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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:18 pm

I do... but its not working for me. lol

But anywho... some pics. Thats how the exhaust will be routed. I will need to extend them so they go below the footboards or whatever they are called.



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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:35 pm

I like the idea of mounting it backwards, and could you tell me what purple (like company you used) because thats a awesome color.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:10 pm

I figure it would be a bit easier to run the exhaust back, and not have a U in there anywhere.

The paint, my dad brought home. I just slapped some one there to see what It looked like lol.
Valspar Satin Purple. Lable on the can says something about being "product of the year" in 2012.. could be a couple years old... been frozen several times Im sure.

And some more pics...



You can see the bolt holes do not line up... ugg. Solution? Cut out and replace with some 3/8 plate! (cause that what I have lol)



...and here, you can see we have some fitment issues. Clearly I will have to break out the angle grinder... And hopefully, I can cut out the exact same on each side. Gotta be perfect!  Rolling Eyes 



...and here you can see about how far back the engine will be sitting, it will be further yet 2-3in. The stock air filter will not fit there. Also, the vents on the top of the hood are thereabouts... Im thinking hood scoop.


...and here... as you can see, it was pretty darn close to that steering rod. Couldnt even set the engine on the frame with the stock pulley on there.



Hoodscoop anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:56 pm

Cut this area out. Still need to cut a bit more, but this will be replaced with something around 1/4. Then i can position the engine further back aswell.


Thinking Im gona refigure the exhaust.. Gona make some new flanges and have about 6-8in if strait pipe then hopefully find some flexible tubing and run some of that, then exit out the sides in front of the rear tires with some 1 1/2 or so conduit...


Any suggestions for modding the steering any?

And my transaxles... a 3 and 4 speed. Both have a 900 020 tag.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:28 pm

Looks good, and what about steering? Like was it missing before this? Need something to go around the engine?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:46 pm

Heres the bracket that holds part of the hood in place, the bumper will mount to it.
I was going to extend it a bit more, more to mount it to the frame/body... but it will be fine for now.


As it sits...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:42 pm

Torched off the old trans pulleys... Might be able to save that hub.

What do you people think about the possibility of getting these things drilled and tapped so as not to have to rely on them snap rings?



And the bumper... still need to drill some holes for mounting it. The RR spikes might come off. I wont go into detail on the welds... Im not exactly too proud of some of them lol



{EDIT} forgot this one...


Any suggestions?


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:36 pm

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What do you people think about the possibility of getting these things drilled and tapped so as not to have to rely on them snap rings?

I like the idea. But it would have to be annealed. Drilled and tapped. Then re-heat treated. And I am not sure you could ever get it back to the same condition.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:16 pm

To be fair, the shafts aren't very hard. Some are already drilled and tapped. In fact, the 930 I just broke had the input shaft tapped from the factory, and the replacement 930 did not. Since I prefer that, I switched shafts.

It's like this- If the pulley is bolted on, I can reach up underneath with a wrench or socket, and get the pulley off easily. Try that with snap ring pliers. THAT is why I prefer it tapped, for what it's worth.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:03 pm

Well Ill talk to mr machine shop this week see what he says bout them axles. If they can do them Ill take em both peerless. Maybe the foote too.

Gone put some gussets in the spindles too.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:10 pm

Hrgablah...
The craftsman isnt dead. Not yet. I couldnt do such a thing...


...however....



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...it has gone down a slightly different path....                          



Can I bring back my own thread for the grave?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:47 pm

Gonna be pictures? I like pictures...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:53 pm

Errrm... yes. Pictures.... no. not yet... but maybe some "concept art" coming soon? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:26 pm

Whaat??? no pictires or it didn't happen!!



JKJK.

Can't wait.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:52 am

Im not very far with this. Not far at all.... lol.

So heres a bit of concept art! ...or maybe its just a slopily scratched out doodle... or...




...or whatever, there it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:24 pm


Thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:30 pm

looks very promising!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:32 pm

Flip the front upright for speed. It will handle wayyy better. Id normally suggest a all custom go kart spindle'd front and with bearings..... buuuuut i know you arnt gunna do that. so set the front axle upright, and tight, direct steering.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:43 pm

Them parts there is just to get an idea of whats going on... Thats not the front I will be using, I am thinking about something with leaf spring suspension.

I would like to be able to hit 45mph if possible...
Dont know if my 3 and 4 speed 920s are up to that... I do have access to a 5 or 6 speed peerless somethingorother. And a 5 speed spicer.

Will be threading the end of the axle, building some hubs for 4 and/or 5 bolt wheels. Possibility of machining out the case for bearings and oil seals. Maybe brand new solid axle...



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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:04 pm

@TheBeal wrote:

Thoughts?

Nice mockup, I would add another 10-12 inch lenght in front of the hood/grill combo.
Then id flip the trans, and put the seat infront of the transaxle and make a small bed where the tranny sits.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:48 pm

The front may actually end up a bit further ahead... If I can machine some on the trans, it will be upside down like that, Ide like the seat right over it. If it was upright, it would make it sit up too high I think.. I like a lower looking arrangement. Though, cant be too low... as my driveway eats things that are low to the ground... skid plates?


Cut up the original craftsman fenders. Going to widen them so they fit over the tires.
Might make them a bit longer by and inch or 2 so they fit a bit nicer...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:19 pm

oh boy, i just got some serious idea bulbs over my head for the next build... i'm digging this chop-n-channel and you have to keep the purple...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:34 am

Got these 2 the other day. Dont have any real plan for them just yet... likely they will be for parts.

Both in a state of "Ill fix it later" I guess the guy just got another mower haha.

The one wont steer. Rounded that out enough so it just skips the teeth. If I had a welder working, Id just cut up a few washers and weld em on there so it works.



Thought about putting this push mower engine on the one... my cousin is looking for a cheap mower to take into the bush.


Painted the shroud for the 16.5hp oppy...

Too much ford... uggh.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:47 pm

In the picture of the steering box.  The piece of shaft that sticks out the left side (in the picture) is your adjustment for that.  If you take the clip or whatever off and put shims between the clip and the flat steel it will the two gears closer together. If you want a full rebuilt and really dependable steering box check THIS out.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman build.   Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:12 pm

If you were gunna part the craftsmans out, i'd make one from two and have plenty of parts left. Then sell or work it.
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