The IceHawk!

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splatterdog
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Re: The IceHawk!

Post by splatterdog » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:34 am

dlb wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Maybe swap in a diesel 2C-T engine like CathodeRayTube had been working on a while back? I feel like a diesel would be better suited to handle the added demand of the tracks.

You know, just in case you're looking for a crazy project to dedicate a few months and buckets of money to, lol.
Haha! Quite a bit beyond what I have time/motivation for. Part of my affection for these cars is how little they normally need work. Fixing the rust alone would have been considered heroic measures and I still have more I could do. Spending a month of spare time had to make way for fishing, especially since the ice was finally ready when the car just reached usable status. Really, really surprised I didn't detach a rear control arm last winter. You guys out west sure are spoiled when it comes to rust.

When I need tracks I still have two snowmobiles and a custom built 4x7 sleigh.

Petros- I did have a lengthy max rpm EL battle last winter with the snow tires. A previously plowed road on the lake had been drifted shut, but I didn't know that until there was no stopping or turning back. I bounced and twisted my way through feet of snow that was knocking my feet off the pedals a bit due to the snow trying to push through holes in the drivers floor. Even after over 25 years of T4'ing I still get amazed at what it goes through and how many vehicles it walks away from, since I went with snows that's all of them.

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Re: The IceHawk!

Post by splatterdog » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:35 pm

Well, I just added a softwater rating. Without a passenger seat a 10 foot kayak(9ft 8in) fits inside with an inch to spare. It's a cheap sit in yak so I would be afraid of crushing it with how hard I would strap it down to the roof. Less wind resistance this way also.

Surprisingly the fish smell from ice season dissipated a while ago without shampooing.

Sorry for the sideways preview.
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Re: The IceHawk!

Post by NWMO » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:28 pm

Very nice Splatterdog!

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