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 Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:49 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
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Rookin good Reel.

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I stand corrected, thanks Doug!

Me and RCG talked a bit about it, I guess from what he told me the knuckles are integrated into the case BUT are held on with 4 bolts near the bullgear or something so could still be rotated.



I wonder if the gearing matches up with a regular transaxle?
Yeah! That's what I was trying to say, I figured the housings could be rotated 90 degrees to achieve proper steering.

Yeah I totally missed that. I had just assumed they were cast into the case. But when I assume, i make an ASS out of U or ME hehehe
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:56 pm

I would like to ask everyone to please get back to the core of the build at hand. For now the only goal is a 2wd 3 speed with solid mount rear. To pull off anything more before the 30th would be total insanity...
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:02 pm

Sorry for the thread jack, hehe.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:34 pm

Looks great man! I am really enjoying the ingenuity of this project. Looking forward to your next update.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:38 pm

Looks cool on its four feet. Be sure you don't blow the FNR with that opposed twin man! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:41 pm

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Looks cool on its four feet. Be sure you don't blow the FNR with that opposed twin man! Very Happy

Its the most beat and Junky one I have. It have another in way better condition but figured find the week points on a junk one first.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:44 pm

Yeah, maybe it might turn out to be stronger in that orientation. Who knows:)
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:41 pm

I think it would be stronger because you really don't have the belt wanting to pull it to the side now. I think the next weak link will be the shaft itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:00 pm

Im willing to bed the input pinion strips too.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:19 pm

Yeah or the splines might strip. MMM has entered unknown FNR territory lol (well, apart from his predator power wheels)
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:17 pm




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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:10 pm

Mmm dat driveshaft. Looks great!

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:04 am

Nice! Is it finished yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:27 pm

Gotta use a internal gear swapped 820 as your transfer case! That'll give you some better speed
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:59 pm

Probably be the best way to do it, unless you can modify the FNR to be closer to 1:1 final since thats what kills the speed.

Looks good Neil! Gave you an F.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:23 pm

Shows promise. Got to take baby steps first.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:18 pm

Nice! It certainly is very unique Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:26 pm

Looking good! Will definitely follow after the contest to see how it goes!

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:40 am

So the Goal after the build off will be to find a 4 inch trans pulley and relocate the clutch back 2 inches to allow a 7 to 8ish engine pulley. I might start with a 6 inch Engine and 4 inch trans first to cut down on the fab work needed to start.

Upgrading to 22 inch tires from the 18 on it now will help as well. Doc sprocket and I have talked out an idea for a solid axle FNR build that will let me run normal 3/4 axle rims.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:53 pm

Man- you pulled that out in short order. Way to go! Love the unique driveline. Later on? 4x4, and *POOF* Rockcrawling domination!

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Mud Mower's "Not the Norm" [2016 Build-Off Finalist]    Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:41 pm

love the concept, definately different, gotta get them pullies swapped, GOOD LUCK!
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