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PostSubject: mods & tips    Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:45 pm

post mods & tips that you have used and know work. post a discription and pics, if you can. some ideas are brake upgrades, engine tips, tranny tips, belt & chain tips, and whatever else you come up with. 
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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:48 pm

Cutting the original mtd pulley in half off and a TSC pulley with the right DIA will snugly fit on top. Just weld it top and bottom to the shaft. Note that you DO need a small spacer on tip of the shaft now due to the pulley being up higher. Belt tracton is drastically increased.


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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:33 pm

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PostSubject: mods & tips   Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:51 am

here is an easy way to get rid of those stupid carb silinoids! go find a push mower carb and take the bolt out of the bottom of the carb:



now you have to grind it down about 1/4", get the best gasket you have, take the silinoid out of your carb, and put this one in. this is what you would thake out:



this helps clear up your wiring and engine bay. you can also just cut the plunger off of the end of it if you want.
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PostSubject: mods & tips   Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:58 am

I circled the end of the plunger that i cut off

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PostSubject: mods & tips   Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:01 am

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Cutting the original mtd pulley in half off and a TSC pulley with the right DIA will snugly fit on top. Just weld it top and bottom to the shaft. Note that you DO need a small spacer on tip of the shaft now due to the pulley being up higher. Belt tracton is drastically increased.



good idea! my murray definetly needs a better front pulley, no matter how tight the belt is, it still slips....
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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:20 am

I took the pulley off and manually took the belt and put it in the "V" pocket. It didn't hug the belt on the sides, just on the inside flat part.
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PostSubject: mods & tips   Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:22 am

I know, that is the problem...........
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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:36 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
I took the pulley off and manually took the belt and put it in the "V" pocket. It didn't hug the belt on the sides, just on the inside flat part.

5/8" belt ring a ding dong  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:37 pm


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PostSubject: mods & tips   Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:00 pm

thanks for the responses' guys!
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PostSubject: mods & tips   Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:02 am

if you do a pulley swap and you can't get the right belt, or you are to cheap to buy a new one, just use idier pulleys to put tension on the belt



I did this to my brother's white (MTD) yesterday to, got to post how I did that too.
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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:02 pm

when placing a double pulley clutch, try to get the flat pulley as close as possible to the trans pulley... more wrap around the pulley means less slippage. Be sure to place the clutch on the slack side of the belt.
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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:04 pm

to get some more speed without buying new pulleys or if you can't weld a pulley where the stock one is, get a long pulley bolt (craftsmans have them), a mtd stack pulley, and a 3/4" spacer that fits on the engine shaft. just take the stock pulley off and put on the mtd pulley upsied down with your spacer on top.next you put in the key the key should be halfway out of what used to be the bottom of the pulley. once that is in, you can tighten up the bolt and make sure that there is no binding or scraping. now it is time for the math. for every inch bigger you make the pulley, the belt needs to be three inches longer. if you are doing this to a varidrive you want to go four inches if you want it to stop.

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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Wed May 14, 2014 1:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: mods & tips    Wed May 14, 2014 1:47 pm

@Thunderdivine wrote:
@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
I took the pulley off and manually took the belt and put it in the "V" pocket. It didn't hug the belt on the sides, just on the inside flat part.

5/8" belt ring a ding dong  Very Happy 

I was using a 5/8 belt!
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