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PostSubject: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:32 pm

Alright as some of you know about my best mower that I built before I joined the forum, my Murray select mower that I use for trail riding, goin fast, muddin and pretty much everything. Well the old 14.5hp OHV that I have already swapped on blew up a few days ago it was ported and polished, it has a 6spd manual and a 3in pulley on the rear, did have 22in atv tires that are currently off buy will be goin back on unless I make some new ones, tonight I started the motor swap to an 16hp briggs opposed twin, gonna build exhaust and am pretty much building the mower up better than ever.


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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:00 pm

awsome! you sure have a full plate of projects...

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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 8:25 am

Yeah I'm just getting it going again so I can go riding again, but yes I do hàve alot of projects lol
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 8:32 am

Bring er back. Long live the murray. Its almost like murray where made to offroad there tuff as far as plain lawnmowers go.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 8:35 am

Yeah I've always preferred Murray's just because really there frames and body style
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 8:56 am

alot of rompers like the murray's. ive never really used one. honestly, ive never really cared for murrays, just because i look at things from a buisness standpoint. would never run a murray in my landscaping company.. lol

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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 9:50 am

Yeah I prefer older mowers but I take shaft I can get and my first mower was Murray so I'm partial to em I grew up on one
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 11:10 am

Murray's seem like any other 90's mower. One thing is that I haven't heard of them is having front axle issues. You can make any mower good with good tires, strong rear, posi, and a healthy engine and steering.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 11:15 am

The front axles are sortof weak and are stamped that's why I put a cast iron one in.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 11:22 am

Old axles are very brittle and don't hold up to sgock loads. I've heard of a few cases of them breaking, Stretch could tell you about cracking one.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 12:40 pm

The fram is what i like the most. Dont like the pan style. I like the old mowers but down here in alabama everbody loves em to. So thay an arm and a leg to by. Ask people if thay wont to get rid of the old mower with the 12ft tree growin up through the fram. Na i wont to fix it up someday. So wam theres a murray fur free
Or cheap at least. Out of the mowers of the time period. Murrays on top in my book.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 9:30 pm

Got it runnin!  cheers 
Just had to put an 17hp carb on there, and the 1974 18hp coil on there and she ran.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 10:16 pm

"and it didn't cost me a dime" lol man you did the same thing i did! swap out a 14.5 for a 16 hp opposed! yeah mine needs a coil, but it works for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 10:51 pm

Haha that's funny, except it had a 12.5 flatty on it before
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Thu May 01, 2014 11:05 pm

mine had a 12.5 too.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Fri May 02, 2014 8:19 am

Haha bet ur 16jp oppy don't have an original coil off of a 1974 Murray with an 18hp oppy lol
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Fri May 02, 2014 10:14 am

yeah. it was from a 94. i don't think that the twin came along until 77, so how could you use a 74 coil?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Fri May 02, 2014 10:23 am

It came off my 1974 Murray
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Fri May 02, 2014 10:33 am

So I'm guessin you dont need that carb or starter anymore lol
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Fri May 02, 2014 10:34 am

No I do lol I had to steal parts off my other mower so I can't build that one till I get those parts lol and I'm using a pull start
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Fri May 02, 2014 10:37 am

10/4 if you ever need em I'm not using em, both my Briggs oppys have bad rings and I'm too lazy to rebuild em when I have higher hp Kohler twins
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Fri May 02, 2014 2:10 pm

Alright thanks man
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Sat May 03, 2014 3:23 pm



Like I said I needed a carb so...

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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Sat May 03, 2014 3:24 pm

I'm gonna hopefully get it goin later but it's rainin as always
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PostSubject: Re: Murray select mud/racing mower resurrection    Wed May 28, 2014 9:48 pm

Alright so finally today I got it running and driving!
I ditched the oppy plan cause it kept messing up, so I built a 14.5 out of spare parts laying around, and it runs and drives! I swapped the bigger head on it that is ported and polished.



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