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 My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)

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PostSubject: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:18 pm

It started life green,18" turf savers on back,15" turf savers up front,all stock when i got it.

So the first day i got it,i immediately took the deck off.I couldn't really do much riding because the transaxle wouldn't shift,and with a little help from a hammer, after a while it finally decided to free up.

So the first modification I did was painted it Camouflage with black wheels.
Next it was pulley mods. First,I got a smaller rear pulley,i don't remember what size it is. And a few days later i got a new-used front pulley. I don't remember what size it is either. Sorry lol

So after paint and pulleys i got some new tires. I got some 20" turf 505.
After i got some new tires i decided to get new headlights. They're sort of LED headlights.

So now that I'm pretty far into this machine,i decided to rebuild the motor because it was starting to get a slight rod knock.
I shaved the head,put a cam in it(i have a freind that is a machienest so i got him to weld it up for me),port and polished,and a new rod.
So i rode it like this for a long time-until December,when i got my current motor,a Vanguard 18HP V-Twin.
So around christmas I had the power to turn more aggressive tires,i ordered the current tires-Kenda Bear Claws, 22x12.50-8,and recently i got new wheels and tires up front.I couldn't get any bigger tires because I had too small of a wheel. So i got 16x6.50-8 turf savers,I'm going to get some more aggressive soon.

In the future i'd like to get billet rods,cam,shave heads,port and polish,and flat top pistons.
But thats on down the road...

Thanks for reading.

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*****UPDATE*****
So i got my rear end locked,and the damn thing after a few weeks just started spinning 1 tire. Either the welds broke or the spider gears.
I don't know why either would have happend because I haven't done anything hardcore to break them. All i have done is pulled a trailer (est. weight 120LBS) and that's just around my yard.
So all I have done with it is move it around. I don't even want to do that because either way there is metal parts broken inside the transaxle,and i don't want to risk fuckin something up.
I just don't feel like taking the damn thing out again because it wasn't but a few weeks ago when I got it locked. It's a pain in the ass to take out,and put back in. That's for sure.
So tomorrow i'll be taking it out and looking to see what the problem is.

Also follow my other project Ole Rusty Red,there is now new plans for it.
Thanks for reading


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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:06 pm


When i took it off to rebuild


last time i went mudriding before i rebuild


An old pic right before i got the turf 501's


Lawn mower and the Z with a 383 Stroker
Towing Ole One Eyed Red. It got that name because it has one headlight. this has the blown 12hp briggs


Anybody want to donate a motor? lol.

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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:23 pm






New seat finally!!!!









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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:02 pm

Nice machine- sometime im hoping to come across a v twin and one of those murrays- eventually id like a few more different models of murrays ( i like em).

Thats a cool lil truck at the end...
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:22 pm

thanks man
ha i have some sentimental value with that ole murray.
It was my first one.
I recomend getting one of these vanguard twins if you can,i LOVE it!!!
thanks it's a fun little truck lol
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:43 pm

Yeah i have a few i definitly would never sell - heck im driving 2,100 miles ( round trip) to get my first brand new tractor , my first tractor to kick off my collecting habit ( i blame my friend for selling it to me- LOL!) and my mudding tractor, which will be turned back to a ho hum mower again - i have enough mods here.

Id like to find a horizontal vtwin for one of my mods - would be a serious hot rod. I have quite a few opposed twins that are pretty strong motors - one was and will be going on a new mod il be building soon.
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:33 am

Didnt know you had all these toys mississippi! You gotta get a few videos of them!

That truck is really cool too. Is it street legal?
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:14 pm

ah sweet dangerous.
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:16 pm

ha yeah i got a few. i have another little green gocart. 6hp briggs,it's not running though carb needs to be rebuilt.
Ha yeah that's what me and my freind we're just talking about.
and nope unfortunatly it doesn't have a title,so we can't get a tag yet.
Gotta find a place that will register it.
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:03 pm

@Mississippi1313 wrote:
ha yeah i got a few. i have another little green gocart. 6hp briggs,it's not running though carb needs to be rebuilt.
Ha yeah that's what me and my freind we're just talking about.
and nope unfortunatly it doesn't have a title,so we can't get a tag yet.
Gotta find a place that will register it.

That thing would be pretty cool. Are those ATV tyres on it?
6hp briggs, those things are pretty rare. Same bore size as the 8hp. Ive got one myself. You might have seen it. Cant get the damned flywheel off though! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:34 pm

the blue gocart has tractor bar tires.(not sure which one your talking about,if your talking about the lawn mower it has the bear claws on it)
really? i didn't know.
i hate a stuck flywheel =\

I just put up a muddin vid on youtube. bad thing is the belt was already wet when i started the vid.
heres the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbiuvb5F5pg
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PostSubject: NEW VID UP GUYS!!!!!   Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:20 am

I was on about that little pick-up thing with the stack. Look like ATV wheels and tyres!
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:49 pm

ohhh!! the minitruck!!
yeah they're atv tires and wheels. 26 inches tall
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:59 pm

RANDOM POST ON DEAD THREAD Very Happy this looked like a cool project thread actually - what happened? I kinda feel like I'm going through an abandoned building lol o_0
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:17 pm

lets try not to do that again there jack. i know youre just curious, but its been 4 years since this has been touched. try not to dig up old posts
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PostSubject: Re: My Camoflauge 2004 Craftsman (with an update)   Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Holy thread revival, Batman!

Locked. If OP wants it re-opened, he can PM me.

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