Depending on condition of glass and seat I'd say $400 up to $900. Photos would help for sure. Does it have the stock "buck horn" exhaust? If so it may be a bit more money. And this is US dollars. And remember, I'm no expert, it's just my $.02.
Post by pathfinder on Mar 31, 2010 12:04:52 GMT -6
I tend to agree with Snikr about value on a 72 Nitro. Between $400-$900 depending on just how much it needs. I happened to have paid $900. for one myself a couple of years ago and felt lucky yo have found it, even though it had some hidden issues like drivers, and a not so great track!
Post by seacoastrupp on Mar 31, 2010 14:25:24 GMT -6
Ihave'nt seen as many 340s as I see the 295s and 440s out there. As much as the value goes, I would tend to go with $400. 00 on this just because it had a 340 on it and that was if it was in at least restorable condition. After that, you could look forward to spending another 6 to 8 on a track, rebuilt suspention, and drivers and Idlers. Hang on to yourselves if you think this is getting too pricy......... After about 150 hrs of hard work, and another 400.00 is whatever your going to need, now you can take it riding. On average, a good quality reliable rider will go you at least $1200.00 these days. In retrospect, on the east coast anyway, I find this to be a fair value as you will with regular maintenance get hopefully about 1800 miles out of it before it needs a total overhaul again and this translates itself to about a buck a mile, not to mention the 15 years it might take to put this many miles on it. It is a far better value than the $10,000.00 and intrest you'll get out of buying a new sled. The day of the $50.00 rider is gone. You'll not meet better folks and have as much fun and forfillment as you would till you get yourself out there on this great sled. PRICELESS.
I'm with Seacoastrupp. Give me a higher priced sled that needs little or no work and you always come out better. Let someone else put in all the labor hours and just inspect the sled real well before you put down the money. That's not to say that I always follow my own advice. It's just that I'm a slow learner but I'm finally getting it.
there are $50-100 sleds out there just probably not a nitro or magnum the 150 hrs is why were into vintage sleds and looking for good deals so we hope the $1200. or more is just part of it so buy it if you think its a good deal then start the labor and the satisfaction you did it and get to enjoy riding your rupp racing is optional buy its Worth it
Post by teamruppcanada on Apr 1, 2010 8:59:09 GMT -6
turns out that this is basicly a parts sled because the tunnel is also trashed. suspension is repairable,engine and exhaust is intact,secondary and clutch are usable.It has enough parts so that I can finish my existing nitro. I think I may have done reasonable on the price. yellowlab2 what price was this machine advertised for on kijiji
smallengineman09: all you rupp guys out there how and the heck do you remove the primary clutch on my 77 nitro ive just about tried everything whats the trick ?
Jan 25, 2015 8:01:26 GMT -6
red19lite: if your clutch is a hex arctic I have had best luck with two piece comet duster puller has same 9/16 nf thread
Jan 25, 2015 13:42:29 GMT -6
smallengineman09: Thanks Kevin ive just bought a few parts from you threw ebay thanks for the parts. Joe Boggie from maine told me about you. I finely removed the Comet 102c clutch its was a pain had to use some torches . Jeremy Hann
Jan 26, 2015 20:31:26 GMT -6
red19lite: okay, the two piece comet pullers work the best in my experience. have someone check the runout in that crank when you have it out no more than .004 better close to zero if you been banging around on it getting the clutch off
Jan 26, 2015 20:53:42 GMT -6
chuckbrut: I am interested in the parts from the allouette jr brut how cam=n i get ahold of you Chuck
Feb 1, 2015 17:02:07 GMT -6
ruppgreenhorn: can anyone help me out im trying to figure out cooling gauge on 1977 rupp nitro it is not doing anything I would like to know how to test sensor and gauge if anyone knows please give me some insight thanks joe
Feb 2, 2015 18:30:29 GMT -6
runnerupp: Probably shunned upon but I finally got my 74 American out with 95 Indy drive and new limped track.
Feb 2, 2015 20:03:00 GMT -6
runnerupp: That's a Kimpex track dang auto correct.
Feb 2, 2015 20:04:36 GMT -6
ruppluver: runnerupp,its better to see the Rupp in the snow,that sitting out in the trees.More & more people are retrofitting tracks because of the non obtainable,good Rupp tracks.YOUR sleds,do whatever it takes to ride & have fun with them.
Feb 3, 2015 22:30:14 GMT -6
runnerupp: My thoughts exactly run plover
Feb 4, 2015 10:47:09 GMT -6
runnerupp: Again with that auto correct. Rupplover
Feb 4, 2015 10:48:23 GMT -6
ruppluver: run plover & Rupplover,thats not me.
Feb 5, 2015 16:30:54 GMT -6
RevitupRUPP: I like that new name come on ruppluver lol
Feb 6, 2015 10:09:04 GMT -6
snosnake: RUN PLOVER RUN!!!
Feb 19, 2015 20:57:09 GMT -6
lemans1955: Lol!! I agree with Rupplover, keep em going, specially with a track conversion. Rupp tracks are hard to come by, and even when you find a nice one they are still 40 years old and heavy as sin.
Feb 24, 2015 17:57:53 GMT -6
waterjacket: hello fella's
Feb 25, 2015 20:51:09 GMT -6
red19lite: hey prick check your email
Mar 2, 2015 14:24:03 GMT -6
snosnake: you funny guy.
Mar 3, 2015 23:30:39 GMT -6
ruppracer: nice sled good luck
Mar 4, 2015 14:27:25 GMT -6