AL SHIMPA
  • Euclid, MN
  • United States
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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
Project Status
Flying
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Hill Climb Coordinator for Arctic Cat Inc.
I work and build snowmobiles in the Race Dept. The main job is building ECU programs for hill climb sled.
The CH701 I built has a 3 cylinder 660 turbo Suzuki engine from a snowmobile. It runs very well.

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At 7:34am on April 25, 2016, Normand Lambert said…

Hi AL,

very nice engine bay you got there.  How heavy is it ? Just love that stuff !

Keep photos coming !

Regards,

Norm

At 5:46pm on March 15, 2011, Jesse Hartman said…
Hi Al.  I see that your an Arctic Cat guy.  Im thinking about putting the z1 turbo engine in a ch750.  Do you belive this is a proven engine yet?
At 12:18pm on February 12, 2010, Ron D Leclerc said…
Hi Al...
Like your choice of engine! I have some questions: In regards to weight of the engine as installed... how heavey? Is this a water cooled setup? Do all Suzuki 660 3 cylinder engines come with a turbo? Is Artic Cat the only snowmobile builder using this engine? Can this engine be bought new from Artic cat?

I have a chance to buy a wrecked 2001 Artic Cat ZR600EFI machind with 3955 miles on it! I'm building a 701 with a few mods... and the engine must be able to handle the 701 of floats!
Do you have any more photos of the setup?
Thanks Ron
At 9:22am on January 18, 2010, Larry Oswell said…
Al, Your 701 looks great. How does it fly? I am working on a 750. I am going to put a 0200 continental in it. Hope the weather is getting warmer where you are. St Cloud has had cold as well. Larry
At 2:06am on December 16, 2009, STEVEN and TARA SMITH said…
nice job Al
I am working on restoring my 701. I have chosen the yamaha apex attach engine.
I see that you went with a belt drive. how does that work with the high reving Suzuki engine?
Steven
At 2:03pm on February 22, 2009, Wayne Clagg said…
Al,
A very interesting engine installation. I would enjoy hearing the details about the engine and the performance of it. I currently run a Vw powered 701 with a belted redrive that performs really well. I will be away until the 28th and I will check my mail then.
Wayne
 
 
 

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