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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:22 pm

Posting from phone. I over looked it.
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:56 pm

Been riding again and found some breakage, made a video of the repairs

https://youtu.be/_tO7IsiJ7pw
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:34 am

What's the engine on that thing rated for?

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:18 pm

Ive been working on finishing up the wheel horses belt cover, Im tired of getting sprayed with water every time I go deep. Only grabbed a couple pics but Ill get some more, also shooting video for a update on my channel. I added the horizontal piece of flat strap to help the water spray. also since the flat strap added a good bit of weight to the guard I added two more mounting points, one on the dash and one on the motor its self. stiffened the whole thing up immensely.



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PostSubject: Nice    Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:55 pm

Nice job I am going to do something like this to so I don't get covered with water and mud
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:07 pm

I've heard rumors that you'll be out at haspin. Is this thing going out there? Belt picks up some water on the baja sears, but it only throws it out towards the front. Doesn't bother me too bad, but people trying to hook up tow cables complain about it...

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:48 pm

I am planning on going to Haspin, bounce how ever its bad timing, my Wedding Anniversary is the same weekend. I still have to convince the Wife that its a good idea that Im going on a 3 day mower ride instead of spending the weekend with her.....Embarassed but shes cool and I think I can convince her to do Anniversary stuff early. You bringing the Baja ?
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:01 am

Don't worry tom if he doesn't my sears will be there to pull you around.

As long as she doesn't find the anf you'll be ok
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:27 pm

Any more of your group going to haspin other than you and ohioOR? How many days?

And are your brakes connected to the petal? How do you like it if so.

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:46 pm

Redline, Im guessing just Me and Oro are gonna make it, might get my cousin jared and his "Statesman" but I really doubt it. I have the factory separate clutch and brake. Clutch on the left, Brake on the right, and I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:48 am

I may have my 11 year old with me on her craftsman ii if it's done and surviving
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:15 pm

So the ol horse has served me very well, but the last handful of rides she has been letting me down, mainly belt issues. I recently changed from a 6 to a 7 when I swapped the motor to a 18 hp Duromax. So I decided to pull it apart and make some long needed upgrades. First up is a overall pic of the belt system, you can see I moved my adjustable idler over a bit to work better with the new motor and pulley size. just fyi the new motor sits about 2 inchs farther forward than the old one, slightly longer bolt pattern than the honda and honda clone I ran before. You can also see the new adjustable belt brake.


Close up of the adjustable belt brake, my problem with the factory one is 2 fold, Ive worn it out twice and rebuilt it with welds, and more importantly its not really in the right spot with how the belt runs with my current setup, basically I needed to run a size smaller belt, but if I did I couldnt push the clutch down enough to disengage before it hit the belt brake. the only way to get it to work was to run a size up belt, but then I really didnt have much tension on the belt because the clutch was already all the way out. Kinda hard to explain with words but if anyone really cares I can explain it in a video. This stop is made out of 1/4 inch angle iron so I shouldn't have to replace it anytime soon and I  can adjust it as the belt wears in.



Here we have a good pic of my extended belt guard, on my wheel horse where I have the very wide 13.5 rear tires, when I go riding at atv parks where there is mud that sticks to the side of my tire, the old open belt guard would scrap the mud off my tire and up into my belt system, forcing me to stop and pull the cover off mid ride and clean the mud out of the belt system. which was very annoying to say the least.



here you can see the extension I welded onto the factory belt cover, I messed up my template and cut it to small, and this was the day before the ride so I just scabbed some scrap steel in the missing part, Ill remake it before I put it back on.




Ive also been working slowly on a heavy duty foot throttle, I tried out foot throttle on our last ride, I just scabbed a bike brake on it to see if I liked it, and I did, I just hated the bike lever its self, so I decided to build one to my standards. Ill try to get some pics of it in the next week or so
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:23 am

That adjustable belt brake and idler are great ideas.  Someday I might implement that on Ol' Red.

I saw in one of your videos that your gear oil was getting very milky after your rides.  Here's a link to the rubber shift boot you're missing to keep water out toro part number 3577 seal

Secondly if you're not on wheelhorseforum.com already you need to be.  It is the best resource for wheel horse manuals, parts cross referencing and advice.  Here's a link to a guy's topic where he put together pdfs with all the seal part numbers that wheel horse used in their various transmissions Wheel Horse Trans Seals
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:59 am


Working on the new foot throttle, needed a linkage arm so I been working on this, first hole came out to big, even though I used a 3/8 drill bit for 3/8 rod. so I went a letter size  U and it came out perfect, mild press fit on a 3/8 rod after I sanded the rod with sandpaper a bit.



Much better fit, I drill and tapped a #12 allen bolt perpendicular to let it pinch the shaft for extra tightness, but even when I tightened it down, the shaft still slipped on the linkage if I twisted hard. So I though and though on how to secure it to the shaft in a positive fashion. the standard approach would be a regular square keyway. but even though I have a mill for the keyway on the shaft, I dont have a broach to make the keyway in the Arm. I actually even price a couple broach kits, but they seemed really pricey. so I found this, a round keyway, though its agreed upon that its not as strong as a square key, its perfect for the low amount of force that it needs to hold in this situation. I went ahead and used a roll pin to help keep tension on both parts.



So step 1 of about 50 on making ultra heavy duty gas pedal is complete bounce
Carl, Thanks for finding that part number for me, the problem with that boot is its really just a dust cover, not a postive seal. if you look at the bottom of the seal youll see its round and is actually a fair amount bigger than the square boss that the shifter comes out of that its suppose to seal. I actually bought one of these many years ago and took it back once I saw that it doesnt actually seal. what I did to seal up mine was to pack the shifter hole and ball full of grease, and pack grease around the base of the shaft, then I very very carefully put a ton of silicone on top of the grease, kida like a cast in place shifter boot. its not perfect but it seems to be doing ok, I made a vid of it when I made it, but it got lost when my computer crashed Sad I may join the wheel horse site if I get some extra time, but Ill be honest I barely have time to update my stuff on here.
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:46 pm

Worked on the foot throttle again today, got the new foot pedal roughed out, drilled some holes and used the grinder the cut away the extra, also cheated and used the mill to drill the holes and to clean it up once I cut it out. Im really happy with how it turned out, I wanted it to look like it matched with the foot pegs Im gonna use for my clutch and brake pedals, and I think I hit that mark, now I just have to do some finish work to the pedal and weld it onto a piece of flat strap that runs to the pivot








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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:09 pm

I like it! Looks like you won't have any trouble with your foot sliding off at all, which is nice. Great work!

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:28 am

Weeeooooo! Would you look at that there fancy thing!
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:03 pm

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Worked on my foot pedal a bit more today, I’m really excited to get it done
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:00 am

Sweet! Should be real nice to have once it's finished!

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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:58 pm


Drilled some holes

Finished the rod that the bell crank rides on
Made a spring mount
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:54 am

So far I’ve seen a lot of good quality pieces. I still can’t visualize how it all goes together lol. Hopefully you’ll have it done by the next ride so I can see it in person.
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PostSubject: Re: 70's Wheel horse C-120 mud crawler trail rider   Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:14 pm

Ive been wondering how you adapted 9" rims for your vamps. Lots of info in your thread.
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