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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:45 am

Just won these on ebay,

2 mud machine tri claws 25x13.5x10, Im gonna have to make some rims that will fit, but it shouldnt be to bad. Im excited to see how they do!
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:55 pm




New tires came and got put on! they were a total pain in the butt but seem worth it so far, they self clean like crazy, its cool to watch.. As you can tell in the pictures, I really need some wider wheels, the ones I have them on now are only about 7 inches wide, I would like to find some in the 9 inch range. Ill try to get some video soon, until then here is another pic.....

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:42 am

That's some BIG tires.
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:03 am

thats looking awesome

love the tires and the overall look of the tractor
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:14 am

That looks like a great machine. Stout and solidly built. I am a huge fan of the Honda GX series engines. I would rather have a GX over almost anything. I had a 340 for a few years, awesome! Didn't I just see a pic of this machine somewhere with a broken axleshaft?

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:33 am

Looks good man, how did the Kenda Executioner tires perform for you??
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:46 pm

Thanks everybody! I put alot of time in it, and its nice to hear that other people appreciate it. The Executioner tires were awesome, they shamed all the other tires I have run in the mud and did excellent in dirt, logs, roots etc. the only weak point was there rockcrawling. They were too stiff with to little tread on the rocks to do well, thats why Im trying the Mud machines. I Love the GX motors also, most reliable and well built motor out there, in my opinion. the verdict is still out on the mud machines, as you can see, I got stuck today, but Im not sure the Exe's would have pulled me either. The mud was super sticky and deep
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:37 pm

Finally getting around to installing the heavy duty hand throttle I built for this awhile back, I like to have the throttle easy to get to and tough, in case you end up hanging on to it in off camber situations. still need a longer cable to make it work but you can get the idea..  I forgot to get pictures of how the cable clamps to the tractor, hopefully I remember for next time.

Here it is completed on the tractor with the hood down



Here is the mock-up, gives you the general idea on the inner workings




Better picture of it without the handle



The piece that actually moves the cable



and how the cable slides in

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:22 am

One of my favorite builds on the forum, everything about it spells beef. Any update on it lately?
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:26 am

tank.. like redline said, it is just a tank of a build.. i like it
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:59 pm

got the cable all hooked up and working, but it started to slip out of the rubber sheath, so Ill have to tinker with it, (easy fix) other than that just been busy, did get one ride in on it, got the video uploaded today. Check it out if you want to see it in action, pretty much just deep sticky mud:) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rci4_feEo4A
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:06 pm

awsome!! serious slippage problem though.. gotta get that fixed
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:51 pm

Im a big fan of your old time mowers with big agressive tires on it, very tough. i wonder how well it would fair out against the big youtube guys like redneckcomputergeek and fearlessfront.
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:30 pm

Yeah cool tractor you got there..looks tough.
And it looks to be built strong.
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:52 pm

this thing looks mean!
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:02 pm

i would save up for a more powerful engine though. that predator seemed to struggle a little there
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:11 pm

@willis923 wrote:
i would save up for a more powerful engine though. that predator seemed to struggle a little there
I think its a true GX Honda
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:22 pm

maybe were talkin bout different tractors... there was one with a predator
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:47 pm

Thanks everyone I'm glad you like it, I put slot of time and though and cash into it to make it reliable and capable and most important fun to ride. Willis has it right, on the YouTube video it's me and another guy riding, he has the predator and it actually does really good, he can't sling 3rd hi but it gets him around for now, I have a Gx390 honda on mine it's a 13 hp and it can sling my 25x13.5s in 3rd high, no power problem here
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:14 am

i had a predator on my woodsplitter before it got stolen. someone probably saw it and said "OHHHH gokart engine" and got shoveled into the back of a pickup. it was strong for stuff like that.. splitters, pumps, gensets
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:50 am

Quick update
cleaned the air filter, still needs oiled


built a belt guard to keep the belt from slinging mud and water everywhere



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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:06 pm

Time for another update. Ive built a new muffler for it, you can read all about it here http://www.atltf.com/t3290-project-performance-muffler-from-scratch
also I made a temporary hub for the rear axle till I get a chance to build some "super" hubs for it. the old hub was trashed and roached the old keyway, so I followed doc's advice on cutting a new keyway in the axle. took a long time, but was quicker than tearing the tranny out, then taking it apart and putting the axle in the mill for its new keyway. I grabbed a few pictures along the way.....

clamped the keyway to make the lines to cut



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2 hours later after lots of time with the grinder and files and a thousand test fits, you can pound on your new homemade hub
(yes the weld is crappy where you can see it. Its welded all the way around nicely on the other side, the welder took a dump and this is only a temp fix anyways)


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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:16 pm

Good work! I've done a few keyways by hand now, with quite good results. As long as you take your time and don't get all Rambo on it, you're good.

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:21 pm

Patience and elbow grease man... Same as finishing a knife. No fast easy way to do it. hopefully this will get ya wheelin soon, looking forward to some pics of the the thing rollin around
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:08 pm

you can see in action in my videos, here the latest, you can only see it in the last couple minutes.
click here http://youtu.be/Mm0puuVhQ8Q
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:39 pm

Those look like great trails! I love that old tractor too. They don't make 'em like they used to....  Cool 
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