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PostSubject: My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin   My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin Icon_minitimeThu Dec 09, 2010 3:37 pm

Hey guys I'm new to the site I have a craftsman gt3000 with 23 hp kohler v-twin. I have a front suspension from a 300ex sport bike with spindles,hubs, brakes, and shocks for my front end I'm also planning on a 6 motor pulley and a 5 in trans pulley . Along with separate brake and clutch with a gas pedal. I'll have pics soon as of right now it has 25 in dirt devil rear tires they look like mudlites. Help me out with ideas
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i dont know what it is but the pictures in the link are small, try posting them in the body of the message
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welcome to the forum. looks like you got a lot of plans for that beast
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PostSubject: Re: My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin   My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin Icon_minitimeThu Dec 09, 2010 9:13 pm

Ya I've done some measuring and I think it should all work but I'm having trouble right now it's not getting fuel to the carb do the fuel pumps on those kohlers go out often
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welcome to the forum
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i am anxious to see that front end go together
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Trapshtr3792: Depends - id try rebuilding it first ( if its a vacuum type) - sometimes the rubber detiriorates inside. Other then that id look for a small cheep electric fuel pump.
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Thanks everyone I'm very happy to be apart of this forum. I really appreciate any comments or ideas to help me out. I'll keep u all posted
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PostSubject: Re: My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin   My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin Icon_minitimeFri Dec 10, 2010 2:17 pm

Someone else did a similar setup- they used the front swing arms from an atv on thier tractor :

http://www.atltf.com/project-builds-f4/atv-lawn-tractor-hybrid-t112.htm

I have pics somewhere of a custom built atv type tractor - they custom built a chassis - A arm front and swing arm rear - with a toro or huffy body on it . Looked sharp.

Instead of a trans, id look for either a 700 peerless ( has the lower input and side sprocket) - or a right angle gear box ( youll need a go kart clutch) - so you can run a 1" straight axle .
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That is one sweet machine to use, cream of the crop really. Cant wait to see the front suspension plans work out Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin   My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin Icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2010 1:40 pm

I finally got around to figuring out my fuel problem I think the solenoid on my carb is stuck closed so I'm gonna pick Another one up this week and give it a try has anyone ever had this problem
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PostSubject: Re: My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin   My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin Icon_minitimeSun Jan 16, 2011 12:56 pm

you can take out the fuel solenoid and replace it with a bolt or you can cut the plunger that stops fuel.

Note: alot of people say replace it with a bolt but that wont work on all engines. it didnt on my 18.5 hp v twin
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