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PostSubject: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:11 pm

I picked up a couple craftsman mowers this past summer for free.  Both were incomplete and needed some tlc. One needs way less than the other so I decided to start with it.
This is the other one that will be started later.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:24 pm

This is how it currently looks. 16.5 hp briggs ohv and 25" knobbies all free.

I've locked and pulley swapped the transaxle already.

Machined hubs for 3 wheeler rims.

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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:40 pm

Nice! I love getting stuff for free, especially stuff that looks as good as that. The tires look brand new. you will not regret locking the transaxle, you will never go back to unlocked. it looks like that other craftsman you have is made by murray, if you are looking for parts for it look at murray garden tractors for parts, if you cant find craftsman labeled parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:39 pm

Those atc tires look great on there! Nice score(s)!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:13 pm

It is manufactured by Murray. Its a 1977 ST10. The only problem with the tires is the size, I don't think the transaxle will live long since its only a foote. I'm hoping it only will only break the spiders and then I can machine a newer locker and one piece axle.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:09 pm

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It is manufactured by Murray. Its a 1977 ST10. The only problem with the tires is the size, I don't think the transaxle will live long since its only a foote. I'm hoping it only will only break the spiders and then I can machine a newer locker and one piece axle.

you could make a new axle BEFORE it breaks. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:26 am

I still might. It's going to take a awhile to machine the locker so I will probably wait until everything else is done.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:34 pm

Well I had to spend money on this today for a front pulley and a belt. My front pulley is 4.5" and the rear is 5".  I also started making a mini flowmaster muffler last night at work.  I took a piece of 4" exhaust  pipe and formed it into a oval.

Made some templates out of a old shop light.

Took it home and made thicker pieces out of a mtd frame and burned it in.

I still have one end cap to do and to decide where I want to mount it. I was thinking the stock location or under the footboard.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:52 pm

under the footboard is the best place. sidepipes never suck.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:54 pm

That's where I was leaning toward.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:24 pm

I got the exhaust done today.


Just have to cut off the excess tailpipe.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:40 pm

Nice muffler. I need to make one like that to replace my megaphone exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:23 pm

It doesn't sound any different having a chambered muffler.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:49 am

Well I took it out for its first test run around the yard yesterday. It went well except the hood doesn't stay on and the back tire through dog poop all over my pants. I need to get the foot throttle installed next.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:44 pm

Nice looking muffler. I make my own too. My design is on my channel. It's a 3 chamber muffler. Doesn't quiet anything down, it changes the tone to a lower bass sound, hi flow too. Even made a set for my Jeep.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:12 pm

Thanks I will have to check yours out.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:40 pm

I got back to work on this.  I got the 18" tires on the front, gas pedal installed, seperate choke and front bumper done.


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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:07 pm

I think the links of your images must be messed up. I cant view them
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:38 pm

that's one sick build man, I love the look of those tires, now how did you hook your throttle cable up can you post pics of that
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:54 pm

I'm liking thst bumper
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:40 pm

kawasaki220 wrote:
that's one sick build man, I love the look of those tires, now how did you hook your throttle cable up can you post pics of that
Which end do want to see?
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:59 pm

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I'm liking thst bumper
Thanks, I'm thinking about adding runners from the main hoop down to the end of the bumper.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:09 pm

Just read through it, and this mower looks pretty good! Love the way your bumper looks. Craftsmans are one of the easier mowers to work on and modify. Looks pretty presentable as is! Cant wait to see it later on when its done!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Craftsman II Build   Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:26 pm



Made a few laps before work today and have a few issues to resolve. I need to add a return spring to the gas pedal and get a catch can.
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