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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:06 pm

looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:12 pm

Thanks. Although I was wondering if it will help or hurt if I roll back. It might stop it from tipping back on a flat, but on a hill it would lift the tractor up so that when it tips back it just falls on me from up higher. I won't be trying any hill climbs with it anyway, so that shouldn't matter. I think it's high enough that it won't hit the ground going through ditches (hopefully).
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:35 pm

could fit a pony keg pretty good...
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:51 pm

@Moose wrote:
could fit a pony keg pretty good...
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:41 am

@camomanusa wrote:
@Moose wrote:
could fit a pony keg pretty good...
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OK then... Offroading pony keg stands!

...now where's he gonna put his gas tank?!?  Laughing 



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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:46 pm

@TheRainbowBoxer wrote:
@camomanusa wrote:
@Moose wrote:
could fit a pony keg pretty good...
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OK then... Offroading pony keg stands!

...now where's he gonna put his gas tank?!?  Laughing 


could make it a pedal power?
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:01 pm

Welded the tank brackets in. The straps will be bolted solid at the top with the adjusters at the bottom.


Tank is a real snug fit with the brackets welded in, but it fits. I dented in the right upper tube a little on the under side so I could tip the tank in easier. I also "adjusted" the left side of the tank. It's not really noticable. The circle drawn on is about where I'll put the filler neck and cap.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:13 pm

you should put some bolt on bars over top of it so itll help keep it in and able to remove so you can take the tank out.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:37 pm

Steel tank straps will be bolted over the tank to hold it down.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:02 pm

o ok, must of missed it
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:11 pm

reminds me of the LP setups on the forklifts at work
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:24 pm

that thing should be awesome
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:16 pm

Thanks, hopefully I'll get some work done this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:13 pm

Got the engine running. Doesn't smoke. Needs a little adjusting, but it runs.


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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:21 pm

hell yea! cheers looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:35 pm

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:35 pm

if that weren't the gas tank sitting in the basket, them tube poining out the back would be a perfect exhaust exit
Dunno if I'd be comfortable running it through there with the gas tank sitting against it

'Course ya know, I'm gonna call it the "Pinto"  Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:18 pm

Yeah, I was thinking of possibly dumping the exhaust out back there too. I suppose, although probably unlikely, it could be a problem with a leak and perfect conditions. I think I might have it exit through a hole in the frame on the left side near the back of the running board but I'm not sure. It's going to be a tight fit with the dash and your legs on both sides of the frame. Not only that, but I want to stay away from the starter with the pipe so I can replace it if nessesary without removing the exhaust. Also, I'm still on the fence about using an alternator or not. If I do, it would have to go between the engine and the steering column. Still more work to do on other stuff though before we worry about it too much.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:35 pm

When the exhaust goes that far, it'll probably be cool enough not to be a danger. Stretch's exhaust goes all the way out the back and even after a hard romp, the back end of it is cool to the touch.

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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:31 pm

Welded in the pick up tube, vent tube, and filler neck from a 1990 or so buick century. I'm going to coat the inside with gas tank sealer to prevent rust. Maybe I should have cut the flange off of the filler neck, but I thought it would look or once It's painted. I guess we'll see.


Fairly small alternator from the same buick. This is about where it would go.


I need to put a v-belt pulley on the alternator. The pulley will sit out over the frame just a little, but I can put a guard to keep your foot from getting worn off.


Commandeered some headlights from a 60's plow jeep (Our own plow jeep). They look like sealed beams. Don't know if they work, didn't try them yet. If they are burned out, I'll have to see what it costs to get the sealed beams. It might be just as cheap to just buy some of the lights like I used on my simplicity. These lights are a little bigger. I would probably use these two in the middle, with two smaller ones on the outside of those. I guess I might as well put the alternator on. It's not really that heavy compared to everything else, and then I can use as many lights as I want without worrying.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:10 pm

Lookin great so-far. I like the alternator!  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:47 pm

Thanks. I made the battery hold down, coated the inside of the gas tank with sealer, and tested those headlights. Turns out the headlights work, so that will save a couple bucks at least. Too bad the lenses are a little different, someone must have replaced one at some point.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:38 pm

This thing is SICK in an ALL Business sorta way. Love the attention to detail and the thought evident behind your mods.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:42 pm

Thanks, I used a couple pieces of the original gas tank bracket from the engine for the battery hold down. Came out pretty good. Now I need to find a slotted bracket to hold the alternator so I can adjust the belt for it. I don't have a good way to cut slots in steel. I'm not sure it would come out too good with the torch.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:54 pm

find an old chevy alternator bracket. I think I have a few here if ya cant find one
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:28 pm

Well thanks, I'll keep it in mind. But the other day I was thinking, the bottom wider bracket/bolt hole is mostly what holds the alternator straight. What if I just used an eyelet welded on the end of a threaded rod for adjustment instead of a slotted piece of metal. Sort of like what some of you guys make for clutch adjusters. (See nifty drawing below). What do you guys think? Either way, we have a couple junk cars here and there that I might be able to get something off of. I didn't look too hard yet. Also, the excess gas tank sealer was still slowly dripping out of the tank as of this morning (it's got a few years on it). Should be good by this weekend.

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