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
Rupp Daddy: Yes Cyberlynx these are the ones i believe part is on #31995 on spindle have to look hard should be on the shaft that goes into the bulkhead. what you asking? if they correct ones??
Dec 27, 2013 18:51:13 GMT -6
BeatUpRupp: What's the best way to remove skis on 73 Nitro? I though removing the bolt through the spindle and shock would be easiest ... but it's very stuck
Jan 1, 2014 18:04:37 GMT -6
365rec: I had a difficult ski to remove also. I ended up using my grinder cutthe outside head off then a tapped with air hammer to get a lttle more movement.Add last splach of PB Blaster. then added 3 washers to the back side of the nut then started to tighten POP
Jan 5, 2014 9:54:56 GMT -6
lemans1955: What he said, had one stuck in my 73 American, cut the bolt head off, let it soak overnight in BP Blaster, then Heated the crap out of it. It only took about 500 hits with a hammer and die to get it out after that.
Jan 6, 2014 17:54:00 GMT -6
oldtimer46: Where is the serial number on a sprint 23?
Jan 7, 2014 8:34:09 GMT -6
BeatUpRupp: Thanks guys, that's what I was afraid of! Guess I'll grab the cut off wheel...
Jan 7, 2014 20:42:16 GMT -6
lemans1955: I guess if I really wanted to I could have taken the spindle off the sled and machined it out. But I'm stubborn like that lol
Jan 9, 2014 20:54:53 GMT -6
365rec: I have a bare chassis on the Alouette. When Repair the forward member for rust decay. Is it better to cut and weld in new or add metal over top reinforcing the weak area?
Jan 12, 2014 12:43:57 GMT -6
ruppluver: Any area that is rusting or decayed,will not be reinforced by adding new metal over the top.Actually it will keep rusting by leaving the old metal in.Cut out the bad,put in new.
Jan 12, 2014 13:47:49 GMT -6
365rec: Thank you When in doubt cut it out. Plasma Away!.
Jan 16, 2014 15:04:26 GMT -6
365rec: Who's going to Lakeview MI Winterfest? Anyone ever been?
Jan 16, 2014 15:05:41 GMT -6
jimgrandmi: I have been to the Lakeview MI Winterfest. The show is right on the main street, blocked off for sleds! Too Cool. The show is good and there are vintage oval races on the Tamarack Lack sponsored by BEVRA.
Jan 17, 2014 14:33:25 GMT -6
365rec: My aloutte skid and rear shock assembly are back from blasting. Preping for Paint and Smoothing the rough Edges.
Jan 20, 2014 13:54:42 GMT -6
BeatUpRupp: Denton Hill PA Hill Climbs this weekend! :-)
Jan 30, 2014 13:23:47 GMT -6
sprintmania: pb blaster and a air hammer
Feb 6, 2014 20:18:01 GMT -6
sprintmania: for the ski remove problem
Feb 6, 2014 20:18:47 GMT -6
BeatUpRupp: Thanks for the suggestion Sprintmania. I can definitely do that!
Feb 7, 2014 18:08:59 GMT -6
rupp23sprint: Not sure, dont see many i guess. If you have some, i would buy one from you.
Feb 27, 2014 12:43:44 GMT -6
rupp: I recently purchased a 1971 400 Magnum that has been updated to 1972 clamp on ram horn exhaust. I discovered that one of the pipes has several holes. Does anyone have a contact that could have a 1972 Nitro 400 0r 44 rams horn exhaust pipe?
Mar 9, 2014 6:45:13 GMT -6
randyrupplegs: I have a very nice original Rupp Centaur I would like to sell. I live in Sun Prairie, Wi.(near Madison). Sharp original with clear title. Calls only please. 608-445-9418 Pics to be sent to your emails only.
Mar 11, 2014 7:22:41 GMT -6