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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:30 pm

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what do u think about this color blue with matte black accents?
 its interesting, to say the least.. i'd go a bit darker so it dont show dirt as much. i do like the general scheme though
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:31 pm

I was using paint stripper and didn't get to finish all the way. it has some rust were the seat was but I welded in new pieces of metal to strengthen it. I still need to sand it.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:35 am

Does anyone know how to take out the pressed it fitting for the fuel inlet. I broke the plastic piece and need to put it a new one.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:37 am

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Does anyone know how to take out the pressed it fitting for the fuel inlet. I broke the plastic piece and need to put it a new one.
Are you talking about the petcock on the gas tank or the petcock on the carb? The one on the gas tank could possible be plastic welded back on if thats the case. The ones on the carburetors are sometimes removable. If you could get the other pieces out you could just get another one.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:01 pm

The one on the carb. The plastic piece broke and in order to put in a new one in it wants me to put in a new metal piece also. On mine I can't get the metal piece off.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:49 pm

also does anyone know how to wire in an safety lanyard kill switch its just 2 prongs. i want to run it through the wiring on the key. i have one of they 7 prong keys.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:23 pm

I don't think there is a way to run it through the key just off of the kill side of the magneto
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:32 pm

Some guys have run kill switches to the anti backfire solenoid in the carb... if yours is still intact, just use the tether to interrupt the power to it.

Alternately you could use a relay to change the tether switch from (I'm assuming) open on tether removal to closed. I can help by diagramming the relay if you don't know how to wire it.

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:24 pm

Either way. Wiring it to the key wouldn't work. As the key turns the antibackfire solenoid off and grounds out the magneto. If you turn the key on and have the tether tied in it wont work because their is no ground on the tether anymore. You have to wire the kill wire to the tether than to the frame. Otherwise no bueno
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:36 am

@TheRainbowBoxer wrote:
Some guys have run kill switches to the anti backfire solenoid in the carb... if yours is still intact, just use the tether to interrupt the power to it.

Alternately you could use a relay to change the tether switch from (I'm assuming) open on tether removal to closed.  I can help by diagramming the relay if you don't know how to wire it.
Yah can you diagram it for me and my mower never came with a fuel shutoff solinoid.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:40 pm

Usually, you would tie the tether directly into the kill circuit. Take a tap off the kill wire right off the ignition coil, thru the switch to a ground. This would usually be done with a "normally open" (cap installed) switch. If you indeed have a normally closed switch, you will have to go with TRB's relay suggestion. Fortunately, its pretty easy and will not cost much.

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:29 pm

Just ordered a new seat, got a padded ford pan seat. Also ordered al the part to fix my steering. Now to wait for it to come in so I can drive it and see how it works.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:30 am

I'm getting an exhaust setup for it to day out of a honda accord. I'm thinking about not running the muffler but I don't know I want it to have a good sound but not to loud.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:13 am

It's a Toyota corolla
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:13 pm

Ok my bad it was a toyota corrolla don't know why I said honda.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:15 pm

@k2500life wrote:
It's a Toyota corolla
same thing lmao
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:36 pm

Finished modifying the hood so it sits flat without the front at and angle. Pics to come.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:28 am

Sorry, made the schematic up a couple days ago, but kept forgetting to post it.
Oh well... better late than never. Hope this helps.


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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:16 pm

It's been taking me a while but I'm hopefully going to get my friend to do some welding tomorow and get the clutch installed and the fenders moved back. I'm still waiting on part to come in and the welding but as soon as it comes in I'll post it up.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:28 pm

Hey now I'm welding up my axle on the monster mower tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:40 pm

finally got the welding done to move the fenders now I need to cut the floor and add 2 inches to both sides. Also got the clutch mounting brackets welded i just need to get bolts to bolt it in. Still need to make a bracket for the tensioners.


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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:42 pm

We still gotta do the exhaust


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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:25 pm

Another update

Got the new seat in already welded the extra supports in so it won't crack the fenders this time. Also got the new steering parts in and installed them. Tomorrow I'll hopefully be able to install the hood and see what I have to do to the dash and steering wheel. Does anyone know any good places to buy automotive paint online that's not so expensive I'm looking for a b5 blue or close to it.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:28 am

Has anyone used the centrifical belt clutch on there mower. Wich one did you use? If my electric clutch plan doesn't work I want to have a plan b.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:41 am

I am wondering if I want to lock the rear axle or leave it unlocked. I am using it mostly to have for fun and just ride around at the track. I have a front brake system going on the front for a line lock. Will it still spin the tires and how long will it take before the axle breaks because of my clutch?
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman drag race mower   Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:26 pm


The front brake setup I'm going to use as a line lock/ brake setup.


Also the gas pedal I'm using. It's a push button start of of a old generator.
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