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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.

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820 Swap
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:40 pm

I still want it lol. Im not sure if I wanna put the 16 oppy on here and put this engine on the Gravely, or keep this one on and put the 16 on the Gravely.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:35 pm

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I still want it lol. Im not sure if I wanna put the 16 oppy on here and put this engine on the Gravely, or keep this one on and put the 16 on the Gravely.

Aww man. If I send you the flanges off of my old exhaust can you make me one like that? LOL JkJk.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:49 pm

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I still want it lol. Im not sure if I wanna put the 16 oppy on here and put this engine on the Gravely, or keep this one on and put the 16 on the Gravely.

Aww man. If I send you the flanges off of my old exhaust can you make me one like that? LOL JkJk.

I could if I had a pipe bender and a couple bucks on your end.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:32 pm

So while I am working on the Rv2, I am kind of refinishing this. A lot of stuff is worn or not working right, so I figured I could work on this when I have the time and hopefully finish both in time to go upstate.

Anyways, remember that stupid LED toggle that never worked? Well I ordered a replacement: an LED. This will allow me to still be able to see when the fuel solenoid is activated, while using a normal toggle. Not sure where itll go, but I can decide that after I swap the dash out.




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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:13 pm

Revisiting this turd.

As youre all aware, I entered into this years build-off in hopes of building its successor. Well I bit off a bit too much and it had problems since day 1. SO, RV2 will be donating its body to upgrading this bad boy.

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Gathering the family.



Fenders off.



Leaking oil from somewhere. Will have to take a look.



206 is out.



Fenders off the RV2 and up on sawhorses.



820 is out.



Putting in new seals. Hopefully it wont leak like no tomorrow.


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:50 pm

It was doing that BS mist stuff thats wet enough to be rain but not rain thing today so everything was wet. Pulled it in to the garage so I could start doing stuff.



Got the trans all put back together again, with the new seals. They fit much tighter.



Got some stuff ill probably not use. Bearing bore is oversized. Got some 5/8 round stock, sleeve bushings are for the steering shaft.



Gas lines, electrical, and all panels are off. Gonna get new electrical and fuel lines.



Old "repair". Was oversized, and ended up being wleded on crooked. Bushings fit TIGHT. Should be a perfect weld.



The arm on the deck lever should work great for the brake.



Sandblasted and painted the pulley and shift arm so it doesnt rust to hell.


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:17 pm

Ride vidya:



Works great! I did notice today, 2 days after my ride, there is still gear lube leakage. I dont know but it may have water contamination. Not nearly as bad as the old seals though. I also ate through a fuel line, so im thinking of running steel since its more static than rubber.



Checklist for the next ride:

Brake actuator arm needs to be fastened better, the nut vibrated off.

Need to add my 12v socket.

Headlights are on the way.

Need a rack. Trailer is too inconvenient.

Clutch stop. Clutch pulley hits drive pulley when full clutch.

Need to look at throttle. Cable needs tightened or something but I know I can get some more throttle out of it.

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Also looking at doing a new exhaust (or modifying the existing), and doing a snorkel. I like the sound of the straight pipe, but I need a muffler. Maybe a selective exhaust like TheRainbowBoxer has. Probably not.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:49 pm

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Brake actuator arm needs to be fastened better, the nut vibrated off.

Truly- there's nothing more horribly catastrophic than having one or more of your nuts vibrate off.

Looks good though!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:56 pm

exhaust- find cheap muffler, gut it. quiet, yet rumbly. maybe leave ONE baffle in.
no offence, but that trailer truly is a terrible idea for trail romps and mud. in mud, it will just sink and be dead weight. a rack will suit much better
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:36 pm

I was thinking something like this: http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/muffler-ford-mfg-fo-14 . Im planning on redoing the exhaust, but keeping this one for just in case. Probably do a stack to go with the snorkel.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:40 pm

Heres a video. Keep your pants on.


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:53 am

Looks like good solid work. Going to be a nice machine.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:07 am

She's gonna be tall!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:34 pm

Huehuheuheuheuheuheuheuheugeuheueugeugheugeugeh.









Riding videos to come next week after Redline, Mr. Moodifeed and I ride upstate. Might sneak in a mini vid before then though. Hypehypehypehype.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:02 am

That thing looks great, I love that bumper
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:12 am

THAT THING LOOKS SO AWESOME bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:21 pm

Ah, you have the same problem that I do. I hate how my tires sit in under the fenders like that. Especially with my custom front axle that is wider than stock. Front tires stick wayy out compared to the rears.

Thinking about it now, I haven't touched my tractor since like february when I drove it from the shop to my trailer.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:59 pm

They dont stick out much further if at all than the rears.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:22 am

dang man looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:46 pm

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They dont stick out much further if at all than the rears.

Yeah. I meant my front tires though. Mine looks goofy and handles weird how it sits now.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Rally Mower Project   Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:36 am

How do those V-treads handle steering?
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