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PostSubject: Project Big Cat   Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:58 pm

Tractor is originally a 1969 Sears suburban 12



New push-bar I made from bmx handlebars:


Upgraded push-bar:



Gas pedal/carb:





Headlights:


Tail light:



Relocating intake (In progress):

What i'm going to do for it is weld a bushing to the outlet of the carb and and another to the air filter and run a rubber hose.


Difference between old front tires and new:


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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:21 pm

what size diffrence are the new tires compared to the old
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:39 pm

@greener179 wrote:
what size diffrence are the new tires compared to the old
The old front tires were 15x6x6, The new ones are 22.5x7.50x12
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:27 pm

lucky i been trying to fit 22s on the front of mine forever
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:48 pm

Took it out for a ride in the fresh snow yesterday even though the belt that's on it is a few inches too long.







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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:32 pm

That cool man!

i wanna see that air intake finished, thinking about doing that myself.

i also used the same bike bars for the basic structure of my front bumper. Cool

keep the updates coming!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:50 pm

Will do!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:10 am

Another thing added to the list of stuff I need: New piston rings. That breather should not be throwing out that much.



Other than that, had a fun time whipping it around in front of my garage, will put chains on tomorrow.



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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:06 am

Ha, looks like fun. You should try that in my driveway, its so slick in some spots I can get the Jeep stuck in 4.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:22 pm

It probably doesnt have a replaceable breather assembly? If it does, id replace that first , another thing to try is some PB blaster in the combustion chamber to see if its just a sticky ring or two - the PB will free up a sticky ring.

Easier then tearing into the motor if it works.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:40 pm

The breather is replaceable and it's only a $20 fix for rings. And i've had about 4 of these tractors with the same motor so I know all their problems.

In other news I got the tire chains on!
With a little modification...



But finally, on.



Then I was onto plowing through snow with the power of a thousand suns!



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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:31 pm

Chains are no fun. lol

I never noticed it, but I really like your tractors body design.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:40 pm

Thanks, the whole things made up of 1/4 inch thick steel and aluminum.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:05 am

Which makes it very heavy, I have to tow it back into my garage.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:17 am

Haha. Well, thats one use for a self-propelled snowblower. I rented one of those last year, nice machines.

What broke/ stopped working on it?

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:21 am

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Haha. Well, thats one use for a self-propelled snowblower. I rented one of those last year, nice machines.

What broke/ stopped working on it?

It needs a new battery so I have to start it off a charger each time.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:45 pm

Working on new modifications.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:21 pm

i like your welding cart:) what modification are you doing to it?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:42 pm

@W1ldyOvvnZ wrote:
i like your welding cart:) what modification are you doing to it?

Haha, whatever works, works! Working on the intake.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:40 pm

Ok, new plan! Considering the age of the engine (Was built in 1969 and still has all original parts) I shall be doing a complete rebuild instead of just rings. Exciting, yes? Also, on top of that I am going to be tearing down the frame completely and re-painting. So far my choices are pink and white or pink and black. Imagine the parts that are currently painted orange (minus the engine) pink and the rest white or black.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:59 pm

got that same welder man lol i really like mine how does yours work for you?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:25 am

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got that same welder man lol i really like mine how does yours work for you?

It works alright for the price but i'm going to buy a nice TIG machine soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:17 am

Now for something completly unheard of in this thread! Progress... Haha, just kidding.

Started on the tear-down tonight. Pictures are better than words.


Drained the oil... Ew.



Goodbye fuel tank and battery.



So much room



Up, up and away!



Well isn't that gross.





Away with the tank/battery holder!



Electrical systems are for wussies.



Motors are also for wussies.



FLIP!



Look at dat heavy duty.



More heavy duty.



OOPS. I BROKED IT. Just kidding, It's fine. More to come tomorrow!


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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:25 am

Last I checked oil isnt supposed to be grey. Gross. And is that water in the head?

I like that body design more and more, its so unique. The way it splits in half is pretty cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:53 am

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Last I checked oil isnt supposed to be grey. Gross. And is that water in the head?

I like that body design more and more, its so unique. The way it splits in half is pretty cool.

Yup, that's why the oil was colored too. It's ok though, I'm doing a complete rebuild with brand new parts. Well, not brand new. But newer.

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