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V8 Engines / Mechanical or Electric Fuel Pump
« on: November 25, 2022, 09:19:38 am »
Hello All, I own a 1963 R 12 with a 313 V8.
When I did the 313 rebuild I installed an 12Volt electric fuel pump. I can not get them to last, I am replacing my second one with only about 4 hours on it.
Has anyone had experience with the electric modification. The reason I did this was that I heard that the mechanical system was prone to vapour locking.

General Discussion / Wheels for a R Model Ski
« on: October 21, 2022, 02:31:01 pm »
Hello All, I feel like I am reinventing the wheel but has anyone designed a removal wheel assy for the R model ski. I have been mucking around with a wheel from set from a snow blower and they are too light. The shafts bend and the wheel hubs break out of the hub. I am now looking at a axel/bearing hub 4 bolt from Princess and mount two 8" trailer tires and rims. Has anyone have  a better idea. Sure would like some help.

V8 Engines / Radiator Rebuild
« on: September 25, 2022, 08:53:23 am »
Hello, Has anyone found a reasonable recorer of the Bombardier brass rads. I got a quote last spring here in Sault Ste Marie for $1400.  This is totally not reasonable. Amazon ca has an aluminum unit which is very close to a match available for less than $300
with free shipping if you are a Prime member.  Bob

Drivetrain / Only One track driving 1963 R12
« on: April 01, 2022, 03:22:45 pm »
Thge other day The R/H track started to spin on ice when we were loading the machine onto our trailer. Today taking he machine off the trailer and putting it in the garage , it sounded like it was slipping again. R/H side, so I got out to check it. The R/H track had jumped off. The rubber drive sprocket turns all directions. It should be locked up?Correct?????? This is all new to me. I am wondering if I broke an axel??
Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Bob

Hello everyone, Time to Rock and Roll. I am sick of sittin and not doing anything. Lets talk BOMBARDIER!
I have a full rebuild going that has been in the works for 18 years. The steel work is at last done and I am about to get a lesson on body work!  A great friend  has offered to help me and a lot has happened in the past two years.
  I am sure others have stories to tell
  so lets wake up and start talking
Bob Sanders
Desbarats, Ontario
705-542-3618  TXT and Cell

Drivetrain / Slide Suspension Replacing 1, 2 & 3 Wheels with a slider
« on: March 21, 2020, 02:36:02 pm »
Has anyone out there carried out this mod? A lot of machines in PQ have them installed.  Does some one sell these as a kit or supplies drawings. How does in work? Sure like to hear about them.  Bob

Metal Bombardiers / Engine Door
« on: November 22, 2019, 03:01:52 pm »
Does anyone have a set of engine doors in good shape or know of a firm that can stamp out a set of new skins. The R/H door skin is especially bad.

General Discussion / Outstanding Support and Communication
« on: January 03, 2019, 05:17:43 pm »
I would just like to say thank you to the guys that have been helping me with my Power steering and Window questions. Without Northern Tracks this would have been an almost impossible task.
 Keep up the great work and we all will have a better understanding of our machines and make them better for years to come.

Metal Bombardiers / Power Steering for R Models
« on: December 11, 2018, 05:27:00 pm »
Hello, Is there a simple way to install power steering. New vehicles are using an electric units verses the hyd version. My 63 is in for body work finally so the end is in sight! (I hope) Now is the time to install PS if I have to open up the front end.

V8 Engines / 313 Chrysler Electronic Ignition, Loss of spark
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:08:46 pm »
Hello All,
Just had a stupid snag on my 63 313  converted to electronic ignition problem,
For the last two years no problems starting, then this past week -NO GO!
Well after a lot opf muckin around it turned out to be a bad ground-the base of the Module was not grounded (Or lost its ground).
Cleaned everything thing up, hit the starter button and life!!


General Discussion / Lets keep this going
« on: January 04, 2008, 09:00:49 pm »
Every one has a storey, lets keep this site going

Bob Sanders the Snowbusman in Sault Ste Marie

Drivetrain / Brakes
« on: January 24, 2007, 09:12:52 am »
Hello out there and I just want to say that this forum is a great way for us Snowbus guys to move information around. I'm down here in Sault Ste Marie restoring a R63 which I got off a retired fisherman who used to work Lake Nipigon. It has been a long endeavour but interesting.
Has anyone ever come up with a reliable braking system. The drum brake on the transmission is not the most reliable way to use in a continuous operation. It would seem to me that some sort of hydraulic hand operated master cylinder and caliper and disc could be mounted on the input pinion of the Differential 
Any ideas or suggestions out there
Have a great winter and be careful

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