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Author:  Papa Rich [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Here is my fourth attempt at a Jolaris swap. I thought I had documented my original 500 swap but guess I didn't. I just finished one for a BN member but didn't feel it was my place to show case his buggy. Seeing as I am doing another one for me I thought I would pass on my take on this very worthwhile conversion. Yes I have done the 400 2 stroke swap but was never really happy with it. Too temperamental for my taste.

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File comment: Here is the other end, it is a little closer.
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File comment: Here is the new victim
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File comment: Found that the Joyner frames are not consistent. This cradle was mocked up on the last one I did
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Author:  Papa Rich [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Here I am modifying my spool to move the sprocket over and to accept a Polaris sprocket. On the conversion I did for the BN member I made an adapter for his spool just in case he would ever need to replace it. I will weld a new flange on mine and machine it down for the split sprockets that I have run on both my conversion with no problems.

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File comment: Here it is in my lathe getting ready for surgery.
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File comment: Here is what it looks like cut off. Joyner actually has a raised area just for the flange.
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Author:  jerseydevil [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

:twisted:
yes, i'm finding buggies are like snowflakes.
this ought to be a fun to watch build. go get'm rich!

Author:  Panzer [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Good luck my friend. I'm sure it'll be first class as always. :D

P.S. - still patiently waiting for you to build one from the ground up :wink:

Author:  Ghosthunter [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Hi Rich looking good as always.I want you to put Vrod Harley in my Sandspider.Ghost

Author:  Papa Rich [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Ghosthunter wrote:
Hi Rich looking good as always.I want you to put Vrod Harley in my Sandspider.Ghost


Will, you will have to get in line behind Mama Rich's VW.. :lol:

Author:  00dawg [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Those holes dont line up exactly but better than I expected. For making cradles for folks maybe you could have them measure there width spacing to help take out some of the offset. Looking good better get busy though.

Author:  GMANLV [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

You should have jigs by now . 2wk turn around :lol:

Greg

Author:  Papa Rich [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Panzer wrote:
Good luck my friend. I'm sure it'll be first class as always. :D

P.S. - still patiently waiting for you to build one from the ground up :wink:


I do plan to do one, it is kind of in the works. For now I am going to have to be happy with this. The scratch build will be a 4x4 tho. A friend has a nice quad for me as a donor I just need to pull the trigger on it and get going. Since I have retired I have been busier than a one arm paper hanger.

Author:  P_squared [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Taking notes as I watch. :D

Just need to find a good (inexpensive) donor Polaris. Still keeping my eyes open for a 150 as well for you.

Author:  studio5o [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Nice work sir....you might have a new business on your hands

Author:  Papa Rich [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Thanks guys.

Should have some more pictures tomorrow. Worked on the spool and bearing and sprocket relocation, just didn't get any pictures yet.

Author:  Papa Rich [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Worked on the spool today. It is now in the cradle so now I can locate the transmission. Things should move a little quicker now...I hope any way.

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File comment: This is the blank I cut out of some plate I had. This will be the flange for the sprocket when I am done.
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File comment: This is what happen to that chunk of steel in the other pic. This shows the split sprocket that I now run.
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File comment: This is a sleeve I made to move the RH bearing over so I can move the whole engine to the right.
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Author:  Papa Rich [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

If you look at the last picture on my last post I took a sharpie and marked the area where the bearings ride so you can see how much it is moved to the right.

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File comment: This is an inside shot of the sleeve.
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File comment: This is the outside of the sleeve
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File comment: Here is the spool mounted in the cradle. This shows how far to the passenger side the spool is located
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Author:  Ghosthunter [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Nice work Papa,how come Funnyman can't do work like that.Ha Ha Ghost

Author:  Papa Rich [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

Ghosthunter wrote:
Nice work Papa,how come Funnyman can't do work like that.Ha Ha Ghost


Will, Karl is a real machinist, I just play at being one.

Author:  Ghosthunter [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

My father was a machinist,i thought Karl was a Tool n die maker.Now i understand.Love watching your work.Ghost

Author:  G-ray [ Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

I'm a machinist, but then again the railroad calls the guys that drive the trains engineers...

Author:  jerseydevil [ Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

:twisted:
awesome rich.

Author:  Papa Rich [ Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Here we go again Joyner Polaris 500 swap

This is a spool adapter I did on the Joyner I converted for BN member. We opted for this just incase he needed to replace it later for what ever reason. So a stock spool could be used.

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File comment: You can see the adapter ring I bolted to the spool between sprocket.
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