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PostSubject: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:50 pm



USLMRA Sanctioned GP Class Racer Build. Discreet frame strengthening, mower dropped to 4" ground clearance, custom front axle, go kart rear axle, 700 tranny and custom tranny plate, custom steering, aluminum kart rims front and back, and a badass paint job
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:29 pm

Looks like fun. That is my favorite style MTD, I've wanted one of them to play with for a while I just havent had the time or space
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:06 pm

I love these MTDs too. LOL. They're so easy to work with it's kinda silly. Plus they can look wicked when done right.
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:09 pm

They look great and are light weight, I just wouldn't off road with them. I would take any craftsman over any MTD any day of the week if I was going off road. For on road/dirt track racing they seem about perfect
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:14 pm

Should be neat, what kind of engine is going in here?
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PostSubject: Progress!   Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:46 pm

So this build is more than the build off. It's a complete how to on my youtube channel, and a gift to my lady on our wedding day in April. Here's the progress video!


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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:48 pm

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Should be neat, what kind of engine is going in here?

Since this will be a GP class (prepared chassis) racing mowchine it'll have a model 31 or model 33 briggs single OHV. With it being GP I have to leave that stock except for the airfilter (k&n style ok to use)
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PostSubject: More progress!!   Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:02 pm

Adding the seat mount to the frame to sit 13" off the ground

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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:42 pm

Pretty neat to have engines more or less stock. Things can get expensive otherwise. Frame looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:54 pm

Cool vids!! Subbed to your Channel. So, on the seat height, is it 13 inches from the ground, or 13 inches to the bottom of the frame then another 4 inches to the ground?
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:34 am

@prancstaman wrote:
Cool vids!! Subbed to your Channel. So, on the seat height, is it 13 inches from the ground, or 13 inches to the bottom of the frame then another 4 inches to the ground?

Awesome! Thanks! The seat height minimum on a prepared chassis is 13" from the ground to the bottom of the seat pan...That includes the 4" minimum from bottom of frame to ground
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:35 am

@mr.modified wrote:
Pretty neat to have engines more or less stock. Things can get expensive otherwise. Frame looking good.

LOL!!! It IS going to be a nice financial break! My Briggs single on the CP cost over $2500 to build and I already had the stock one to gut!
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:51 am

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@mr.modified wrote:
Pretty neat to have engines more or less stock. Things can get expensive otherwise. Frame looking good.

LOL!!! It IS going to be a nice financial break! My Briggs single on the CP cost over $2500 to build and I already had the stock one to gut!

That cost more than my good Jeep lol!
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:59 am

Hell, the rolling chassis (this one and the CP) costs just under $2k if you only go rear wheel brakes. I'm going to use the CPs break system and front hubs on the GP and order front breaks, a new master cylinder, and new hubs for front brakes for the CP
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:09 am

What makes it cost so much? Does it have to be built a specific way with specific parts?
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:21 am

@TheBeal wrote:
What makes it cost so much? Does it have to be built a specific way with specific parts?

I buy pre built billet aluminum kits from eccarbs. Rear axle is 1 1/4" billet, all hubs (brake, sprocket, and wheel) are billet, clutch and pulleys are, drag link and tie rod are too. Front axle is steel (per the rules) and steering shaft kit is steel too. You gotta realize that when I build I buy ... I buy all new parts. All of the parts. From bearings to race prepped 700 tranny, front and rear axle kits, tranny plate and support weldment, steering shaft kit and drag and tie rods, heim joints, billet aluminum rims, new tires for racing, tranny sprockets and adapters, axle sprocket and brake disk, hydraulic brake system, steering wheel, lock collars (15 of them), dirty harry hand throttle and cable, a $200 AGM battery that could power a 4 door sedan, not to mention the steel to be welded in, the welding consumables .... and I'm not going to touch on man hours. Bawhahahaha!!
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:23 am

There are specific rules when building a prepared chassis. Such as matching tires, what the front axle is made of, both front and rear axles have to be in stock locations on the frame, unaltered wheel base, outside tire to outside tire no more than 40", etc ....
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:25 am

Here's a link to the rulebook if you're interested.

USLMRA 2017 Rules
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:35 am

I dont think Ill be getting into lawnmower racing anytime soon... but its interesting and Ill keep an eye on this build for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:35 am

Love the vids man! Very informative and easy to follow
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:40 am

Thank you. I didn't have clear cut vids on my first build... And it was a challenge, so I figured I'd make them what I wish I had... Easy to follow along. Lol... Adhering to the rules, and making it structurally safe was the biggest challenge. Next video is welding on the full length steel, a couple of vertical supports, and the steel that sits under the plastic dash. Should be uploaded Friday
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PostSubject: Re: USLMRA GP Racer [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:47 pm

Any further updates? Want to see this thing progress Smile Very Happy
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