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10/14/12 at 1:45pm
 
just picked up a '80 whip anything i should look for before i try to run it? it started on some gas in the carb (fuel line broken off tank) i noticed the track suspension doesnt work at all, where do i start with that? thua looks in good shape for the year, no idea on mileage as it has no gauges. Also how hard is it to put electric start on this?
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Reply #1 - 10/14/12 at 2:14pm
 
For starters, I would do is clean up the entire fuel system. Clean out the tank, new fuel lines, filter. Clean the carbs up and install new gaskets. Make sure there's a good spark at the plugs. Spray a little wd-40 or similar product in each cylinder to free up the rings.
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Reply #2 - 10/14/12 at 4:38pm
 
well i did pretty much what you suggested since i posted execpt the carb flange. im gonna try to find one now. but she fired right up. ill post a pic when i get home. thanks
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Reply #3 - 10/15/12 at 4:46am
 
Does it still have the original carb and air box? They are a matched set and running the engine without an airbox leans out the engine. Check the rubber ring hidden inside the carb mounting flange. An air leak there can be a big problem unless you have a pile of new pistons around.

Electric start is possible but rounding up the correct parts is getting harder. It also requires removing the PTO seal and replacing it with the electric start version. Wiring needs changes also.
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Reply #4 - 10/15/12 at 8:24am
 
it does have the airbox and the thing with the holes that goes in the top of it. there is a rubber ring on the carb but i think it needs replaced because i can spin the carb a bit when everything is together, im having a hard time finding a replacement, can i just put some rtv on everything and make sure its tight?? also the headlight doesnt work, the bulb looks good (no broken filaments) and it looks brand new, any guess on where to start looking to find whats wrong??

i thought the elctric start would be easier since i saw it had a flywheel with teeth on it and the key has a "start" position, oh well looks like pulling for me this winter
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Reply #5 - 10/15/12 at 10:58am
 
i was borwsing around ebay and saw a lighting coil, think this is what could be bad on mine? anyway to test it ?
and heres a pic of it.
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Reply #6 - 10/16/12 at 5:06am
 
If it has the clutch side ring gear, I would guess the sled is already set up and wired for electric start, so the tough part is done.

I have worked on many a Scorpion sled where the carb mounting ring was gooped up with silicone. While it may work for awhile, the silicone will deteriorate eventually. If you try it, I would only put silicone on the round sides of the ring and add a thick homemade paper flange gasket. You also should make sure that the ring is installed correctly in the first place. If you look carefully you will see that the tabs need to line up with the grooves, and if they don't, the ring is probably turned around the wrong way.
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Reply #7 - 10/16/12 at 6:34am
 
ill check that today thanks
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Reply #8 - 10/17/12 at 5:13pm
 
you guys know if theres a way to test that lighting coil to see if thats why my lights dont work?
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Reply #9 - 11/04/12 at 6:47am
 
got the lights working, im not sure what i did to fix it since i did a few things then tried it. was tracing the wires and unplugged all the plugs and made sure they were tight also pulled the key switch to test and it was full of water, put everything back together and it worked. AND now it looks like we might get snow this week!!!!
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