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 Craftsman 2 (YT16) romper "Basic B#$ch" build attempt

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PostSubject: Craftsman 2 (YT16) romper "Basic B#$ch" build attempt   Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:07 am

I am pretty sure that I posted this once already but it is not showing up anywhere. I dont know if moderators have to approve it first or what the deal is but I am retrying it.

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I have a Craftsman 2 YT16 body "cube" tractor that I am attempting to make into a beater/romper/mess around tractor. The original 16hp oppie was traded out of it a while ago and it has a 5 speed Foote tranny that i am going to pulley swap by cutting the original pulley to a small circle then bolting a Murray deck spindle pulley on top of that. Its going to be running that and a original engine pulley so nothing to crazy.
I am working on making a separate brake pedal and gas pedal and either doing the MTD12hpTurbo style left hand shifter or making the deck height lever the shifter. I might eventually get some used tires for the back but till then I will to use the original Turf Savers. The steering is staying original and not being changed in any way and there is no electrical system (as of now anyway that might change eventually). I hope to use a 8 hp pull start flat head or a 12 hp pull start flat head, either ungoverened on it. also keeping the stock clutch

so in short, I have stripped down a stock tractor, will be adding a brake pedal, gas pedal, different shifter, slightly pulley swapping and running an ungoverened engine.
as the name implies, it will be a very basic project. i dont want to put in a lot of money into this thing. I'll only be on farm land with some very shallow water crossing and/or mud and i know how tough a craftsman is so i shouldnt need anything extravagant.

wish me luck! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman 2 (YT16) romper "Basic B#$ch" build attempt   Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:58 am

Sounds cool man, can't wait to see some pictures!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman 2 (YT16) romper "Basic B#$ch" build attempt   Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:06 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Sounds cool man, can't wait to see some pictures!

thanks! I'll try to get some pics once i get a little farther along with it to show what i did then once i am finished but dont hold me to it lol
im liable to just abandon this but idk yet, ive got a great frame to work with. all it needs is the engine really in order to be usable but engines are always my downfall
i always get one that needs a coil that i dont have or a carb that just wont work. tis why i hate Briggs and Stratton lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman 2 (YT16) romper "Basic B#$ch" build attempt   Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:51 pm

pictures of what I have so far. not much lol



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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman 2 (YT16) romper "Basic B#$ch" build attempt   Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:56 am

got my pulley cut off and I'm ready to bolt on my other pulley. I am doing it this way because i figured it would be easier than trying to pull the original off and buying a new one to put on there. so once i get it bolted on all i will have to do is put my transmission back in and work on making a side shifter then i can put it together and work on the engine. I am putting the 12hp pull start on there instead of the 8 because i think i will have less trouble with the 12. i'm going to mount it backwards so it will be easier to put on a side exhaust too


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman 2 (YT16) romper "Basic B#$ch" build attempt   Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:21 pm

Looking good! Anymore progress?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman 2 (YT16) romper "Basic B#$ch" build attempt   Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:08 pm

@MatthewD wrote:
Looking good! Anymore progress?

yea i got it put back together all i need to do is TRY to get the engine running. i got that 12 hp on there now and wire up the kill switch and get a belt for it and belt guides
and fix the back tires
nothing major but bleh lol
aggravating really
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