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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:54 pm

nice, im gonna do duals out the back of mine i think, when i get it
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:16 pm

@Tractor Man Jeff wrote:
Wish I could do that on my truck as it's a Naturally aspirated diesel V8. I could run true duals on it too. Very Happy

Yeah true dual on a desiel would be cool.
I dont see alot of desiels with truck duals.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:56 pm

Most diesels have turbos so that wouldn't make it true duals. Well guys, I'm coming with that Vid. Here is some pics of the weather today. Snow! And of course, it's about gone right now. I had to hurry up and get the tractor in usable shape as we took the cub in for a much needed overhaul and restoration. Will look really nice. I will post pics of that sometime.


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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:17 pm

It look good the apposed fits in their nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:59 am

Looks great!! That brush guard is perfect. I might have to make something like that on mine.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:15 pm

It is excellent for pushing chicken pens around. A life saver for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:26 am

sweet build man i got the same mower well the same body but im not sure if its a lt1000 or what but its a beast of a mower keep the pics commin
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:13 am

I won't be able to be around much as my job takes almost all of my time. I'll pop in every now and then.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Thu May 16, 2013 5:19 pm

Where did you get those front hubs? Also nice lawnmower, i'm so stupid, I thought those style mowers were lt2000's, because my neighbor has one with a 20.5hp briggs opposed twin. Anyways love the mower, gonna do that with my neighbors now HEHEHE.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Thu May 16, 2013 5:33 pm

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OK, that's not it than. I could unplug it and it would start to shut off, then I would plug it back in and the engine would kick back on. What else would cause this?

I kind of did the same thing, mine was kohler and I just pulled it out of the solenoid and screwed it back in, do I cut the wires off?
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Thu May 16, 2013 8:07 pm

Ditch the whole thing if you can. If not, just cut the plunger off and screw it back on. Leaving it unplugged worked for me.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:02 pm

So it's been a while since I posted so I'll do a little stroll down memory lane with some pics of previous versions of "Butch" as I called him. Then I'll get to the latest mods. First would be the obvious stock form.
 Next would be, in my opinion, the best and cleanest version. It looked very sporty with the full set of ATV wheels all around.
Next up it took on more a utility look with the addition of a brush guard, rear rack and front golf cart wheels.
The latest version is rather hacked and trashed, but with a twist of power with the addition of and 20hp oppy.
The up coming version will be a nice change. It will mimic the second version, but with a more aggressive look. A sneak peak pic will be in the next post. Stay tuned. Feel free to comment on wich one is your favorite. A side note, notice how the seat gets progressively worse in each picture. LOL:D 
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:53 pm

3rd picture, Just love the angle how it catches the mower's stance!
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:27 pm

I like the 4th pic... I prefer the atv wheels, but it looks way more complete/functional in that one.

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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:09 pm

Lynchburg? That's only a few hours from me. (3)
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:39 pm

About 45 min east of richmond and 8 miles west of West Point. Come on over sometime if your in the area. Ok folks, here is the current look and a sneak peak of what to expect.
A while back, I bought a 86 honda TRX 125 for $50 bucks. It is missing some parts however, so till I get the money to get the parts, I borrowed the huge knobby rear tires for use as my new rear tires on Butch. Instead of using those no count golf cart tires, I decided to use the old rear tires on the front. Problem was, both the old set of rears and the 125's rear tires had different bolt patterns. Worse yet, the golf cart hubs also had different patterns too, so what to do? After looking at the golf cart hubs, I found I was able to make another set of four holes that would fit the old set of rear wheels.(From an 87 TRX 250x) The pics will show what I did.



Now for the back tires, IT was a matter of drilling a new set of four holes in the spindle to fit the 125 rears. Pics will explain.


Now this makes a problem in itself. The rears now are sucked in while the fronts are stuck way out. I'll have to extend the rear axles a little. This will involve making supports to avoid snapping the transaxle. This will be made using two idler pulleys with a 3/4" bore. For later though. As it stands, it is drivable, but silly looking. I am having an issue getting my engine to run. Issue started with a bad float. Soldered it and it no longer leaks. Still no go. Fuel just gushed out the top of the carb. Once running, it will start bogging down with black smoke. I'll shut off the fuel and it will smooth out but will just flood out the carb upon opening the feul valve again. I know the float is working so any help will help.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:43 pm

it has to be the float, or needle valve isnt sealing, or fuel mixtures set extremly high, or dirty carb
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:21 am

Looking good! Time to get a winch!

Check to make sure the float height is set correctly, and flip the carb over in your hands a few times listening and feeling to make sure the float is moving, and not hanging up. The design and placement of the gasket on these carbs has the potential to jam up the float. Trim around the hinge area with an exacto knife if necessary. Very closely inspect the fuel inlet needle and seat for trash and damage. It takes just the tiniest bit of junk to make it flood out just like you are describing. Having the fuel pump push the fuel makes a fault like that worse. You may have to replace the needle because it really can be hard to see a tiny nick or ding on it. Same goes for the seat, but it's tougher to replace.

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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:24 am

Thanks doc. I've tried checking that but maybe it's still no right. I'll check on that. I have a winch well sorta. It's a big belt driven right angle gear box with crazy gear reduction. If I can get the belts there will be the kicker.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:29 am

That'd sure be interesting. Meanwhile, there's no shame in mounting a manual, boat trailer winch or something like that, until you find something better. In fact, I think somebody here mighta just did that, and I did think of maybe doing that before I got my electric winch. When you're in a bind, any mechanical advantage you can get is a good one! Can be handy for pulling/towing things, too.

Yes- go back and recheck the fuel inlet system. Clearly, there's a problem there, ad the symptoms all point to the same thing.

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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:36 am

Thanks doc will do. Ps I'm in chat
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:02 pm

Hi Jeof like the front disk on the adapters what did they come of of was looking for something similar . Looks good so far keep up the good work.

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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:46 pm

Hey guys, this project is still going strong. Lack of funds have made work slow. Still trying to find a transaxle. I stumbled on a smokin deal on another set of honda ATV wheels. 4 tires and 3 aluminum rims. Two rear rims and tires, and two front tires with one bent up front rim. All tires are mint with great tread. The rears are for butch. The front tires will go on the 87 TRX 250 parts ATV that has two good front rims. That will be a future project. Also got a set of TRX 125 wheels to do stuff with.(rears are in the pics above) Pics will come later this evening.
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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:32 pm

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Depending on how bad that one rim is, you might be able to fix it or run a tube.

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PostSubject: Re: TMJ's Craftsman LT1000 Conversion Thread   Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:44 pm

Oh, I could use it. It seals well, but would wobble awfully bad. Don't need it anyway. Got the other rims anyway. You may make out the warped rim in the pic.





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