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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:30 am

Im a big fan of the old sears, and I like that your taking a out of the box approach. also digging the rear gas tank/bumper setup
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:08 pm

Yea going Baja theme with a sears is something I really never thought of. I really like it when you put two and two to make something awesome. Really you're the first one I know of to do this and it's coming our great.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:07 pm

Finally got the engine going pretty good, now I can bolt it down. I put a new head gasket on. Watch me jump like a sissy when it backfires!



Air quality in the shop got real bad real quick...
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:32 pm

Smoked a little, is it burning oil? That musta been loud.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:52 am

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Smoked a little, is it burning oil? That musta been loud.
It still has the old oil in it from when I got it. It might be thinned out or might be way too rich. I only ran it for as long as I did in the video. If it turns out to be real bad later i'll put some rings in it. Once I get everything else going, I might take the motor apart and do a little grinding on things. Everything is turning out to be a tight fit. I was going to put the battery between the motor and steering column, but that looks a little tight now. Maybe the battery will go in front of the shock tower, just behind the bumper. Also I was thinking about the gas tank being so low in the back in deep water situations. Once the motor is bolted down I'll be able to see exactly what will fit where.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:06 am

good sounding engine. WOO, we both have ol' smokeys, lol. coming along nicely. good luck on getting everything to fit
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:12 pm

Old solid mount seat setup


Seat brackets from late 80's? simplicity, spring from tomos moped. Old solid front brackets visible in this picture will be cut off.


Mostly done here with the lower spring mount and seat bracked finished. Still have to make an upper holder for the spring and a limiting strap to prevent the spring from jumping out on the bumps.


New rear engine mounts as seen from the under side of the frame, drilled all the holes for the new motor.


As it sits now. I put the steering shaft back in so it would be easier to move around while i'm working on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:48 pm

Great seat, I love that style. Starting to look like something!
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:58 pm

i like what ya did with the seat. looks good so far!
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:26 pm

Thanks, it turned out being a little stiffer than I thought it would be. I can always change it later though if I need to. We'll see how it goes after a test ride, it should be better than having it bolted solid!
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:46 pm

Looks great, and I've tottally missed this build.

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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:28 pm

I more or less have a good idea of what I'm going to do with the clutch. Stock clutch pedal and pulley from the sears and stock clutch from the parts simplicity. A linkage rod will hook them together.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:51 pm

Ill be there soon on my racer.... clutches seems to be hard if you dont understand it, but to me they seem easy now. What speed are you looking at for this?
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:49 pm

I don't really know how fast It'll go. I have a slightly smaller pulley on the transmission than on the engine. Their pretty close though, almost 1-1. With this transmission you have 3 forward speeds and a high/low range. 6 speeds total. I'm also looking around for a good size brake caliper and rotor, I may have a useable rotor already.
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PostSubject: Baja sears suburban   Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:49 pm

Iv'e always wanted one of those old sears tractors... this is going to be interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:01 pm

Waiting until the weekend to weld up my clutch. Meanwhile I brought home a rear caliper off a lincoln and an unvented rear rotor off of something else of which I can't remember. I wanted to use a rear caliper from a car that had the handbrake separate but haven't found one yet. This one has a lever and associated junk on the back for a handbrake, which makes it slightly bigger and heavier. The other problem is that I don't have quite as much space as I was thinking I had. The caliper probably won't fit in front between the frame and tire and it might be too far away from the rotor even if I put it in the back. In other words, I might not be able to get it close enough to the center line of the axle.


I was going to take the hub off and do some checking, but it happened to be froze after being on there for the past 40 or so years. I didn't get it off as of yet, but I soaked it up with some oil and left it sit. I didn't break anything yet, maybe just scaring up a couple of the wheel bolts using a puller.


You can't ask for a better fit for the bolt pattern. I can't just bolt it on between the hub and rim like on a car though because the rotor is too close to the tire for the caliper to fit. I was thinking about bolting it inside the hub, possibly using some longer bolts and spacers.  Motorcycle brakes would be nice. I might be able to figure out something else to use or find some different parts that fit better. I'm not really in a big hurry on the brakes just yet, so it's not too big of a deal.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:55 am

I have thought about motorcycle brakes, but the few bikes I've looked at, shared a master cyl with the rotor in the other side of the wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:18 pm

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I have thought about motorcycle brakes, but the few bikes I've looked at, shared a master cyl with the rotor in the other side of the wheel.

You mean like 2 sets of brakes on the front wheel? You could just use one if you wanted too. Mostly the japanese bikes (race type motorcycles or whatever you call them) are like that with two calipers and rotors up front.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:28 pm

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redlinemotorsportts wrote:
I have thought about motorcycle brakes, but the few bikes I've looked at, shared a master cyl with the rotor in the other side of the wheel.

You mean like 2 sets of brakes on the front wheel? You could just use one if you wanted too. Mostly the japanese bikes (race type motorcycles or whatever you call them) are like that with two calipers and rotors up front.
Yup, some honda or suzuki tripple i saw. Its a idea anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:08 pm

The chinese Kazuma Falcon 90cc calippers and so on, have a seperate handbrake lever on them.

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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:48 pm

I guess I won't be working on this thing until January 1st since i'm going to be entering it in the build competition.
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PostSubject: Re: Baja sears suburban   Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:13 pm

do you know about what year lincoln the rotor and caliper came from?
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