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PostSubject: front tires   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 27, 2013 8:31 pm

hey REDLINE just wandering where did you get those front tires from?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 7:29 pm

ok guys so I have a lot done so ill update you over the days so im not spamming. ill start with the clutch:
I made a solid mount to the frame...
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rope for mock-up and belt retainer in
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linkage connects to this, the rod is the foot petal clutch engager.
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linkage and the 5/8 bolts
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small piece holds the spring on the clutch
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Brace across chassis rails then washer welded to it, bolt goes thru it, and nut on the other side. adjustable spring tension (I need a tighter spring tho)
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Yay! drove it a little with 2 bolts holding the seat, moved wires, and a shifter falling off. max speed is like 10 mph.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon May 06, 2013 9:09 am

Looks good it shoud do the job.
What type of tires are on the front?
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Toto snowblower tires. Way to small but they grip.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon May 06, 2013 3:27 pm

belt retainers?
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@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Toto snowblower tires. Way to small but they grip.
Ok they look like they would grip good.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon May 06, 2013 4:23 pm

I see from your pics I really need to get a flux core welder, those welds looks like a stick weld but with a never ending stick, gotta love that. And tbh it's the strongest weld compared to a mig atleast.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon May 06, 2013 4:32 pm

Eventually im getting a stick welder for really thick stuff the ol' 90 amp cant get. problem is my garage is 175 feet away from my house so I think ill have to run 220v off the side of my house and just haul everything up there to weld. I like wire because you can get to more tighter spaces and great for any experience level. I don't run mig just because of cost.

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@Thunderdivine wrote:
I see from your pics I really need to get a flux core welder, those welds looks like a stick weld but with a never ending stick, gotta love that. And tbh it's the strongest weld compared to a mig atleast.

I was told by a couple guys that weld for a living and they say flux core weldin is better than gas mig weldin.
Becaues the flux welder get better penatration than a gas mig welder.
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@truckin42 wrote:
@Thunderdivine wrote:
I see from your pics I really need to get a flux core welder, those welds looks like a stick weld but with a never ending stick, gotta love that. And tbh it's the strongest weld compared to a mig atleast.

I was told by a couple guys that weld for a living and they say flux core weldin is better than gas mig weldin.
Becaues the flux welder get better penatration than a gas mig welder.

It is stronger.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon May 06, 2013 6:32 pm

Yup. You'll find that with a GMAW/FCAW convertible machine, it is capable of much thicker material in FCAW mode.

Case in point- I have a Lincoln Power MIG 180 dual. At 120v, the GMAW range is 24ga.-10ga. In FCAW mode is 20ga.-5/16".

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue May 07, 2013 5:06 pm

Nice mower, I can't wait to get mine rollin if that's a 3/4 in axle anything over 22s is too much they don't look that big but you can't really tell in pics


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farly shure its a 1" but if its not a axle at the junkyard is a $10 bill. my youtube is in my signature, but my youtube name is the same as my user name here

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@craftsmancole wrote:
Nice mower, I can't wait to get mine rollin (CraftsmanCole on YouTube) if that's a 3/4 in axle anything over 22s is too much they don't look that big but you can't really tell in pics
On my trail mower its got a 3/4 axles and its got 24s on it and its got the rear wheels extended out and iv so far have no issues.
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3/4 in is standered and dont do this
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3/4 in is standered and dont do this
Lol that would be bad.
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@truckin42 wrote:
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3/4 in is standered and dont do this
Lol that would be bad.
yes yes it would
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This is the new battery box here. I put that spring tentioner in there which required a crossbrace in the chassis, so I couldnt put the battery in the stock way.

I started with taping off the parts I needed to cut...
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Then made a seat brace for the section I had to cut out.
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cut out metal I needed and genially burned it in.
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it may get a little weak were the angle dose that s thing for the seat
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it may get a little weak were the angle dose that s thing for the seat
I tryrd to test it best I could but I have metal. I'll be shure to brace it.

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@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
I think i settled on a new welder, either this one: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200403263_200403263
Or this one: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200332691_200332691
Both get good reviews but a $160 something price difference. I think ill shoot for the 135, i can sell my GM lq4 6.0L engine parts for it. i have $210 saved up.

I'm Not a huge fan of flux core welders my self, They are handy though for working out in the feild where any sheilding gas can be blown away by the wind. And as for the Flux core being stronger then a regular MIG welder, I havent heard that ever in the past 4 years of training (still got 2 more years of it hah) For a weld to be strong, You gotta prep it right. Not trying to critique you on your welding skills, But In the pics you posted of the Battery Box and Seat Support if you Beveled the patch a bit at a 45 degree angle if you could and only Tac weld it instead of doing long beads it would be a bit stronger and look better. Tac all 4 corners, then fill in the area slowly letting each area cool before you put another tac in the peice wont warp at all. These are common mistakes i made when i started out. But this is a kick ass build thread man, keep up the good work and cant wait to see more progress and some Rompn Videos!!
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Thanks man ill keep that in mind. I usually try and make the piece as fast as possible lol. When I weld again ill follow your steps, you sound like you REALLY know what you are doing. Yea im just stuck with my little 90amp fluxcore haha

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@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Thanks man ill keep that in mind. I usually try and make the piece as fast as possible lol. When I weld again ill follow your steps, you sound like you REALLY know what you are doing. Yea im just stuck with my little 90amp fluxcore haha

a small 90 amp flux core is better than nothing, You could be trying to JB weld those patches in lol!
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@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Thanks man ill keep that in mind. I usually try and make the piece as fast as possible lol. When I weld again ill follow your steps, you sound like you REALLY know what you are doing. Yea im just stuck with my little 90amp fluxcore haha

a small 90 amp flux core is better than nothing, You could be trying to JB weld those patches in lol!
True.
I also got a 90 amp welder and it does everything i ask it too but not a good as a miller or a lincon.
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More body work. This fills in the fnr shifter.
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Looks like it turned out good.
Nice smooth surface.
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