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PostSubject: hot rod mower in the making   Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:57 pm

Working with what I believe is an early to mid nineties craftsman 18hp opposed twin. Haven't figured out how to post pics yet but as soon as I do I will.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:02 pm

Welcome to the forum! I removed the (I'm assuming accidental) triple posting.
can't wait to see some pics! Post a build thread in the appropriate section once you are ready.

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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:14 pm

here is how to post pics.. hope to see some soon.

http://www.atltf.com/t1525-image-posting-for-new-members

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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:44 pm



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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:51 pm



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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:55 pm

This is how it came to me.
 
 


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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:06 am

Nice tractor and nice shop, looks like your outfitted really well too.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:11 am

Thanks! I'm not tool poor, I've made sure of that. Smile

Been doing custom air ride suspension fabrication since the late nineties as well so moving into building a mower is easy.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 am

@zninja wrote:
Thanks! I'm not tool poor, I've made sure of that. Smile

Been doing custom air ride suspension fabrication since the late nineties as well so moving into building a mower is easy.
Ill have to keep you in mind, I got a 72 chevy C-10 I was thinking about dropping to the ground but never messed around with air bags and such.  I know I can do the work just don't know all the in's and out's of that stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:30 pm

Fixed the pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:07 pm

Muddstir you have a c10 too Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:07 pm

Nice build to I Love em hoods
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:09 pm

I've got a question about how you lowered it, how did you configure the belt, did you use some sort of jack shaft?
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:40 pm

hey, just so yall know, you can post several pics in one reply. just for the sake of not having 80 replies.. lol.

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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:45 pm

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I notice a Kawasaki and Honda sport bikes 250's or 600's?
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:48 pm

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I've got a question about how you lowered it, how did you configure the belt, did you use some sort of jack shaft?
Hadn't gotten there yet but yes I will have to make a jackshaft.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:51 pm

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I notice a Kawasaki and Honda sport bikes 250's or 600's?
600's. The green one is mine. The blue is one I am fixing up to sell.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:52 pm

There is also a ninja 250 back there I am parting out but you can barely see it.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:30 pm

So I was really wanting to do a centrifugal clutch on this but I can't seem to find one rated for over 13hp.

Any suggestions? I really don't want to use a clutch that works by loosening the belt, but I may wind up having to.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:51 pm

I know comet makes clutches, and clutch converters, that would work. Doc should know more, there are many choices for them. Bad part is they are expensive.

Why you trying to stay away from the belt clutch? I can go 1 to 2 years on a belt.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 pm

I really just wanted to set the belt tension and keep it as a constant. But I also don't want to spend a few hundred on a clutch. I'm trying to build this as budget minded as possible. Right now I have 0 dollars invested. What a Face 

I know I am going to have to spend a few hundred by the time I'm done but several hundred for one part is simply not part of the scope of this project.

So more than likely the belt clutch I already have is going to stay.
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:05 pm

I wrote a spreadsheet that calculates different speeds with different pulley sizes based on engine RPM and individual gear ratios of the transaxle.

Anyone want to test it for me? I think its right, but I could be wrong. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:09 pm

i might sticky that spreadsheet if its accuate. people are always asking how to tell their speeds for a pully swap

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PostSubject: Re: hot rod mower in the making   Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:57 pm

I have an Excel-based sheet I do all my calcs with. Reverse calcs and actual speed and RPM measurements reveal it to be dead-on accurate. Give me a chance to bounce some numbers off yours, and we'll go from there. Thank you.

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