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post #1 of 2 Old 01-17-2020, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Eska 918 Sno Flyr chain drive no forward gear

This old Eska I picked up for free recently is in great condition for a half-century-old machine. The engine starts and runs well. The only problem is that it won't go forward. Reverse? Yes. Looking underneath I see that the clutch, if that's what it's called, has two pegs or pawls that correspond two holes on the opposite plate. It's a tight angle to see well, even harder to get a camera in there, but the holes, especially for forward, seem to be stripped out. The pegs are worn too. Anybody know where I can get replacement parts?
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Boy I don't know where to get parts, but i do remember Grandpa had one of those. I think they were sold at Tempo stores back in the 70's. I forget how it engaged, but basically throw lever either over center or spring loaded holds the 2 collars together, the pegs find the hole and it goes. No speed control, but being a single stage you can go pretty quick in light snow. You might be able to have some welding and machining done to build up the pegs. Not very safe as they have no dead man stop capabilities as i recall.

Also looks to me like a good EP grease would be of benefit for preventing future wear.

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