picked this sled up in mid august as I was looking for a project sled to
give me something to do.It turned out to be a fair bit more of a project
than I figured. The sled is a 1969 Bolens Sprint Model 620. Powered by
a JLO 296cc engine 17.5 h.p. This is the first year of production for the
Bolens snowmobile. Ended in 1972.
The fuel cap was missing and had a copenhagen can for a cap. Tank was fairly ugly inside and had no filter on it. The carburetor ( tillotson HR28a) was missing any type of breather / filter and was sitting outside like this forever and would need to be torn down and cleaned at the least.
The hood was in quite good shape minus a few scratches. The wiring for the headlight was dangling inside burnt from the exhaust .The seat foam was in quite decent shape, suprisingly, as it was sitting outside as well with no cover. I ended up making a new cover for it myself.
The skis are good and steering all work well, no serious play in any of it although one of the rods was removed to be straightened and steering re aligned. Looks like someone went headlong into something and bent the bumper up as well as one of the steering arms.The all steel body has no rust what so ever and is in really decent shape.The belly pan is in need of slight attention on a couple of dings.
I had no plans of making this sled a complete resto but just a good original/reliable trail rider. It was quite a task considering the info available out their on Sprints. I'll bet you I sent out 50 emails and cruised every vintage sled site looking for info and parts on these sleds. I ended up coming across Stephen down in Washington state who's dad was a Bolens dealer back in the 1960's.He was very good in helping out with questions and literature. Continued on page 346
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