski 1966 444,Serial #651166 is back on the snow (and we have lots today).This 4 month restoration would not have taken place at that speed with out this Web Site Thanks!And the members fast and knowledgeable response's.This is a guy who only had seen one at a vintage show in this fall (Thanks Mike Oreilly) did some investigation and started to hunt these machines.Then only days after herd that Alliston (Husk Ski 50th) was going to happen.Special thanks to Barrie and Frank.Go figure no pictures yet of the finished project but I will tell you my first test drive was exactly one hr long.So i will now go over every nut and bolt wash and wax and we are READY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!As crazy as it seems I have already called my paint and body guy today to see when we can start the Diablo 502, March is the word so I will start a new forum header in March.For now i will ride! My plan is to build one for each of my two children,one down.Two years ago I was told I had about 3 to 5 years to live (hence the rush)?Well I'am living let me tell you that!!!!!


Thanks to all who looked and listened I will post some pictures later.


Sean Mullin
502 Diablo
444 Hus Ski
1963 Autoboggen
1962 L55 Polaris
1972 Raider 290
1976 Peterbourgh 18'5ft 165
2007 Honda Rubicon 500
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Barrie2777 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:57 pm

If you made it back without losing any parts on the inaugural run, then you've done a great job. How did those sliders work out?
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Re: No Time To Waste! 444 for Feb 12th!Get Set Go !

Postby Red Devil 500 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:08 pm

All parts made it back! BUT as i pulled in from my second test run tonight I hit the throttle and hit my sons race car doing a good bit of damage to the left front fender *#&!$%^&* I COULD CRY!!!!!!!!!!So banged out the damage and will look at repainting the fender tomorrow!DAM!! But here is a picture just before my big screw up!

Sean
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444 Hus Ski
1963 Autoboggen
1962 L55 Polaris
1972 Raider 290
1976 Peterbourgh 18'5ft 165
2007 Honda Rubicon 500
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