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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:29 pm

The front of the axle has to be supported. Theres screw hole on the side up front. you risk cracking the case or the axle driving underneath it.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:29 pm

I don't know why these are upside down.... If anyone knows how to flip them lol that'd be great
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:30 pm

Yea I know about the front mount, I'm doing that first thing I can but I was just testing it on flat ground and takin it easy, and yea an X brace sounds smart lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:00 pm

You definitely need to add some cross-bracing. Lateral forces will bend those plates like a taco. You got rid of the wood? Good man!

As for the pics, remove them from your post (use EDIT button), flip them over, and upload them again.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:22 pm

I need to get some more steel for the cross bracing, and yes lol I got rid of the wood (only because I needed an extra 2inches lol) jk the wood would eventually get soft from the water logging it takes but a good temp trial testing block if you ask me. I also need to make a new shifter on this thing
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:43 pm

I was able to flip my lab top uside down and look at them lol. It looks really sweet with that size lift. I should do one that side on my RER lol. As for the clutch what if you used on from the murray the 6 speed came off of? I've never had a problem with a murray clutch. What are go doing about the tires?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:17 am

I should prolly get 22s but i still want skinny so like 22x7x8 if they have those lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:19 am

You could get some 4 wheeler tires from some where that size. They make some with some pretty thick lugs on them.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:25 pm

not really an update but two pictures of the lift right now... still have to add the cross bracing. can i do one horizontal peice or should it be an X? and have to to the front mount and im pretty sure a fender shifter will be best for this tractor, i tried a couple imaginary hand positions anad fender felt the best. so ill have to do that to but heres the two pics


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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:32 pm

I think you would get a LOT of strength by framing in an X that spans from side-to-side between the "towers".

You definitely want some forward support too, to take any possible twist out of it.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:51 pm

Yea I think I'm going to go back to where the old Murray sits and rip out the shift mechanism and the old front mount bracket so I don't have to fab it all, get some more steel for the cross bracing and weld that in and hook up the front mount. After that's all done maybe weds day or so I can start the shifting linkage.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Started on the shifter and put the horizontal brace in, couldn't do a X because the pulley would hit it and I though this is strong enough, here's some update pics! Also redid the steering the other day and made a wire harness, fixed the charging problem stole the old diode off a junk mower and now it charges!

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My finger is pointing at the shift lever ... New place for it it felt alright

The shifting shaft

The brace

Diode

Rear cross brace

Fresh steering

The clutch in the makin
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:33 pm

So are you using the stuff for shifting off the murray? I'd like to do that with my spicer. Get more pictures of the clutch when you get done to if you will.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:38 pm

Yea I used the Murray shifting lever I'm having to extend the actually shift linkage to the tranny tho. And I used one of the Murray like brackets. I didn't need the other one cuz it's the frame right now I might reinforce it with it but I don't see why I would have to
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:03 pm

Got the tranny mounted solid now and finished up the shifting linkage works perfect. Still need a bigger belt and a clutch lol

The pulley painted

tranny brackets painted



Tranny back in

Front mount

Rear mounts

Shifting linkage (missing the final link)
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:51 pm

I like it, but two things I would like to say.
 
1.maybe you should brace those front mounts for the trans-axle.
 
2.For the shift linkage I used a chopped up piece on a tie-rod with a bolt welded on the end and a heim-joint on the end.

Hope it helps.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:26 pm

Yea after that pic I hooked up the last link it was dryin with paint and it works good
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:40 pm

havent updated in awhile becuase ive been busy on this thing... swapped on some nice tires way to small but got some tread ill be puttin 24x7 on them when i get 10-12 in wheels? yall got any? also puttin 20x7 on the front. if you want to see this video of the romp go on my youtube "GenevaCustoms" its call "offroad lawnmower abuse"
heres some pics lol

jumped it lol






















check out the vid its about 15 mins long !
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:43 pm

looks like you had some fun gettin her buried.. lol. nice shoes BTW
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:57 pm

I wouldn't want to ruin a pair of shoes would I? Hahahah
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:14 pm

muck boots yo!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Got the new exhaust on this thing... tell me what you think

heres the link i hope...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skNIfF6IqjU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUpwCVwFunAcpRKg4IR_-XPw
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:18 pm

Lol, i romp bare foot too, and what are the tire you gunna put on it?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:00 pm

Oh i didnt see the romp. good editing. I like how you included everything. Exhaust sounds good too for a single.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:37 am

Yea I think it sounds pretty good, they camera didn't pick it up very good though, and I'll do a another romp soon. With the new exhaust. Brow thanks for subscribing !
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:02 pm

went on another romp... this camera picked up the sound of the exhaust a little bit better... yes i needa lock the tranny ! Lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTItJSXr4dw&feature=c4-overview&list=UUpwCVwFunAcpRKg4IR_-XPw
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