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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:35 pm

Just took it around the block.

Engine doesn't seem to run right though.
So need to look into it, but it seemed to work ok.

I did swap the cast iron axle in, which dropped the front an inch.
I have 11 inches of clearance at center of front axle.

Over all height is 30 inches.

For comparison my sears has 12 inches clearance nut sits 39 inches tall.

Hopefully that keeps it more stable
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:17 pm



Redid the exhuast, I "cobbled" it first time.




Cut the hood to clear




Also changed plugs air filter, cleaned carb and deleted the fuel cut off solinoid




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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:32 pm

Nice! What is that steering wheel from? Looks good on there
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:34 pm

It's off a sears custom
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:45 pm





Heading.out for the first test run tomorrow.

Switched to a blue Kevlar lined belt and it made 100% differance on clutch operation.
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:17 pm

Good luck! Does the brake light work on the Sears?
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:27 pm

Yes it does
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:34 pm

Nice! Could you show us some pics of the foot throttle pedal?
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:09 pm

I will probably be redesigning it. But I'll get some
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:21 pm

Creepycrawler Redid his clutch, as did on with my sears, and this one needed a test. So we did a short romp today. Had a buddy ride my sears to test it.
Vtwin still not running up.to snuff and creepycrawler and the craftsman both had belt slippage issues we need to address but the craftsman seems to work as hoped.
https://youtu.be/JIlqASq7U3Q
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:02 am


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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:24 am

Built a new gas pedal.









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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:57 am


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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:06 pm

Nice diamond plate. I'm still thinking of ideas for mine, thiking some bent rod with a piece of rubber fuel hose for your foot.
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:40 pm



My duaghter getting her hands dirty
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:49 am






This is why you don't use plastic pullies.

I had forgot I set the clutch up with an old plastic pulley I had laying around. Didn't take long to chew though it
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:21 pm



The bad pulley.





Moved tge seat two inches forward so my duaghter could better reach the pedals.
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:32 pm

When you break the shift fork a few miles from camp, you do what ya gotta do.


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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sun May 01, 2016 5:42 pm

On our last trip out with this tractor the transaxle got stuck in reverse. We assume assumed the shift Fork was to blame.

Got it taken apart today and sure enough the fork hsd come off of the shifting sleeve.

There was nothing bent butt we did find that the brass bushing on the shaft was completely worn out and assume that it is to blame.

Will have to get a new bushing tomorrow. We also felt this to prevent it from coming apart again.







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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Mon May 02, 2016 10:28 pm

Some more from creepycrawlers garage.

4 grease zeros and shift bolt mod







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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Fri May 06, 2016 10:14 am

The things that happen when creepycrawler gets ahold of your tractor

Seat lowering...


Before...


After...

Still needs finished up but should be done today
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Fri May 06, 2016 12:30 pm

cool. I had to lower a seat cause I kept rolling over on trails.
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Fri May 06, 2016 9:29 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sun May 08, 2016 8:57 pm

All that axle work and snapped the shaft yesterday.

Time to toss it and find an 820
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Sun May 08, 2016 11:23 pm

Digging the low looking stance, kinda want a steering wheel like that, what is it?
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PostSubject: Re: Another craftsman II build   Mon May 09, 2016 12:35 am

offroadohio wrote:
All that axle work and snapped the shaft yesterday.

Time to toss it and find an 820

haha yeah i thought these transaxle would be stronger... until i broke my second one lol, now i have a roper 633, i hope this one is not going to break. nice work on that build
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