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Author Topic: bombi J5 manuals anyone?  (Read 292 times)

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bombi J5 manuals anyone?
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:01:15 am »
Just wondering is anyone has a source for an ooooold Bombardier J5 parts & service manuals?

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Re: bombi J5 manuals anyone?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 10:50:12 am »
There's a forum member called sprucebunny on here that seems to know a lot on the J5's, she might be able to help.

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Re: bombi J5 manuals anyone?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 01:17:04 pm »
If there isn't one on ebay, try Minnesota Outdoors.

In Canada, Dion-F4 in Quebec City area had them a few years ago.

Google 'snowcat usage and adventure' and look at the snowcat forum. There might be an electronic version there.

So… you going to share some pictures ???  ;D
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Re: bombi J5 manuals anyone?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 02:28:10 pm »
Sprucebunny

Yes how rude of me! I need to get my firewood out of the woods and with the torrential rain this year the ground is too squishy. You can see the ruts left by my IH B414 when it sank. The little old TJ pulled it out no problem but I needed something that would float across and pull a small trailer full of wood at least. This is a bare bones J5 with a Chevy 250 I6 put in it. I am pretty sure it needs a new coil which I will get to this eve. Otherwise it is a hoot to drive and should serve my purpose.  Am amazed how it just putts along without issue.

Now if I could find an old log trailer for it I would jump on it! Or at least the suspension and wheels for one with tracks as I would end up just making my own suitable frame for it.


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Re: bombi J5 manuals anyone?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 05:38:29 pm »
Thanks for the picture  8) Yea, tracks can help flatten ruts and they sure improve traction.

Does your J5 have the bar in the back to attach the factory trailer ?
The bar thing attaches to the walking beam shaft inside the beam so the over all weight of the trailer is further forward on the J5 because it is a trailer connection that is stiff length-wise but pivots side to side.

Is your tub the heavier metal ???
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Re: bombi J5 manuals anyone?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 09:53:12 am »
Here's a picture of the trailer.
 

 
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Re: bombi J5 manuals anyone?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 10:49:53 am »
My J5 is bare bones with only a basic hitch (ball style) welded on. Would be fine for now and I think that log trailer as is would be more than I need, but the wheel and tracks would be perfect :)

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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 10:30:19 pm »
I will get a video of it in action this weekend. Pulling a half cord in a little trailer through some serious wet areas is not a problem. It just putts along. I had to replace the carb on it as it was not running well at all. Now it is much better but need to hook up the manual choke cable!

Does anyone know what rad went into these I could look at? Mine is running hot and I will replace the thermostat and water pump first but wanted to start researching a replacement rad if needed.

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Re: bombi J5 manuals anyone?
« Reply #8 on: Today at 07:02:50 am »
Your radiator is above the engine ?

I think those are hard to find. Might be better taking the one you have to a radiator specialist and having it cleaned up ( boiled ) and brazed.

You need to have the engine side covers on for the cooling system to work well.
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 08:35:13 am »
No engine side covers on.....but I can get some on ASAP. Actually am a bit surprised by their need given the way the fan draws in air through the rad as is. Thermostat and water pumps are an easy install. The rad faces out at the back. I will add a temp gauge first this weekend to see what it is actually running at.