1973 Alouette Super

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

Just to get it back together even if it wasnt original parts was original goal but ive gone to far with it now to not have it all original

What motivated you to start your project?

Its a very cool sled when done and i dont see them at shows often

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the sled?

Found the parts to make it original , and had the chassis totally ripped down to have it powdercoated gold

 

What are you most proud of?

That i got the original ski’s fixed and got the dents out of the original pipes

What do other people say about your sled?

Everyone is wowed that it went from being a basket case in cardboard boxes to being nearly complete and shine as new


11 Comments

  • Eric Lofaro says:

    Wow !!! , Beautiful Job , Beautiful Sled . I am Happy to see these older unique sleds not only restored but out in the forefront. Alot of younger snowmobile riders and enthusiasts need to see how our sport has evolved and the Vast manufacturers that brought us these beautiful and innovative machines.

     
  • Ron L says:

    Thankyou , the sled is not done yet as my work takes up all my time during summer . Soon i will be back at it and hopefully finish the sled by end of December

     
    • Eric K Lofaro says:

      I cant wait , please post some pics of the motor when she is complete. When you see the early innovation and creativity that these sleds had , its no wonder why our sport has flourished like it has . Please keep up the hard work , very inspiring to say the least !!!

       
  • Jim says:

    Great job Love those Allouettes. Got some restored Mercs and Speedway,so I know what you went thru.

     
  • Ron says:

    I also have a restored 76 Merc TT 440 and a restored 73 Bluemax 340 Speedway . I actually bought both of those restored already but this alouette will be the finest one in my collection when finished . Just last week i got the rare reverse vdo tachometer that is original to the Supers and the original aluminum primary clutch cover . Took me over a year to find those parts :-/

     
    • Bill says:

      What motor does your Speedway have in it? I had a 340 Speedway back in the 70’s with 340 Sachs free air that looks much like the engine in your Alouette..

       
  • Allen says:

    This is a excellent example of true craftsmanship. I couldn’t think of a better race sled to bring back to show room condition with very limited part available for the rare build. My hats off to this builder!

     
  • Ron L says:

    Thankyou , the Alouette Super is finally done , I finished it last week and happy to say i have found all the original parts .
    Wish i could post more photo’s as it was not done in any of the pics i posted here

     
  • Claude Wilson says:

    I enjoy this sled very well done!

     
  • Ron L says:

    Hello Bill , my speedway is also a 73 and it has the free air Kohler motor with the star burst heads very similar to the Alouettes Sachs rx motor .

     
  • mike harris says:

    Hi Ron,
    I am in the process of restoring an Alouette Super 340. I would like to connect with you to talk about the restoration. Yours is beautiful. The only sled I have restored in the past is a 1975 Merc S/T 440. I am currently working on the Super and a 1981 Scorpion Sidewinder.
    cyclone427@att.net

     

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11 Comments

  • Eric Lofaro says:

    Wow !!! , Beautiful Job , Beautiful Sled . I am Happy to see these older unique sleds not only restored but out in the forefront. Alot of younger snowmobile riders and enthusiasts need to see how our sport has evolved and the Vast manufacturers that brought us these beautiful and innovative machines.

     
  • Ron L says:

    Thankyou , the sled is not done yet as my work takes up all my time during summer . Soon i will be back at it and hopefully finish the sled by end of December

     
    • Eric K Lofaro says:

      I cant wait , please post some pics of the motor when she is complete. When you see the early innovation and creativity that these sleds had , its no wonder why our sport has flourished like it has . Please keep up the hard work , very inspiring to say the least !!!

       
  • Jim says:

    Great job Love those Allouettes. Got some restored Mercs and Speedway,so I know what you went thru.

     
  • Ron says:

    I also have a restored 76 Merc TT 440 and a restored 73 Bluemax 340 Speedway . I actually bought both of those restored already but this alouette will be the finest one in my collection when finished . Just last week i got the rare reverse vdo tachometer that is original to the Supers and the original aluminum primary clutch cover . Took me over a year to find those parts :-/

     
    • Bill says:

      What motor does your Speedway have in it? I had a 340 Speedway back in the 70’s with 340 Sachs free air that looks much like the engine in your Alouette..

       
  • Allen says:

    This is a excellent example of true craftsmanship. I couldn’t think of a better race sled to bring back to show room condition with very limited part available for the rare build. My hats off to this builder!

     
  • Ron L says:

    Thankyou , the Alouette Super is finally done , I finished it last week and happy to say i have found all the original parts .
    Wish i could post more photo’s as it was not done in any of the pics i posted here

     
  • Claude Wilson says:

    I enjoy this sled very well done!

     
  • Ron L says:

    Hello Bill , my speedway is also a 73 and it has the free air Kohler motor with the star burst heads very similar to the Alouettes Sachs rx motor .

     
  • mike harris says:

    Hi Ron,
    I am in the process of restoring an Alouette Super 340. I would like to connect with you to talk about the restoration. Yours is beautiful. The only sled I have restored in the past is a 1975 Merc S/T 440. I am currently working on the Super and a 1981 Scorpion Sidewinder.
    cyclone427@att.net

     

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