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PostSubject: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:23 am

Cool I got this craftsman in trade for repairing a costomer's mower. it had a 14hp briggs and a 5 speed spicer. now it has a 18 hp opposed twin, and I'm working on the pulleys. it will have a 5 1/2" engine and a 6 1/2" on the axle.the stock belt should work with this setup. I plan to get a rear mount gas tank off a buddy of mine for it, so I can run the oppy a little longer than 5 minuts. (i'm being sacastic) I used the deck engage lever as my brake. also 22x11x8 tires i the near future. if anyone has suggestions please tell me!





And I put a tach on the murray, and I think it is pretty accurite. on 4 cil mode it says my lifted murray is turning 1,000 at idle and 3250 at full throttle. I hooked it up to the kill wire from the engine, and it doesn't kill it. my little murray tops out at 5500 " />


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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:20 pm

I also need to extend the hood mounts, the oppy is too tall.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:24 am

Ok so I have a 5.5" engine pulley and a 4" rear and the tranny is 9:1 raitio, so I will do 30. I am about to test it as we speek.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:24 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
I plan to get a rear mount gas tank off a buddy of mine for it, so I can run the oppy a little longer than 5 minuts. (i'm being sacastic)

you just need to put a ball valve in your intake, that will save fuel..

(idk if you follow MMM on facebook, but there was a kid that wanted the power of an opposed, but hated the fuel consumption, so he destroyed an intake and put in a ball valve, so he could "kill" the cylinder, and reduce fuel.. we all joke about it")
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:39 pm

@willis923 wrote:
@1997 Murray wrote:
 I plan to get a rear mount gas tank off a buddy of mine for it, so I can run the oppy a little longer than 5 minuts. (i'm being sacastic)

you just need to put a ball valve in your intake, that will save fuel..

(idk if you follow MMM on facebook, but there was a kid that wanted the power of an opposed, but hated the fuel consumption, so he destroyed an intake and put in a ball valve, so he could "kill" the cylinder, and reduce fuel.. we all joke about it")

haha! finally found someone with a good idea! lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:55 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
@willis923 wrote:
@1997 Murray wrote:
 I plan to get a rear mount gas tank off a buddy of mine for it, so I can run the oppy a little longer than 5 minuts. (i'm being sacastic)

you just need to put a ball valve in your intake, that will save fuel..

(idk if you follow MMM on facebook, but there was a kid that wanted the power of an opposed, but hated the fuel consumption, so he destroyed an intake and put in a ball valve, so he could "kill" the cylinder, and reduce fuel.. we all joke about it")

haha! finally found someone with a good idea! lol.

Just push it everywhere.

You'll have a 100% savings on gasoline!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:37 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
@willis923 wrote:
@1997 Murray wrote:
 I plan to get a rear mount gas tank off a buddy of mine for it, so I can run the oppy a little longer than 5 minuts. (i'm being sacastic)

you just need to put a ball valve in your intake, that will save fuel..

(idk if you follow MMM on facebook, but there was a kid that wanted the power of an opposed, but hated the fuel consumption, so he destroyed an intake and put in a ball valve, so he could "kill" the cylinder, and reduce fuel.. we all joke about it")

haha! finally found someone with a good idea! lol.

good idea? far from it! if you dont want the fuel comsumption, get a single! he claimed it worked, but we saw no running footage of it, so i highly doubt it, not without some serious re-jetting. dont do it, i was joking.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:55 pm

yeah i know, i don'd care about fuel now, as the pulleys and clutch need work because the belt falls off every 5 seconds.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:01 pm



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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:02 pm

a vid of the mods done thus far, and what to do next.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:05 pm

It needs a cool set of bumpers i think... Oh and dual straight pipes. Definately needs those.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:10 pm

Like these?

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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:54 am

So I have decided that this will be the 4x4. I will take out the spicer and give it a peerless 920 in the back and the aws tranny in the front. the front tires can turn 35% and the aws only 20%, so that may be a problem. plans for the drive is a double pulley on the rear and run the stock belt to it as the clutch, and the bottom will run the front and just have a tentioner to keep the belt tight. pics to come soon.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:22 am

the mower:



the tranny and gas tank:



and the front axle:



as you can tell, I fixed my camera so the pics arn't dark
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:36 pm

well the tranny is out and getting reddy to go in the murray, and this is getting prepared for the was tranny.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:16 pm

I need some pics on what to do with a craftsman. I decided not to do 4x4, and I have a mst 206 and a peerless 2300A 4 speed that i could use. what should I do with it? make a utility thing or something else?
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:07 pm

I would make this into a utility, and rebuild the aws tractor, and make that into an awesome off roader it should work good as your rear tires can move and get better traction
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:10 am

ok so I am going to speed up the tractor like the mowercycle gang did on their 930. and here is a paint picture I am working on:



it will have duro mud and sand 22x11x8s on it.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:46 am

sped up the transaxle!





used the 4th gear cluster
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:58 am

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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:12 pm

I personally would ditch that hood, mine is pretty much junk, and it started good. Won't take much abuse...
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:13 am

The gators at work have those and they are always getting flats. I would go with a bearclaw lol
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:58 am

Those are a good all purpose tire.
I've had a pair of them on my old suzuki atv.
What size do you plan on running.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail machine- 1993 Craftsman II   Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:26 pm

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