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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 11:07 pm:

This thing, on display at the National Museum of the American Indian, was built as a school bus in the 1950s, then converted for ice fishing on some big lake in Canada. It has about a 14" ice drill, and then they drop a net in the hole. Per the video, it works. There are a whole fleet of them.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adrian Whiteman on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 06:24 am:

Here is a Tucker, in the Antarctic museum in Christchurch NZ. This one went across the Antarctic led by the British, but was beaten to being the first across, as Ed Hillary (conqueror of Everest) went ahead with a Ferguson tractor to drop off fuel for them and just kept on going.....

Cheers
Adrian

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:08 am:

I too was fascinated by that machine. What a fun tinkerin trap. machine


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Schubert on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 10:16 pm:

The Green on looks like a Bombardier built one. They made a lot of them. As a kid I remember riding in one on the Columbia Icefields in Jasper Park Alberta Canada.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:09 pm:

Right, Les, they are Bombardiers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A,J, Bell on Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 01:27 am:

That model dates back to the early 40s, and were made in Quebec
by Joseph Armand Bombardier.
(And of course the correct pronunciation is Bom-Bar-D-A)

Regards
Art


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Driscoll on Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 12:25 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Driscoll on Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 07:47 pm:

Test /image {Super Snow Bird}


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth Harbuck - Shreveport, LA on Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 10:26 pm:

Dem deer huntin rednecks 'round here pronounce it "Bom-Buh-Deer" and the smarter ones that ride the Honda foh-weelas pronounce Polaris "Pull-Aris" since they get stuck pullin dem outta da mud when dat belt gets wet. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Driscoll on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 03:04 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Driscoll on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 03:23 pm:

I bought the Super Snow Bird from the original owner. He delivered mail with it from 1934 to 1968. He was 91 years old when I bought it from him in 1997. It has water heat, electric windshield defroster and a dash mounted rheostat to control generator output. It performs as well as it did in 1934 and is believed to be the most original Super Snow Bird in existence.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Dizer on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 09:36 pm:

Looks like a bullet hole in the drivers door of the orange one! I wouldn't have wanted to have been in the seat when that happened!


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