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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:28 pm

Love the Autobots sticker on the front man!
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:14 pm

Lol man you need room for all the toys!
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:44 pm

cheers cheers cheers

YES!  I have been tinkering with the carb on this thing since day one.  4 screw fixed jet.  (Not a fan)  

Couple weeks ago, I decided to address my flooding issue.  Took it apart and cleaned it. (2nd cleaning since I got it) Noticed 1 of the idle jets (bottom) was clogged.  Not sure why I missed this the first time, and 1 of the main fuel emulsion tube holes were clogged. I also noticed the float was not parallel to the gasket.  I figured these were the reason for rough idle and my flooding issue.  Did a little trick to bend the plastic safely. Got the float level and buttoned it all together again.  Flooding issue was corrected as expected with the float fix, but now I had a hunt and surge issue under half throttle.  Mad Mad

I had some time last Friday and took the carb off.  If it did not work this time, I was going to pull the carb off the orange craftsman and put on this one temporarily.  I got some more cleaner and  filled up the air compressor.  I was going to make sure that there was nothing left in that carb.  I sprayed it down and let it soak for a couple hours.  Hit it again and "low and behold" a spec of black about the size of a piece of coarse black pepper belched out of the hole that the emulsion tube goes down.  I went ahead and hit everything else and buttoned it back again.

I now have smooth throttle range top to bottom.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:16 pm

Nice man. Never worked on one of those carbs before. Dirt in carbs drives me crazy lol, cause I try my best to keep it out but it still gets in.
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:48 pm

I'd recommend getting a 3 screw for it eventually. Much more reliable, easy to mod, and my favorite part about them: you can run an external fuel pump. All my oppys are 3 screw carbs, and all run perfect. The one 4 screw I had would never run right.
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:53 pm

I agree with both you guys! Junk always gets in and my other 2 oppy's have 3 screw with no issues.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:27 pm

Yeah, and I find that blowing carbs out with an air gun is better than carb spray. It does help to soak it in gas overnight though first.
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:19 pm

Air was the plan on cleaning.

Been raining all day today. Thought I would give the Murray a test run the mud. It was either a success or fail, depending on angle you look at it. Fail, I wanted to spin the tires and sling some mud. Success, I got good traction and didn't spin my tires. Well it was only 2 inches of water and about 3 inches of mud under. It hasn't rained enough for deeper mud yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:11 pm

Lol, one of the only things I don't like about Kenda Executioners: they just walk through everything and don't spin, unless you're really in it. Only been stuck once on Mutt (my Craftsman with them), and that was because the tires had plugged full and I was dragging the transaxle. Even if the diff had been locked I still would have gotten stuck lol. It was great, once I got driving back (at about 15mph) that mud went slinging everywhere...
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:00 pm

Played a little with the front bumper tonight on the Murray.



It does not touch.  Like 1/2 inch to spare.


Finally a picture showing the bracing I did for the front bumper.  Plus a little skid plate of sorts.  I still need to make one for the transaxle.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:10 pm

Looks great man, is that skidplate part made from a mower deck mounting bracket?
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:14 pm

LOL, yeah it is. The for a lack of better term, the gussets closest to the axle bolted to original hood hinge point and welded to my new hinge point is the deck levelers. :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:28 pm

Haha, nice! I've always found that old deck parts can come in real handy for other stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:10 am

I'll probably chop up one of the 3 decks  i have for a plate under the transaxle. Sometime next year I will need to look into some sort of brakes.  The one on the transaxle is pretty much only good for a parking brake.  LOL That and I'd rather only have the gears inside for turning, not trying to stop suddenly. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:14 am

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Love the Autobots sticker on the front man!

It's a magnet I got long ago. It's spent the last 4-6 years on my tool box. When I started this project, it was screaming to jump on it. I think it may have a new home.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:33 am

Bumper looking good. If you cut slots in the brake disc and install automotive pads, you can vastly improve the braking power of the stock brakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:00 pm

I have some stopping power, I just cringe at the thought of having an emergency stop from 15+mph, the brake stopping the gears and the bowl gear ripping to shreds from the force of Me, big tires and tractor itself. I have a keyed axle, end to end. I may add a hydraulic or mechanical disk brake in the future. I have plenty of room for it.

Clocked the Murray at 18mph this past weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:46 pm

18mph is pretty fast for the pulley sizes you're running. Must be the big tyres Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:54 pm

Yeah, I'd say maybe the tires. I went from 18" to 22" LOL I just know they are huge and get tons of grip. Once this house buying process is complete I will need to finish up the few things I want done (better brakes, transaxle skidplate), then it will be on to the likes.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:02 pm

No updates in a while, Li'l Red and company were packed up and moved to my parents while we prep for moving to our new house this weekend.  The house we were renting does not have a fence, and with some sketchy stuff that has been happening in the area we are moving from, I wanted all the tractors in a safe place.  :-)



One update, I did remove the straight pipe.  It was all cool and sounded "AWESOME!" but when I was doing some speed runs down the street while it was closed for traffic.  I was cranking up some major noise.  I reworked the exhaust and I am now using an AC-1 muffler that shoots out from under the footrest on the left side.

Can't wait to get the move complete, some stuff around the new house and maybe during my company's shutdown during Christmas, maybe we can get some snow for a snow romp and pull the girls around on their sled.

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:13 pm

Nice, hope the move goes well Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:50 pm

Nice C10 or whatever. I like that blue.

Hows the exhaust sound? Nice and throaty?

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:14 pm

78 C30.  No, no big throaty sounds.  I would like to redo exhaust one day.  We got it engineless and put a 350 in it.  It's actually my parents, but they keep it at My house as I have been the only one to take care of it.  Don't laugh, but I painted it with rattle can Rustoleum Lagoon Blue.


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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:38 pm

I meant mower exhaust Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:15 pm

OH, yeah... LOL Still throaty when you punch it. Still quiet enough the neighbors won't call the sheriff. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Li'l Red Murray Project   Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:46 pm

This is the project I want to do next. I'm sure I can get it free. It's my in-laws in their field. I'm thinking a rat rod build?  It has an engine not seized but missing an intake and carb. I am not sure if it shifts, and I can't move it. It's sunk into the ground and weighs a ton. I also already have a name for it. Pops. LOL

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