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PostSubject: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:18 pm

Guess I'll start a build thread on Mutt, my GT3000 I aquired in August. Briggs 18HP Opposed twin, Peerless 820. Mods/additions/swaps so far:
-5" to 5" pulley swap
-Steering out of a Snapper LT16 (because it was adjustable/tightenable/not so horrible)
-26x10-12 Kenda Executioners
-3 lug front hubs made from a Snapper LT16 trans
-18x6.50-8 Armstong turf fronts, might groove them because there is a lot of tread there
-Pull start
-40ci heads (on a 42ci block)
-16HP main jet/bottom half of carb (stock one was stuck in original carb and got screwed up)
-Turned the air box around, now a coldish air intake
-Extra clutch spring
-Walmart LED headlights (along with stock ones)
-Custom Gas+brake pedal
-Rear rack made out of Snapper LT16 frame and Hitch
-Custom front axle in progress
-Crappy looking decent sounding dual exhausts
-Snowplow mounts/48" Snowplow
-Mirror on left side (so I can watch everybody eating my rooster tails lol)
-Dual Batteries
-Stainless Steel ball shifter knob
In the future I am hoping to Doc-lock the 820 and get some Carlisle Snow Hog fronts






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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:21 pm

Btw, the bike brake gas pedal is now removed and replaced by this which is like 1500X better

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:00 pm

Looks good. Is that the brake right above the gas?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:06 pm

Yes, when locked down (it locks itself down due to return spring placement/cams over) It helps me remember to pop the brake back when I have it down, you'd have to use the tip of your boot to hit the gas with the brake locked. I always forgot to pop it back with the bike gas pedal, and the oppy didn't give a crap whether it was on or not, she'll just take right off
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:37 am

Nice Craftsman man! That's cool that it has an 820. What's that tractor in the beside the GT in the first pic with the 3hp Briggs?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:12 am

That's my Snapper LT16 crawler with a 5hp Briggs. It drives off the engine's rear shaft(instead of the flywheel), so it has 12 speeds reverse 2 forward, which makes it perfect for crawling.



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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:20 am

Cool! It's got some pretty good articulation on the front end. I think you may need to support those exhausts on your Mutt. They might put stress on the block if anything fell or hit them.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:24 am

Been thinking of making some exhaust supports on it but I dunno. Prolly should, but these mufflers aren't permanent. I'm hoping to go with (when I have the material) either a 2 into 1 setup or dual out the back.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:32 am

Yeah. You could just run it under the foot boards. I bet it gets some pretty good speed with those executioners on the back!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:41 am

Go two into one! That'd be cool, plus it's good for power.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:34 pm

Well I remember Doc saying they are good for scavenging and I know they sound good so I figured I would do one myself. And it does about 15mph
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:53 pm

2-into-1 sounded sick on my Intek V, but @Stretch44875 has duals out the back and they are nice and snappy.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:02 pm

Got the front axle mostly done, just gotta work out some steering arms and linkages, I already got some heim joints. The front wheels track about 2" wider than the rear, but thats alright by me. 8* Caster and Made knuckles out of some flat stock and channel steel. Hope this one won't break lol



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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:31 pm

Looks pretty heavy duty, nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:00 pm

Looks good! Pretty nice design. Is that 2x1 tubing?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:21 pm

I think it's like 2" by 1-1/2". Fits in there pretty snug


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:00 pm

Got my ackerman angles right, steering arms welded on, tie rod made, drag link made and bolted on, yeah buddy she's all together. Gotta take her abck apart eventually to clean and paint but she's good, except for steering stops (aka a 1/2 bolt welded to the axle)








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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:44 pm

Fantastic fab work! Bet it took a lot of time and patience.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:07 pm

Time yes, but patience I have not. I had an image in my mind, and I made it as best i could and as fast as I could, as beefy as I could. Lol, it's pretty good. Also, yesterday I made some steering stops out of the chunk of 1/2" round rod I had to cut out of the drag link I had before. Oh yes, she has some beef (with a side of beef and beef on top)
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:12 pm

Took the back rack and wheel weights off of Mutt, got my departure angle back and shed around 140lbs. Not much for wheelies now, but she will jump! Planning on doing a fozzy lock on the 820 this weekend. Also, note the key latch for the hood and the low profile steering wheel (from the steering swap out of a snapper lt16) I like the look of the steering wheel so low, protects it from rollovers and looks like an old orchard tractor!



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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:45 pm

Nice man! Those tires really are aggressive lookin'.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:49 pm

Gotta love the Kenda Executioners, most aggressive non rice paddy tire I've found for them. If you ain't got enough weight on em, they'll dig some pretty good holes. Also, I'm gonna do a skidplate this weekend
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:54 pm

Yeah, with those tires it's a good thing you have an 820 hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:55 pm

#820lyfe lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:10 pm

Took the trans out and discovered that i have broken the snapring on the input shaft. O well, I have a snapring kit that prolly has one that fits

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