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BRUTANZA 440

Postby 2k2mxz6 » September 23rd, 2002, 10:14 am

I saw a Brut 440 liquid in the weeds today and wonder if parts are available for this sled,it is in rough shape.They were suppose to be a real runner back in 73 or 74.The owner wasn't around and might make a good project.Any help would be appreciated.
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Postby KneeDeepInSnow » September 23rd, 2002, 11:05 am

jmo, but I think it may be hard to find parts for it being one of the smaller manufacturers of the time, bu tsionce ther is no real demand that i know of , sled yards may have options...if you've got the time and most of its there then it may be somthing to do....
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Postby mx6 » September 23rd, 2002, 3:03 pm

Brut was the first liqued cooled snowmobile so it's somewhat of a collectors item.Used a Polaris 440 triple. Sounded great.
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Postby maxiracer » September 26th, 2002, 6:26 am

The brut used a Brooten LC motor, wasn't a fuji. The brut company was formed by former polaris employees. Try Winter Haven scorpion for parts, they have the largest supply of old scorpion stuff and might have anything you'd need on that liquid, since scorpion bought brut and sold them as scorpion bruts and massey cyclones.
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Postby mx6 » September 29th, 2002, 12:40 am

Maxiracer, I have to disagree on the motor. It sure was a Fuji, we bought one when they were first available and we still have one my father picked up at an auction.
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Postby 2k2mxz6 » September 29th, 2002, 11:19 am

It was a LC44,not a Fuji,don't know about Brutan or what.I think Brutan was the name of the town it originated in.
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Postby maxiracer » September 30th, 2002, 4:57 am

I think your right, the brooten liquid used a fuji bottom end, with watercooled jugs. I guess that does make it a fuji. The advertised it as a Brooten LC. They did sound great, and if you could get them to carburate right, they would get going pretty good.
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Postby snodrifter » September 30th, 2002, 2:47 pm

If I remember correctly, Brute contracted Fuji to build their engines, to their specs. I guess it would technically be a Fuji engine. They also built a LC 29(?) I believe. (295cc or there a bouts) for the I 500 race and other sanctioned races. This would have been about 1974.
I do remember watching a prototype run thru a radar run--sounded absolutley vicious, but didn't do much for speed. This particular sled wasn't studded, and with that poly track it was pretty helpless on a ice track.
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Postby moxiepatty » October 2nd, 2002, 9:35 am

There's a place called Al's Used snowmobile parts in Derby, Vermont/ they have an ad in the back of SnowTech Mag/ I think the Brut was made in Montana/and I do not recall seeing one here in Maine / probably find info from some one in the west/ funny you should post your note, as I set a thread over on the Trash forum just tonight about the Brut being the one sled I'd liked to have ridden at least once/later/J-BR
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Postby snodrifter » October 2nd, 2002, 12:44 pm

Actually, the Brut was built in a little town near here called Brooten, Mn. The name of the company was Brutanza Engineering. The former banker in town owns serial nos 1 and 2. Brooten is located in west central Mn on hiway 55.
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