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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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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:03 am

Thats good, at least nothing was destroyed beyond repair.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:59 am

when i changed the oil in my lawnchief it was that color, not from water but because it was so old, i was suprised it didnt blow the motor when i ran it before that.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:41 am


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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:42 am

I take that back, those are nowhere near the correct size. So it seems that because of the odd size (22x12-Cool these
http://www.revzilla.com/product/cheng-shin-c828-rear-tire-tubeless

Would be my cheapest option. Or switch to a more common rim size

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:59 pm

$80 for a single tire? Hell no. Id rather run on straight rims.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 pm

Nice tractor, looking forward to see more Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:25 pm

UPDATES!!!

Almost finished tearing down the frame, more pictures.






And it sits as such until I make a puller for the steering wheel and get sand for my sandblaster.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:34 pm

It really comes apart, dont it?

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:06 am

The way this tractor is built, either it all comes out or nothing comes out.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:59 am

Yeah it really comes apart.
Nice lookin tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:02 pm

MORE PROGRESS!

Finally brought home the air hammer, makes everything easier.



Got that pesky steering wheel off so I could remove the central tower.



Now, moving on to the transaxle.

Getting the old crappy hubs off.





New hubs! 4 Bolt so i can put on a more common ATV rim size.



Took off the shifter.





Drained the oil.



Now for taking it apart. This took awhile considering it's over 40 years old.





Taking the diff with me to school on Tuesday and welding it up during passing time.




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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:19 pm

Thats really clean for being 40 something years old! Doesnt look too work either.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:24 pm

I doused it all in brake cleaner before taking pictures, that's why.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:25 pm

I guess that makes sense.

Still, it looks great. I didnt see any broken teeth or anything.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:49 am

Well, went shopping and bought meself one of these.



It will display RPM's, cylinder head temp, speed, clock, ride time an a lot of other cool stuff. Also picked up a second temp sensor for my transaxle oil.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:51 am

And you didnt share the link where you bought it? Tsk tsk.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:54 am

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And you didnt share the link where you bought it? Tsk tsk.

Oh hush, you.

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/TRAIL-TECH-VAPOR-COMPUTER-KIT-SILVER

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:31 pm

Dumping more and more money into this project.

New air filter and assorted PVC for snokel:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/72/475/1429/-/9198/K-%2526-N-Clamp-On-Air-Filter

RFID part for immobilizer:

http://www.trossenrobotics.com/rfiduino

Also working on a custom mounting plate for a winch.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:38 pm

I took the 3 speed hi/low out of my GTII - that was one heavy mother of a trans. Even with the wheels on to bolt it back it was a serious handful. I know for the hi /low trans they say to use 10w30 motor oil , for me i used straight lucas oil , since its hot down here.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:26 am

Got the diff welded, piled it on high and made it go as deep as the machine could. Not pretty but it will hold.


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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:36 am

looks like u got a lot of work to do!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:40 pm

Finally picked out a set of rims. Decided to go with a simple look to match the rest of the tractor. That and these are some of the cheapest rims I can get to fit these monster tires.


http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/46/70/258/991/11093/31234/STI-HD1-Alloy-Wheel

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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:47 pm

those look bitch'n
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:56 pm

What size of silverbacks did you order?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Big Cat   Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:03 pm

Now that's a nice build, don't you do YT vids of the build?
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