VINTAGE Polaris AND Arctic Cat Snowmobiles - Will They Run? (WITH MILLENNIAL FARMER!)

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Sitting for a combined a 27 years, tucked away in a quite Quonset in mid-western Minnesota, sat these vintage Polaris 700, and Arctic Cat 500 El' Tigre snowmobiles. The Polaris was purchased new by Zach's father In 97', which is really cool. The El' Tigre was stored in 1999 half way through some repairs. Think we can get both to run and ride again? *Thank you to the farmer who let us film on his property - nice feller.
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Ian McLaughlin
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Its a 77 eltigre and it french for tiger
Noah MacIsaac-Skinner (STUDENT)
Noah MacIsaac-Skinner (STUDENT) Օր առաջ
random dead mouse
J. P.
J. P. 2 օր առաջ
That second carb was a mouse toilet.
Repairman Jared
Repairman Jared 3 օր առաջ
I bought one of those 700's used when I was about 15 that had been bored out and ported I know I pegged the spedo over 70 a few times with it it was scary fast and torquee. Useless in powder/deep snow though to heavy and to short a track "another good reason for that extension" it had no low speed you touch the throttle and if it doesn't bite your digging a hole in a second so was only good for already packed trails. Only had it a few years before the engine seized on it and was a few years with crap for snow "Northern MN" so we sold it and another sled with our snowmobile trailer to some guys we had doing work on our property one summer. A few years back I bought a used EFI sled and it put that old 700 to shame but was again crappy in deep snow so sold it soon after buying it and fixing it up some.
El Capitan
El Capitan 4 օր առաջ
10:16 major trophy flex
J Wick
J Wick 4 օր առաջ
Great video hello from Alberta 🇨🇦 !
Phil Lanassa
Phil Lanassa 9 օր առաջ
Love the El-Tigre, but the Polaris is a straight up beast! What's that you said 700 CC, about 2000 horsepower 1900 lb. feet or torque, needs to to get its big self moving. The El-Tigre on the other hand with the Suzuki 500 ,.. is that the motor as in the TT-500 dirt bike? I rode a TT-500 and a Kawi KZ-350 Enduro (still have it, its a '72) and both are SCARY FAST on 2 wheels.. faster than I had the balls to take either to the edge. Those Mikuni carbs were always a joy to work on, both engines are fairly simple, basic and easy to service/maintain/rebuild or modify. Basic Digicals to diagnose and repair especially on the El-Tigre.. Great video, keep the snow mobiles coming! Let it snow, butthole deep to a drugstore Indian!
Doug Does Disney
Doug Does Disney 10 օր առաջ
Fix the el tigre
Bear Good
Bear Good 10 օր առաջ
the eltigre has my name on it
Mike Lavigne
Mike Lavigne 11 օր առաջ
Braidyn Siddoway
Braidyn Siddoway 11 օր առաջ
i have a 850
Ryan Beyea
Ryan Beyea 11 օր առաջ
What's up
Ryan Beyea
Ryan Beyea 11 օր առաջ
Brian Sliman
Brian Sliman 11 օր առաջ
You and the family doing wholesome family things..You guys give me hope for America!
Mike Hellekson
Mike Hellekson 13 օր առաջ
Pretty awesome to see 2 of my favorite tubers together!
Av8tore71 13 օր առաջ
Still have my Polaris Colt 250 my daughter rode last year My dad bought this new back in 76
Ian Mcleod
Ian Mcleod 13 օր առաջ
suspension seems fine!
Ian Mcleod
Ian Mcleod 13 օր առաջ
What happened to the young guns draggin the next projects out to the trailer?
Brian Cundif
Brian Cundif 14 օր առաջ
Getting the artic cat ready would be great
Jerry Craig
Jerry Craig 14 օր առաջ
The thing is I had a 1976 Kawasaki 900ltd, pretty fast bike, I had a couple friends at the local Kawasaki/other stuff dealer, they had some snowmobile that they told me would do pert near 100 mph to fast for me on snow, I knew nothing re: those things because where I live is an hour at least drive to good snow and I HATE cold, but damn 100mphs on snow!!!
I drive stuff
I drive stuff 15 օր առաջ
I have my own Polaris 1989 340 Indy sport
vincent p
vincent p 15 օր առաջ
Set the tiger free and fix her and ride the tail wind out or her
Andrew Kelley
Andrew Kelley 16 օր առաջ
i wanna see the arctic cat
Jerry Willis
Jerry Willis 16 օր առաջ
Brandon Samp
Brandon Samp 16 օր առաջ
Sync them carbs
Brayden West
Brayden West 16 օր առաջ
You should try to start the other snowmobile
Vince 16 օր առաջ
I'm thinking 75 or 76 as the 74's had Kawasaki engines (as does the 74 Eltigre 295 in my garage right now).
Bryan Young
Bryan Young 16 օր առաջ
You need to make the Arctic Cat run!
Gordon W Richert
Gordon W Richert 17 օր առաջ
i had that 1977 artic cat when i was a kid my dad bought it brand new for $ 700.oo it would run 80mph no problem you have to run premium fuel in it or it will self destruct the throttle cables stretch like crazy its the same engine as your pantera 1500 miles is about what you would get before a rebiuld will be needed use the best oil you can and mix it heavy the machines need a lot of lube if you want it to last but this is what was available at the time we still had a lot of fun brings back some good memaries
JonnyG 17 օր առաջ
Definitely need to see a whole shot between the el Tigre and XC 7
SilverRaven1959 18 օր առաջ
Love the content...keep it up!!!
Ben Eastman
Ben Eastman 18 օր առաջ
That XC is a gem. Absolutely love the wedge Polaris chassis and that this is badass
Kyle Shirey
Kyle Shirey 18 օր առաջ
Yes definitely need to get the old artic cat running again no need to scrap her just yet thanks
Eric Kotter
Eric Kotter 18 օր առաջ
Yes, I want to see you try and get the Actic Kitty running!
Lisa Spurrell
Lisa Spurrell 18 օր առաջ
try to power wash it
mrdarklight 18 օր առաջ
I love Derek's reaction when it starts on the 5th pull. Never doubt Derek.
Steven Capizzi
Steven Capizzi 18 օր առաջ
Hi Derek,,, My father taught me a cool little trick when trying to clean Carbs & their little tiny screw holes inlets and outlets & components too - He told me to grab a deep spaghetti boiling pot - throw all moving parts along with the bodies of the carbs - and anything els that has tiny little parts and holes that you may not be able to clean - fill up the pot with pure Distilled Vinegar and soak 24 hours - then rinse thoroughly with highly explosive liquids ( JUST KIDDING) - Rinse thoroughly with mineral spirits.....or something of the sort....This method has always worked very well for me - Thanks - and sorry about the coil on the Artic cat you will get her goin----I just know that you will....there aint no engine out there that can't get to fire buddy Love your vidz Derek Steve
Jamie Collins
Jamie Collins 19 օր առաջ
I’d like to see the arctic cat running
Greg atkin
Greg atkin 19 օր առաջ
I would like to sea the archaic cat run like never before
Nodorf 19 օր առաջ
This is the collab I didn't know i needed. Derek and Zach in same video, great guys both of you. I think you owe it to that El Tigré to get her running, i can see that she really wants to rip some snow once more.
Jeffrey Senne
Jeffrey Senne 19 օր առաջ
Absolutely get it running and let's see it!
Edward Merkl
Edward Merkl 19 օր առաջ
We need that ol artic cat going. Them Suzuki's love to sing and we want to hear the music
colin strachan
colin strachan 20 օր առաջ
love to see more of this
waltz 20 օր առաջ
lol i still drive the old ones. i cant afford a new one so i still love the old ones
Sledhead188 21 օր առաջ
That’s a 1976 eltigre build date should be in 75, 76 was the first year of the 500 Suzuki.
pako ranks
pako ranks 21 օր առաջ
The purple pot lally smoke because viola perceptually brush inside a confused potato. thundering, unequaled rugby
Carson Nowlin
Carson Nowlin 21 օր առաջ
Fix the ole artic cat
Joshua Garrett
Joshua Garrett 21 օր առաջ
Sounds like red beard looks like Ike
jake rife
jake rife 21 օր առաջ
i have an 81 cat i had ignition problems i unplugged the key and pushed the plug up thriough the dash and tapped it to the steering post and bend a metal hanger to stick in each end and it work fine it goes about 60
Rene Stanneveld
Rene Stanneveld 22 օր առաջ
Polaris 700 meh boring... I take that Arctic Cat any day :P
N.M. S
N.M. S 22 օր առաջ
Yes, where is our Artic Cat video?!
Gary Smith
Gary Smith 22 օր առաջ
Definitely gotta get the old Cat fired up!!!
Robert Kuhnke
Robert Kuhnke 22 օր առաջ
Remember when having a 440 was the cat's ass. Not anymore though.
Gator Golf USA
Gator Golf USA 22 օր առաջ
I grew up riding Polaris, 1st one was a Colt 250cc?? and the last was TX 440! My brother bought the very first liquid cooled Polaris it had like 600 or 700cc engine Can't remember what the heck they called that beast!! I did own 1 El Tigre as an adult but only briefly!!!
dayinthelifeofaboy 22 օր առաջ
Have you ever heard of the I-500 snowmobile race in Michigan? My wife’s grandfather started it back in the 70s I believe. He used to sell Arctic cats from the family GM dealership.
Familjen Steineck
Familjen Steineck 23 օր առաջ
17:10 it was driping something under the engien
Marty 23 օր առաջ
Woot--new fancy intro. (I've been out of the loop for a bit.)
Jason Spowart
Jason Spowart 24 օր առաջ
You should get all Barry go on again
guillaume vallières
guillaume vallières 25 օր առաջ
we want to see the El tigre running
Fords R Us
Fords R Us 25 օր առաջ
I have a 99 xc600 with the same motor it’s scary fast it has 135hp an carbs that are junk the float pins wore through the flowt towers an the motor is locked up now from sitting but if u ya want it 600 bucks takes it thats a buck per cc
Dallas Willer
Dallas Willer 25 օր առաջ
Get the cat going!
GKsGS400 25 օր առաջ
I hope you find Zack a square body and you two can make more vids together.
castirondude 25 օր առաջ
15:05 "the jungle website", LOL. When I first came across them I thought this must be a scam, who names their company that :)
thedata831 25 օր առաջ
Man I can smell those machines. Just like my 1979 Kawasaki liquid cooled 440 invader. I once blew a head gasket in the middle of nowhere and managed to create a new one out of a coors light 12 pack box smeared with chapstick. That coors light box in the video reminded me of that.
Donald Baltronis
Donald Baltronis 25 օր առաջ
kenneth Keane
kenneth Keane 25 օր առաջ
The Suzuki motor is a very similar to the 500cc motorcycle motors and they used the same family of parts for some of their outboard motors as well. You would be able to use the coils off a 73 to 76 GT500 Suzuki motorcycle. The main problem you will have with it is leaking crank seals which require the crank to be pushed apart to replace but the seals for the motorcycles are available non genuine from Cruzinimage in Japan if they are the same as the bikes which I suspect they are
Tristan Burke
Tristan Burke 26 օր առաջ
XC 700 Widowmaker
Raymo_2_u 26 օր առաջ
Brings back memories of my old Enticer I had in high school....god I miss those days.
Robert Kuhnke
Robert Kuhnke 22 օր առաջ
I had one damn dependable machine.
Adam Torgersen
Adam Torgersen 26 օր առաջ
fix the arctic cat!!!
Noel West
Noel West 26 օր առաջ
YES fix it up.
AJ W 27 օր առաջ
Yes I want to see the arctic cat run and a drag race with the Polaris. Lol.
sheddski 27 օր առաջ
As for the Polaris get out the hose and a bucket of sudds and put the young lads to work if they want a ride
sheddski 27 օր առաջ
That eltigre is diamond 💎 in the rough it’s also a free air which collectors would love
Mark 27 օր առաջ
I’ve got one of even older (and more rare) vintage sitting in my garage if ever you’re looking for another prospect. Same story though, father bought it brand new 35+ years ago and I still have it because of sentimental value. Hasn’t run or seen snow (or even sunlight) in about 20 or more years.
Dartfreak75 28 օր առաջ
I have never owned, ridden, or even saw a snowmobile in person, but yall make that look so darn fun I want one now! Thanks alot just what a guy needs another hobby! Haha love the videos keep it up. You have inspired me to start my own channel i have been making videos of my car project! Just finished the engine and got it started for the first time in 18 years the other day!
James Kelly
James Kelly 28 օր առաջ
What I wouldn't do to have one more hour of fixing stuff while chit chatting with my dad, These videos bring right on home for me.
Hubert Blake
Hubert Blake 28 օր առաջ
Never a bad thing to see old engines brought back to life!😊
Bian Toro
Bian Toro 28 օր առաջ
Seperti suara vespa saya...
A Guy
A Guy 28 օր առաջ
It'll be a shame if A Guy lets Barry die
Seth Lozeau
Seth Lozeau 29 օր առաջ
Let’s see that El Tigre rippin! You’ve gotta feed Barry the onions!
Chad Wagemann
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Get the cat running!!!
Jason 0
Jason 0 Ամիս առաջ
The sled content is pretty cool.
Black Eyed Saint
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joseph newburgh
joseph newburgh Ամիս առաջ
Mikuni, kyogo Japan, why do farmers take such shitty care of thier sleds? Because it's not a tractor?
Pablo668 Ամիս առաջ
Yeah definitely get El Tigre' running again!
Richard K.
Richard K. Ամիս առաջ
Bringing (is bringing a real word...I don't know) that old cat back would be neat. Love to see her run again.
Tom Lester
Tom Lester Ամիս առաջ
Ya GOTTA do a video and try to revive "Tigger"!! I'd LOVE to hear that Free -Air monster rumble again!! Super fast sled in her day!!
Hubjeep Ամիս առաջ
1997 and 1999 is NOT vintage!! :D Heck, I daily drive a 1995 diesel Benz!
matthew lubben
matthew lubben Ամիս առաջ
A guy should definitely fix that old cat , I had a 74 lynx back in the middle 80’s even that little 340 seemed fast to a 12 yr old farm kid !
2 am Acoustic
2 am Acoustic Ամիս առաջ
El Tigre..... spanish for yard rake. I spit my coffee out!!
Karl Nitz
Karl Nitz Ամիս առաջ
History update, "If it wasn't for Polaris, there'd be no Arctic Cat. First Polaris was built in early 1950s, Arctic Cat was first built in the early 1960s. Cat was the brain trust of Edgar Heaton, after he left Polaris and his little Brother. Dennis, parts warehouse extraordinaire, they should have a coil pack to fit.
jason s
jason s Ամիս առաջ
yes fix the parts maker! i think it will go and make a boom or 2
Lornes Literal Asshole
Lornes Literal Asshole Ամիս առաջ
Ugh millenial farmer 🤮
Patrick Belton
Patrick Belton Ամիս առաջ
More more more
Wasted Daze
Wasted Daze Ամիս առաջ
For the cost of a coil, I’d say it’s worth a shot to try to see if it’ll make some smoke. Above all, it’s a good excuse to go drink barley pops!
Gabe Ամիս առաջ
I swear I could smell that 2 stroke exhaust through the phone when it fired up
A Moore
A Moore Ամիս առաջ
The el Tigre is actually a 1976
Joe Lepack
Joe Lepack Ամիս առաջ
You gotta get that old cat running. They were cool machines!
Mark C.
Mark C. Ամիս առաջ
“Windshield, there’s something wrong with that too I haven’t quite figured it out...” 😂😂😂
PaganBeef 24 օր առաջ
Give it the fingernail scraper tool - she'll come right out of it.
Jim Dent
Jim Dent Ամիս առաջ
I had the '98 Indy 600 xc. Fast machine!
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