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Offline Bell#4

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1971 Johnson Skee Horse 30 with cutter.
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:51:40 PM »
Hello to all,

I am a new-bee to all this, just picked up a really nice 71 skee horse 30 with cutter.

Sled has been in storage, hasn't ran since 1980 anything other than the obvious I need to know before firing up.

Put a little 10-30 oil in the heads just to turn over easy, checked everything, plugs, gas tank etc - all clean and good.

Put gallon of mixed gas in her, pulled the compression button back couple of pulls nothing, took the snorkel off carb sprayed little gas in and got it to fire.

Question, came with no key, but was able to turn ignition is this ok or will I need a key?


Offline cruelpaul

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Re: 1971 Johnson Skee Horse 30 with cutter.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 06:05:26 AM »
Welcome aboard.
You won't need a key if you've already got it to fire. Might need to add a tether, so you have a quick way to shut it off.

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Offline penguin

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Re: 1971 Johnson Skee Horse 30 with cutter.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 11:12:59 PM »
yes, welcome! here is our 69 with sleigh




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Offline Bell#4

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Re: 1971 Johnson Skee Horse 30 with cutter.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 12:55:10 PM »
Very nice,


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Re: 1971 Johnson Skee Horse 30 with cutter.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 06:24:27 PM »
 you got fuel and fire ,get a key switch, good job, and enjoy,
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Re: 1971 Johnson Skee Horse 30 with cutter.
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 08:00:53 PM »
I would recommend a few things- One, remove the recoil assembly and look in the fan housing for evidence of mouse nests. Mice LOVE to pack these up with crap and more than one opposed OMC has melted a piston which later proved to be from cooling fins packed with crap.

TWO- replace ALL the flexible fuel lines. They may amazingly work now but are brittle and will fail soon.

Three- block the back of the machine in the air and roll the track around by hand, make sure all the suspension wheels roll free. Put a shot of grease in any grease zerk you can find.

Check the oil level in the gearbox and add if needed.   
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