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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:49 am

eather one would be col beter ask moreabout wich would be better for your app
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:36 pm

Well, I did get Red out on this beautiful 81 degree day here in the OKC area.  I fixed the brake.  It appears the stripped out bolt that was not allowing the brake to fully engage was a metric.  I didn't look it up.  I did find an SAE bolt that was literally a "hair" larger that I was able to screw into the shaft successfully and tightly.  I didn't mash the brakes, but I can bring it to a quick stop from full speed "on pavement" which makes me very happy.



And yes, did a little Christmas decorating.  :-)


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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:22 pm

No much to post about Li'l Red, but it has been on poop sweeping duty this Fall and now Winter. I am hoping to have a new Update soon.


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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:53 am

I like that hood! looks way better that the stock ones
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:11 am

I agree 100%.

But should I ever get the tractor it belongs too, I may have to move it back. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:07 pm

She looks good mighty! Ever gonna get some decent fronts?
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:40 pm

Someday... Yeah those trailer tires do ok, but would like to look a little more aggressive.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:50 pm

But at least there free ,....


Thats why i have golf cart slicks on mine right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:48 pm

They are the fronts I purchased for my 77 Suburban Hydro "Thor".  He's currently dead.  Stupid Onan. A nice Kohler Mangnum would look good there.  If i could find one.  Smile

a few years ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:24 pm

Looks like a nice tractor, too bad its a hydro though , I'm not to fond of hydros


On a different note, did you find a right angle gear box for your other Murray? I have one from my toro that had a 2300 on but it had a horizontal engine and the gear box took a shaft from the engine and ran a belt to the tranny. Pretty interesting setup
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:28 pm

Old garden tractor hydros are actually not too bad. Good for torque and you can usually service them.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:29 pm

I have a hydro rear from a john Deere 140, I want to sell it cause I just don't like the slow speed and whine .
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:36 pm

No I did not, not one cheap enough.  I'll just go with the belt twist.  

The hydro is not too slow.  It does a good 5-6 like most garden tractors.  Rear end on this thing is huge.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:38 pm

Are they that pricey? I would think a belt twist would wear a belt out quickly. I have two that I have no use for lol
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:49 pm

The twist isn't that bad.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:49 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
She looks good mighty! Ever gonna get some decent fronts?

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on some new fronts. Should be here next Friday. I'll reveal them when they are installed!

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:45 pm

Sweet! I'm looking forward to seeing them!
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:57 pm

Same here.  I'm going to put the new treads on the trailer 4on4 rims.  May even turn better afterwards!

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm

Hey mighty, I've been looking at your back tires, ever thought of taking some of the tread out to give some relief to lose mud and add grip? Close tread like your tires and knobbys load up a lot, whereas large spaced tread like Execs or Vamps rarely do(I've had that happen, it sucks haha). Just an idea lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:47 pm

So far it's been good.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 pm

Mini mod today!

Hard to see it in this picture...


There it is... A camera pole.




This is the initial camera angle it will show from inside the case.



I made it where it can be easilly removed via a bolt and a pull pin. Getting a little better with that welding thing. LOL.





I also got the tracking for my front tires today.  Hopefully next weekend I can install!

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:05 pm

Nice mighty! Looks like a sweet camera view. Gonna have a test video up soon?

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:08 pm

Puppy! lol my dog always photo bombs my pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:09 pm

I hope to do one tomorrow!  See if I need to add more support to the camera or not.

Also, yes that is poop on the back of the hitch plate.  LOL, I need to clean that up.  Oh, and I have a RED LED light in a fixture causing that weird brownish reflection on the fender and the ping hue to the room.

LOL, yeah that is Bear.  He's a big softy!

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:31 pm

Nice camera mount mighty! Gotta do something like that myself one of these days...
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:03 pm

I don't have a picture for it, but the brace under the fender pan folds down out of the way.

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