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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:06 pm

Thats cool- my 90 task force has the same hood as your buddy's tractor - altho the rear fenders look like my 85 mastercuts....

I stopped by auto zone today and bot a roll of 'chrome' foil - now can put some shine on some pieces in my modifed tractors - im still looking at red LED's....
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:38 pm

Well I messed around on my buddy's tractor today and swapped some pulleys and modded the clutch, and he showed up just as I had it finished, so we tried it out.... Goes WAY too fast even with the 8 HP that can't push it...... So.... Somehow the 2nd time I started it , it jumped into gear and took the F**& off.... It was set on a dead course to hit his Mustang.... We chased it and got it steered away at the last second and it then made a B-line for the barn, ended up slamming an antique wooden wagon wheel and smashing it before it finally stalled against the barn wall.... That was a scare I tell ya. Mint '88 Mustang.... Woulda been nice. Real nice.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:04 am

Sounds like my mod murray- once you dropped it into 1st gear, it wasnt stopping until you put it back into neutral ..... thats how i literally drove up a chain link fence n flipped it over.... on concrete. The brakes werent worth a hoot and the clutch barely worked.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:42 pm

@dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Sounds like my mod murray- once you dropped it into 1st gear, it wasnt stopping until you put it back into neutral ..... thats how i literally drove up a chain link fence n flipped it over.... on concrete. The brakes werent worth a hoot and the clutch barely worked.

Yup, i ran into the side of my house once with a mower that had no clutch.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:03 am

Yup. Not fun when you got a runaway mower. I'm glad all our new stuff is geared up safely now, but this old mower was slapped together too quickly lol. Ah well. We drove around today quite a bit, I got too cocky on the thing after we lowered the seat and I flipped it over in 2nd gear going 30-35 kmh, slammed my hip and head pretty good on hard ground, bent the hood a bit but minor really. Was still fun tho lol.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:41 pm

Trcustoms: It had a clutch- just didnt work good enough - definitly had no brakes tho- broke the caliper bolts off in the trans - oop.

Ford BoI : i always wear a helmit when i run one of my speed demon tractors around- im gettin too old and i need to save what lil brains i have left.......

I flopped over quite a bit up at the folks tho - that was in mud- i ran up a tree with my agway, pop got that on video.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:28 pm

I had a helmet on. Never drive without one either.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:00 pm

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:43 pm

Today I started putting the engine for my gravely back together. Though, I need the torque specs for the push rod.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:47 pm

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Today I started putting the engine for my gravely back together. Though, I need the torque specs for the push rod.
You've got a Gravely? Sweet. My dad used to have one sitting in his shed for years n years broke down, ended up giving it away, it was a walk behind bushwhacker . What a beast, what kind do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:50 pm

@Ford Boi wrote:
searsnut11 wrote:
Today I started putting the engine for my gravely back together. Though, I need the torque specs for the push rod.
You've got a Gravely? Sweet. My dad used to have one sitting in his shed for years n years broke down, ended up giving it away, it was a walk behind bushwhacker . What a beast, what kind do you have?
Its a huge rider with a 16hp briggs single. It has hydro lift for the plow and deck. Its heavy as hell.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:57 pm

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@Ford Boi wrote:
searsnut11 wrote:
Today I started putting the engine for my gravely back together. Though, I need the torque specs for the push rod.
You've got a Gravely? Sweet. My dad used to have one sitting in his shed for years n years broke down, ended up giving it away, it was a walk behind bushwhacker . What a beast, what kind do you have?
Its a huge rider with a 16hp briggs single. It has hydro lift for the plow and deck. Its heavy as hell.

That's awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:00 pm

@Ford Boi wrote:
searsnut11 wrote:
@Ford Boi wrote:
searsnut11 wrote:
Today I started putting the engine for my gravely back together. Though, I need the torque specs for the push rod.
You've got a Gravely? Sweet. My dad used to have one sitting in his shed for years n years broke down, ended up giving it away, it was a walk behind bushwhacker . What a beast, what kind do you have?
Its a huge rider with a 16hp briggs single. It has hydro lift for the plow and deck. Its heavy as hell.

That's awesome!
Yep she is my biggest tractor. 16 speeds (lol) 8 forward and 8 reverse.
Its a beast of a tractor. It WILL out pull my '66 sears suburban in my avatar.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:33 pm

Today was an easy day in the shed - i changed the oil on my 86 GTII ( actually 2nd time i ever changed it since i got it- oil was a bit dark ) , checked the new plugs ( bit dirty but ok) - also had to put a new spring on the mower deck - i was going to work on the MTD mod, but i want to get my 97 mastercut back into the other shed ( need more room)- so i pulled the pan on the 12HP thats going on it ( needed a crank seal) , changed the pan gasket and crank seal - now i need to clean the carb and should be ready for the MTD.


i also forgot to mention- my 85 LT11 is now back on 4 wheels - need to rewire it, put the motor on and rebuild the deck - ill have to leave repainting it for next year most likely ( getting cooler out) - then ill sand it down and repaint it the factory silver paint and black .

I also am going to order some 3/4" pillow blocks - im attempting to build a RAGB from an old craftsman axle and gears i have- a new one costs $500..... ( dont do ebay).
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:32 am

WellI finished building a 2000 Craftsman mix n' match mower to sell, only took 5 days from bare frame, took a tranny apart and cleaned / lubed it, took a motor apart and inspected it for wear, had some water in the base but no damage, fixed up a deck, installed a heavy-duty front axle, sanded and painted frame + body and test mowed it, works good.

ALSO!!!! Picked up 3 free junkers today, Mastercraft rusted out with a 1 speed, and a 16 B&S OPPOSED TWIN!!!!!!! Very Happy Super syked to get this motor runnin'!!! a Lawnboy with a good 11 HP B&S and no tranny, and a MTD with a 1 speed and no motor. The MTD and Mastercraft both have the same frame and front end gear as my Yardman Racer so I've got plenty of good spare parts now!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:39 am

Thats cool about the flipped mower- should be able to get a decent amount of cash for it - id almost wait till next spring- can get more for it then.


Nice score on the 3 beaters - freebies are the best- specially one with a twin cylender. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:59 am

dangeroustoys56, you were right lol. My 3/4" spindles started to bend. Now that I've got a solid front axle the spindles take the beating, so today I welded in some 1/4 thick gussets on. Went for a good long trip with 2 friends , they had their ATV's and now my front end is mint.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:51 am

Yeah- they are 'the weakest link' - LOL! When i build my wizard and wheelhorse- i have a aftermarket set of spindles for the WH ( go kart type) - im going to custom build a set for the wizard to lower it out of grade 8 bolts and use bering hubs ( more speed).

Even got my nephew into modding tractors- hes taking a 80's yazoo RER and making a go kart from it.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:58 pm

Tinkered with the Twin 16 for a couple hours tonight, tore down the carb, fuel pump, starter, and got the crank pulley off. Slapped it together, checked for fire, put some gas in the tank and carb to prime it, and she fired up !!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Needs some tuning of course, but runs pretty good!!! SUPER SYKED!
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:09 pm

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Tinkered with the Twin 16 for a couple hours tonight, tore down the carb, fuel pump, starter, and got the crank pulley off. Slapped it together, checked for fire, put some gas in the tank and carb to prime it, and she fired up !!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Needs some tuning of course, but runs pretty good!!! SUPER SYKED!

Awesome......, what's that going to go on?
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:30 pm

I'm putting it in my Yard Man racer, replacing the 12.5 I/C Gold B&S which will be saved for something else, still a mint motor.
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:28 pm

Believe me- the twin will be a huge improvement in performance - itll wind out so much more then the 12.5HP , but running a 6" and up pulley on the motor , itll have some initial lag on takeoff - once it winds up tho - hang on!
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:12 am

Finally, nice day here- they finished repaving our crappy dirt road and put fresh ( dead ? ) sod down on the edges of the road - there was a bit of a hieght difference in the new grass, so i dragged out my 2003 murray and ran the areator out and filled up the yard roller to try n smooth that mess out.

So after i was done with the yard, i figured id drag out all my mowers and run em around , give em some exercise. Only real issues i had with the 'fleet' was flat batteries- quick jump with the charger and they all fired up .

The 'new' engine on the 96 mastercut fired right off, held oil after the new pan gasket and oil seal change- ran nice n smooth. After checking the oil in all of em- i can tell which ones need an oil change soon - time for the maintence to begin a new!
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PostSubject: Re: What have you done to your tractor today?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:35 pm

Time to revive this poor thread and revive my presence on the forum, its been too long I miss this place! Anyway I finally replaced the axle in my Rally after 7 months of hiatus. Went for a little test rip thru my old trail in the dark, works great, and feels good to be back on the beast. Yesterday I swapped the trusty old Peerless 6spd to a Peerless 5spd in my racer.... Years of proven service finally ended when I blew 5th and 6th gears Sad Also I installed that Twin 16 in the racer, which explains the transmission carnage, lol. (Talk about an INSANE machine now) But it won me my races this summer so it is all worth while!
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PostSubject: What have you done to your tractor today   Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:58 pm

working on the sheet metal upgrade for the Swamp Donkey. still in mock up. gotta get the right look. gonna be the Gravedigger of the monster mowers. It wont be like most that you see on these forums. It will fly SOON, the hard part is done, just changing the look of a runner. Double the HP and a split 6speed. yanked the hydro and a steering upgrade too... manual rack out of an old toyota

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PostSubject: What have you done to your tractor today?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:15 pm

Sorry about the crappy pic. the dog must have licked the camera

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