WTB Snowmobile Parts

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WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by Humblej » Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:34 pm

Want to buy parts to build a model T snowmobile/snowbird. Entire system or bits and pieces.


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Re: WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by Jeepster47 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:12 pm

There is a original kit in eBay Iv seen listed recently.


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Re: WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by DustySpokes » Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:29 pm

Modelt96 has a great start to a complete setup being front skiis , rear wheels, tracks, narrowed frame on eBay right now. I have had excellent experiences with Mark at Model T Haven over the years.


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Re: WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by TractorGlenn » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:19 am

The "snowmobile" parts listed on ebay are as follows 1. Skis and spindles are Model T Snowflyer. 2. Track is Snowflyer and would fit either Model T or Model A. Note there is at least one Snowmobile cleat with the track towards the left end of the photo. 3. The small wheels are about 1933-35 Arps Snowbird idler wheels probably off a Model A or early B/V8. Hope this info may help a buyer, Glenn


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Re: WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by z_carrico » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:22 pm

I would say the price is pretty darn good for those parts, and fairly complete. For reference you might want to look at Brian Moriarty's web site with mostly reproduction parts: https://nhsnocar.myshopify.com/collections/all He primarily does the early 20's Snowmobile parts, before the Snowbird, snowflyer tracks. The Tracks shown are later but would have been sold for T's as well as A's, and are the same as a set that I have.

I am not so sure about the narrow frame, I don't think that I have seen that before especially in the later 20's and 30's kits. It may have been for an earlier kit. Some locations (I think primarily in New England) used sleighs with narrow track width, and the early spindles came for 44 and 56" widths. Maybe this frame was narrowed to accomplish a 44" track when narrow spindles were no longer offered.

I do have a set of tracks (snowflyer) and the metal for wooden ski bottoms (Snowmobile) if you are feeling handy and want to shape the wood yourself. If you are interested let me know.

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Re: WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by Humblej » Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:09 pm

Thanks for your replys. Mark is selling some nice skis and spindles, but the rest is kind of a mish-mash of parts. Dont think the wheels or frame are for any kind of a snow machine. What I have so far is a pair of cantilever springs and mounting brackets for a 44" snowmobile rear end, and some trailer axle spindles that are for a model T wheel that I can make into a 44 or 56 bogie axle shaft. I also have a TT chassis that I bought with the idea of making it some kind of snowmobile with an ARPS tractor bogie wheels, arm, and tracks with some 56" spindles and skis. So starting from scratch with lots of options. I think my best route as of today would be some 56" spindles and skis for the TT. what have you got? What can you suggest?


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Re: WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by Humblej » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:03 am

Snowmobile, snowbird, snowflyer, eskimobile, Arps, whatever parts. Dont be shy because they may be a pile of rust or incomplete.

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Re: WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by Humblej » Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:23 am

Yes I am registered to bid.


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Re: WTB Snowmobile Parts

Post by TractorGlenn » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:28 pm

Do you have the 44ga. rear shackles for connecting the springs to the narrowed TT rear axle? all 56ga. parts are harder to find than 44ga. If you locate any parts for the main 4 manufacturers (there were others) of snow vehicle conversions for T or A Fords and you need to identify it, just post a photo.

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