Chrysler Sno-Runner Snowmobile `79 - $650 (Bozeman) for sale in Montana
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This is a Chrysler snow runner. These winter snow toys were made for a brief time from 1979 to 1982. Orginally the military contracted Chrysler to make a snow bike to carry a single solider. However, it was turned down the bike due to the fact that it was not able to go through fresh powder with a fully equiped solider on it. The bike was then made for the public, with a total of 2800 being made and sold. Manufactured at the Chrysler Outoard Marine Division in Hartford, Wisconsin. The SnoRunner utilized a134cc. 2 cycle Power bee engine that produced 7hp, this engine is still being produced today. It has an integral 90 watt alternator and uses a Tillotson 320A carb. Power is transfered via a centrifugal clutch to a #35 size chain to a size #35 chain track with 4inch plastic paddles every 4inches, a total of 21 paddles. The gasoline has to be mixed at a 24 to 1 gas/2stroke oil mixture. Top speed is around 20-29 mph. The snorunner weighs only 85 pounds and comes apart with quick pins, one pin holds the front ski on, one holds the handlebars to the steering shaft, two hold the foot rest which also has a emergency pull cord inside, to use if the recoil breaks, another pin under the seat which is also a screw driver and sparkplug wrench holds the orange frame to the engine frame. There is also a quick disconnect on the gas line under the tank. So it only takes 30 seconds to pull all these pins and the snorunner comes apart in 3 separate pieces, which can easily fit in a large trunk of a car. This also makes it easy to store at home (closet, basement). The snorunner has a decompression release by the spark plug to make it easier to pull, it has a high low beam headlight and tail brake light to run at night. Snorunners run great on 9 inches or less of powder snow or hard pack or following snowmobile paths, they don't run in deep powder and will get stuck, but there light weight makes it easy to carry out those situations. They will climb medium size hills with hard pack. There great to take to snowmobile and collector events. Most people have never seen one and they draw alot of attention.
We has this sled out last year and had fun blasting down the alley ways. Everything works and is in good shape with the exception of the track frame. The 2nd picture shows the crack in it, however this has been there since I purchased it 15 years ago and has not propagated at all since then. They do sell new track frames online for 57 bucks, or no reason a small support couldn't be fab'd up. don't hesitate to email with any questions or for more details.