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Szil66 12-25-2013 05:30 PM

1971 Arctic Cat Lynx
I finally pulled out a 1971 Arctic Cat Lynx 292 that was under a collapsed shed on our family farm. It's been parked since the late 70's and almost everything is rotted to pieces or stuck!

Are they worth anything restored?

Is it worth my time and money?

Where can I buy parts/upgrades?

Any answers would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys!

I'm new to the snowmobile world so I figured this would be the best place to start!

spanky2625 12-25-2013 10:03 PM

Post some pics... it'll help us help you

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Szil66 12-26-2013 09:26 PM

I only have a couple pictures right at the moment, I will try to take some more tomorrow. I am gonna move it into the garage and start taking the motor apart. I want to make sure I can get it to start before I worry about everything else!

spanky2625 12-27-2013 12:37 AM

Id get the motor torn apart and see what shape its in then you will know what you wanna do

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Szil66 12-27-2013 02:40 AM

The motor is stuck, some one robbed the spark plug 20+ years ago! Are the engines easy to come by? Rebuild kits? Cylinder sleeves? I am new to snowmobiles and 2 strokes in general. I know my way around a 4 stroke V8 but haven't touched a whole lot of other stuff? Should I buy a parts manual and go from there?

Sorry for all the questions!

I was going to wait until morning to pull the motor but my insomnia kicked in and I went and did it tonight. I will tear it apart tomorrow and see what I have to work with and I'll try to take pictures as I go.

Thanks for all your help!

You can look through the whole album here:
1971 Arctic Cat Lynx Photos by szil66 | Photobucket

Hopefully that works. Some pictures are for later reference and so I know what I am looking at without actually looking at it physically.

sixty8cat 12-27-2013 01:59 PM

oh hell, a good presure washing and some marvel mystery oil and she will be good as new...LMAO!. Thats pretty bad shape, so you got to ask yourself, how much do you love misery? We have all been down this road before and it can be heaven or hell. I wouldnt take the engine out right now. Try to free her up in the sled. you dont know if the magnets on the flywheel are froze or the crank. Dump P B Blaster or tranny fluid in the spark plug hole. get the recoil off, pull the flywheel. then get a pipe wrench on the clutch shaft and GENTLY start rocking the crank back and forth. may take a day or two, just dont break anything. Dont beat on the

HereKittyKitty 12-27-2013 02:35 PM

Your Lynx is not in good shape at all. My '73 Panther looks way better but its not running. Currently riding a 2003 ZL 600.

spanky2625 12-27-2013 02:37 PM

The body will clean up pretty good I think... ive seen worse ones that with a little elbow grease look great

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Szil66 12-27-2013 03:16 PM

Motor is completely shot. Cylinder wall is mostly rust and the crankcase is filled with dirt and who knows what else. It's going to be a hell of a project that I don't even know if it will be worth. Even with the cylinder off it took me quite awhile to get the crank to even move. Everything is covered in rust.

Is it worth trying to find a new motor, maybe a better motor? Or should I maybe just let this one be?

spanky2625 12-27-2013 03:22 PM

How much do you have into it?

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