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PostSubject: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:24 pm

Hey guys here is my progress lately with my tractor new here on the forum, been running this mower for 3 years now on my 2nd mst 206 trans never broke the diff(heated and welded good) just wore out the bushings after 2 years and boomb.. i use to have a 12hp tecumseh ohv with a custom jbweld intake port work done by my buddy vinsanity (its an animal), now running a 19hp 31cube briggs ohv single stock with a 33cube intake manifold, 28cube quiet series engine cover, i am running a flywheel with the big magnets and a single wire stator with the 2 wire v regulator(this setup is made for a electric pto mower so it can run some rad lights) 19hp nikki carb got a walbro to mess with 2 but the nikki is working great! i now have 20-10-8 rear tires off a john deer rider and 4.8x8 tiller tires up front, also have 16x6.5-8 carlisle x-tracks on rims.I had it up to 36 mph yesterday after i got out of work on a 2-1 drive ratio (7" pully on engine 3.5" on trans)not nearly topped out.. after about 3.5 miles trans was really hot of course, i was thinking of using a shrouded fan pully i have from a hydro to try and help.. the hood is curently just stuck on need to make brackets and moddify my dash..im running a braided throtel cable with this nifty end that fits perfectly into the throtel shaft will post pics! it works flawlessly. everything on my tractor has been parts from 3 or more diff tractors to make cost as cheap as possible and keep it a tractor!!! soon to install a 2.8 gallon gas tank out of a troy built rider i got!

Hacking my old fenders up got a fender off a older craftsman that was getting scrapped at my job there were 2 so i got 2 sets of floor boards and hacked them up to my liking to fit also making front mud gaurds next,did this all with a crappy flux core welder, modded the sifter handle lowered the seat and fenders about an inch or more the engine is mounted farther up on the frame to clear the clutch with the 7" pully relocated stock spring for more tension, The muffler I got is off a kholer twin it was a side pipe looked sweet but I wanted to go compact so I installed it in the stock location goin to runn it out the back with something to quiet her up.








I drove my tractor to work in a snow storm i live 1/2 mile away;p



the new hood i got not installed just sitting on there ordering some 7-4" fog lights off ebay to fit the stock light location

doing a brake mod these are off old craftsman gt (mabe 300 series)manual rears there 1" inner i got a spacer down to 3/4"

More updates to come!


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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:58 pm

Yo dude that thing is bad to the bone. You should run an opposed twin though.
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:02 pm

holy brake rotors batman! i'd replace them. youre just gonna chew the living b'jesus out of your pads if you run them
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:05 pm

Eh, they look much worse than they are. After a little sanding they should look good as new, ish lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:26 am

Yea these rotors need some tlc before I install them
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:17 am

Not too bad (the rotors)... chuck em up in a drill, and run some oily sand paper over them. I have knives that have been lying out for years unfinished that I need to do rust removal on too LOL

Good luck on the build, and keep us posted
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:16 pm

Yupp either gona sand them or mabe stick then in some muriatic acid it eats rust right off lol idk might be to much lol gona post some videos tonight after work!
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:59 pm

actually, salty vinegar removes most of it with a wipe... Let it sit in the salt and vinegar for about 20 minutes, then take a green scotchbrite pad to it... wash and rinse in water... Leaves a dull grey finish.
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:34 pm

Thanks for the tip I'm gona try that
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:24 pm

With those Snow-Hog tires on the front in picture #5 it looked like a pure Mowron style rally mower (sorta).  Looks awesome dude.  Nice mower!


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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:57 pm

Damn sweet rig dude! I like the mashup of different parts. Ive seen a brake just like that on a simplicity. Wondering if its good for speed  Question 
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:49 pm

i like it! Always good to try to save moolah
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:51 pm

Lawren Wimberly wrote:
actually, salty vinegar removes most of it with a wipe... Let it sit in the salt and vinegar for about 20 minutes, then take a green scotchbrite pad to it... wash and rinse in water... Leaves a dull grey finish.

Thankyou Lawren, I'm gonna try that Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:10 pm

You're welcome.. It's an old blacksmith trick to remove scale from the forge too.
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:00 pm

Thanks guys I been putting more wrench time into her lately. New update just was out after work I used google tracking on my phone and clocked myself at 45.5 mph with a small hill to help lol it was awsome wish I could have had someone video it! Got a little hairy when the unbalanced tires started to shake a little around 35
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:07 pm

here is some pics of my pedal set up and linkage with a little cast elbow on the carb works awsome return spring and the braided cable works great if u route it right the pedal was a tensioner off my old rer   Razz 





so i went out and did some wheeling today with my buddy

got a little stuck soon to upgrade rear tires!



then when we got out on the road i noticed this and my front end was already bent and got worse lol got a good box im gona reinforce and put in.. theres also a 2inch or more thick castiron front end at my job laying around i might do sumthin with  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil going to make my own rear trans bracket outa some thick steel.


so i got a smoking deal on all these tires brand new  Very Happy cheers so whitch ones you think i should run got berring rims for all but they are on 3/4 snow blower rims lol just rather not have to pull and grease so theres the 4.8x8 craftsman snows, the carlisle x-tracks 16x6.5-8, or the tillers 4.8x8 i been running for a few weeks they dont work well on pavement lol


going to be my fuel supply a 2.8 gallon tank out back and a 2 gallon under hood
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:23 pm

I think it would look really awesome if you did the snowblower tires from the first tire picture on the right, and put them with bearclaws on the back.  Those snowblower tires look sorta like mini bearclaws.
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:28 pm

I like the craftsman snow tires a lot. I like a skinny front tire because seance it's 2wd you want the least amount of rolling resistance. They don't float on top of terrains too. Nice romp!
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:40 pm

I got the for the front there too small for the rear.. I like the craftsman ones a lot 2 I just don't know how they will hold lol there a lot taller than a nornal tire in that size as u can see
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:58 pm

I vote craftsmans skinny snow tires
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:18 am

if you dont use the skinny craftsman ones, send em my way Razz
those should work good for you tho man
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:48 am

Yea I'm thinking craftsman as long as I stay off the road lol they will wear fast.. I have a 1.5-1 over drive right now bit its still to fast for the woods I'm gona get a 1-1 and have my 2-1 has a high range ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:00 pm

scored some sweet new tires titan turf tamers at 20x11-8 and some poulan pro rims i mounted them on.. tires were sitting around for years in this machine at my job all flat threw some tubes in them good to go Laughing i should have the craftsman front tires on this weekend for a romp at my buddys

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PostSubject: Re: My Craftsman tractor + the build    Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:30 pm

Bomb!
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