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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon May 13, 2013 3:35 pm

lol i looked, but i cant find them switches around here, the ones with the light in them
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon May 13, 2013 4:34 pm

I ordered my switches off ebay. If you look through my older posts on this thread, youll find a link to the ones I bought.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Fri May 24, 2013 2:40 am

Posting this twice and you cant stop me.


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Fri May 24, 2013 3:23 pm

lol nice and bumpy romp doug XD
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Tue May 28, 2013 5:34 pm

A break in the rain means its time to do some mudding! Must of had some 8' long rooster tails in front of me!








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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 1:14 am

dang man you really know how to mud XD it looks like your mower got really covered
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 10:04 am

Looks like you had some fun.
And looks like you tractor handels it good.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 4:38 pm

Doug, when are you getting better tires for the rear?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 5:44 pm

Haha finally the original color is back :p

Did you do a vid of that rooster?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 6:44 pm

When I get some wicked cheap.

I didnt. Didnt wanna get my camera all muddy.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 7:39 pm

I like how this is coming along, and you did a fantastic job on the exhaust. Any lighting plans?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 8:29 pm

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I like how this is coming along, and you did a fantastic job on the exhaust. Any lighting plans?

Once I build a brush guard ill mount some utility lights.

I also have two red marker lights that have a dual bulb in each, so i plan on having one bulb in each turn on when the headlights are on, and have the others hooked up to a switch that activates when the brake is depressed (gotta hook that up too).

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 8:48 pm

I highly suggest a brake light switch from a motorcycle if you can lay hands on one. They are weatherproof, adjustable, and easy to mount and connect. Basically, it's a spring connected to a plunger so there's a lot of leeway for stroke.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed May 29, 2013 10:45 pm

I kind of was thinking of using a seat switch off a mower, but the motorcycle switch might work better. I have no clue when im gonna get the money/ steel/ time to do it though.

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PostSubject: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:21 pm

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So all was fine, getting stuck in mud when I decided to try and climb the woods.



Well it didnt turn out as smoothly as I thought.



Literally as soon as I fell off I thought "poopie, I gotta take a pic of this."

I got it flipped over. No damage other than I lost a pin for the tie rod and my air filter is full of gas. Well, everything has gas on it really.









I found a soda can and took the tab off from it and improvised a pin so I could drive it back without the tie rod popping off. Other than a bit of white smoke and some rubbed/ scratched paint, shes all good.

Oh, and im fine. Just a scratch when a sapling whipped me.
in the first pic it looks like the fenders are not in the right spot? it looks like there is a gap inbetween the footboards and the fenders.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:11 pm

The original bracket for the reaer so I got one off a different Craftsman and they sit higher. So they dont connect right. Kind of prefer it actually, mud cant get stuck.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:35 pm

Ey lookie!


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:16 pm

Happy its back! seems like you made that exhaust yesterday. Tire upgrade anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:14 am

The fact it started like it was ran yesterday after sitting for like 360 days is crazy. I have lots of big plans for it before August. Big one is electric, although im wondering if the 18 twin might get swapped for a 16 opposed. Not too sure.

And that STUPID LED switch has got to go. Oh my god. It works worse than before. lol

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:24 am

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The fact it started like it was ran yesterday after sitting for like 360 days is crazy. I have lots of big plans for it before August. Big one is electric, although im wondering if the 18 twin might get swapped for a 16 opposed. Not too sure.

And that STUPID LED switch has got to go. Oh my god. It works worse than before. lol
I noticed that. Its cool having all those toggle switches, feeling like you are preparing to start a plane or something.... "all systems powering up" LOL. i just chopped the safty switches out of the harness and the key switch works good for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:44 am

It is. The switch just isnt up to par though, i need something more reliable. If I get a normal toggle ill get a small LED light to put above it or something and out it inline with the fuel solenoid.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:26 am



Literally as soon as I fell off I thought "poopie, I gotta take a pic of this."
How did you flip it? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:35 am

Uneven ground.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:42 pm

Woohoo!!! It's ALIVE!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:27 pm

I cant believe it is. I thought the carb would have crapped up or the gas would have gone bad but it runs just as good as when I parked it. Major luck.

New plans are:

820 Swap
-Lock
-Oil Lube
16x8-7 Carlisle Trail Wolf tires
Wire spaghetti
Frame reinforcement
Front axle swap
Steering setup swap
-Direct Steering
New front rims rims with bearings
New front tires?
Front bumper?
Headlights?
Taillights?
Opposed Twin swap?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:33 pm

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I cant believe it is. I thought the carb would have crapped up or the gas would have gone bad but it runs just as good as when I parked it. Major luck.

New plans are:

820 Swap
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16x8-7 Carlisle Trail Wolf tires
Wire spaghetti
Frame reinforcement
Front bumper?
Headlights?
Taillights?
Opposed Twin swap?

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