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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:01 am

What did you do to ensure both sides were even? Or did you just eyeball it and and call it good?

Im going to have to cut out my craftsman hood to fit the oppy... Id like it to be even as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:55 am

yes i just eye balled it with a torch... and sorry for my absence ive been workin on my truck i just bought so mowers are kinda not my priority right now
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:06 am

The ol 15 hp oppy is back on, I'm just gunna weld the original front axle back in to get this thing rompin, its going back to the 24" ATs and probably the 20" Ching Shin's on the front.
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:48 pm

nice, get a vid when you go ride
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:59 pm

I am gunna get one with my new Go Pro, I'm gettin a head strap for it soon. Plus me and Murray got the 'Man almost all the way together, with a bad ass stack! We're gettin the front axle & steering together tomorrow, then we're gunna tear up some grass & water, the AT's are flat (I'm getting some spare 25" mud tires from MM's house soon) so all it has are turfys Sad but it'll still be fun on a mower with an oppy, 1-1 ratio, and a 820  Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:45 pm

sounds like fun, cant wait to see
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:52 am

yeah im finally gunna get this pos driving instead of just talkin bout it
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:13 pm

all right I got the front axle welded on, motor runnin and startin beautifully I'm starting on the steering tomorrow and then I'll go for a lil ride around and upload a video for you guys!
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:30 pm

cheers hahha
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:52 pm

I hung out with my grandpa for most of the weekend but I managed to complete the steering about 60%... all it needs is linkages and a wheel, then I'll be rompin
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:16 am

Well I haven't been able to work on this for a while cause i got in to a tussle at school and almost got expelled for it, but now everything's smoothed out I can start again! Yesterday I got the motor completely mounted and all I have to do to test the motor again is weld up some exhaust, I can't fit my stack without cuttin either my frame or hood so I'm runnin it under the floor boards. When I get home I will take and post some pictures of the frame in the back end. I never noticed that it was completely screwed up, it looks like what FF's Murray's axle was so I have to to cut and weld a lot of crap and put a LOT of supports. On top of that since I went to a Kohler twin its now a 1 1/4" shaft so I went to a bigger front pulley, and it needs a bigger belt, finally I still need to do the steering! I'm puttin my dead line as the end of the school year to have this thing completely square.
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:47 am

Yesterday I got the Kohler runnin on startin fluid, I was outta gas lol. I also got the 820 out and opened it up, I'm lockin it this week, I don't know if I'll be able to do it tonight... Plus I still gotta torch the livin crap outta all the random stuff I welded to my frame.
P.S. how should I do my clutch?
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:56 am

A double pulley or a tentionet with a clutch arm next to it decreases the amount of throw to tention the belt. Less throw = less moving parts.

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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:58 am

Ok thanks, I was thinkin about using a double pulley clutch from my old Craftsman gt...
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:09 pm

Yeah, the GT had a stock double pulley already setup for the use of a mower, just hooker up, weld it up and let 'er eat!
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:41 pm

I finally got around to locking the 820, and when my dad gets home in about 30 minutes I'm gunna torch off the old transaxle mounts and belt retainers. I still need to get gas to test the Kohler. Here's some pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:58 pm

badass ig getting taken to a new level
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:18 pm

If I have those in the back and my 24's in the front, this thing's gunna look goooood!
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:29 pm

i bet it will
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:39 pm

dont lock your trans if you r going to put those big
tires on it ,it will break, u should get good traction without
it locked ,sweat tires where did u get them how much
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:47 pm

i also wouldnt lock it. mine is unlocked and it does fine
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:09 pm

Ive locked it, the video is from a couple days ago, the 820 can take it, and the tires I pulled outta the bushes and got for free. They're 26x12x12 Firestone All-Traction Field and Road tires and they don't hold air.
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:12 pm

locked is the only way to go  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: The Mudding Craftsman   Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:41 pm

Locked is fine just matters how fast your going I just wouldn't go bigger then 28's on the rear then it starts twisting the rear end but just but just be careful romping on it lol can't wait to see it finished it will be BA
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