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 Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am

Gas pedal looks great mighty!
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon May 08, 2017 10:16 am

Thanks man!  It's a little thin, but I think it will work ok.  May have to reinforce it later or upgrade the part made from the green painted metal.  It's old-school 40's 50's era metal from a lateral file cabinet that weighed a ton.  Much better quality of metal.

A little off topic for a sec.  Had an Idea for the 82 Murray.  Maybe a hybrid rat-rod/rally machine?  Call it a mud-rod.  (maybe a little mad max look) Seeing AllisKidD21's video. I realized if I really wanted to go mudding, I will need a friend.  My friends don't have mud machines.  See where I am going with this?  I also came to the idea, the bigger front and back pulleys like I have on the Sasquatch don't seem to slip at all.  I may think about that as well.  Just a thought, still in the air about it.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon May 08, 2017 10:20 am

I think a rat rod rally tractor would be sweet! That trans in the Murray would be able to handle quite a bit of abuse I would think. You'll have to charge your friends though-"Rat Rod Murray Rides- $10/hr" Hahaha!
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon May 08, 2017 10:26 am

LOL, $10 hour for joy-ride, $20 for mud extreme. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Just Love it   Mon May 08, 2017 4:51 pm

Doing a great job, what size are your rear tyers? looking forward to seeing it cruising. cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon May 08, 2017 8:30 pm

They are 14 inch.  H70's from days of old.  I think in these days would be 235/70-14.

Got it out again testing my belt.  Still threw it on deceleration.  Figured out where it is falling off and why.  Unfortunatly I had to move my pulley a little and that took all my slack out and now I need a just slightly larger belt.  

On the cool side, I did get that speed run in today as I had hoped!



19mph!  Not bad as I was only shooting for 15-16.  I feel I could inch 1 more mph out of it maybe.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 09, 2017 2:04 pm

SO... once I have the belt issue resolved.  I have the larger belt now and will put it on.  I will test it maybe tonight.  Once that works OK, for the contest rules the build will be complete.

1)Must be a small, personal-transportation type vehicle, capable of carrying operator, and not more than one additional passenger.

Yep, I have that.

2)Must be self-propelled

Yep, mine does that.

3)Must be powered by an OPE (Outdoor Power Equipment) type engine. Generally- one or two cylinders, 2 or 4 stroke, gasoline or diesel, air cooled*, horizontal or vertical crankshaft, and derived from Lawn mowers, leaf blowers, lawn/yard/garden tractors, pressure washers, portable generators, tillers, cement mixers, weedeaters, leaf mulchers and vacuums, water pumps, etc. *Note: There are a few liquid-cooled OPE engines out there, such as offerings from Honda and Kawasaki. As long as it fits the OPE description, it is allowed, limited to two cylinders. However- MORE than one qualifying engine may be used.

Yep, Briggs 16HP from an old Murray lawn tractor installed.

4)No automobile, truck, SUV etc chassis allowed. No ATV chassis', nor "Compact Tractor".Allowed are- Lawn tractor, yard tractor, garden tractor and mini chassis’, stock or modified. Custom-built chassis are allowed provided the end result will be resemblant of a lawn or garden tractor chassis in appearance. Specifically, ladder, tunnel, or pan-style. No space frames.

Yep, I am using a 1990 Craftsman II garden tractor frame.

5)Must run on any number of wheels, tracks, skis, or any combination of these, limited by the following constraint: A minimum of 3 points of contact must be made with the ground, a minimum of two if vehicle is "tracked". Points of contact are defined as wheels, tracks, or skis.

Yep, I have 4 tires unless I take turns on 2.  cheers

6)Must be "complete" by deadline date. For our purposes, "complete" means- Starts, runs and drives under its own power. Remote throttle must be installed and operable without operator touching engine. Remote kill switch must be installed and operable without operator touching engine. Remote start must be installed and operable without operator touching engine- this applies to electric start only, pull-starting IS acceptable. Braking system must be installed and functional. Steering system must be installed and functional. The purpose of this rule is not only to define completeness for the contest, but to help ensure safety. Paint and related aesthetic touches are not mandatory to qualify as "complete" but may affect scoring. For clarification, "Remote" specifically means "The ability to operate without touching engine".

Yep, I start, run and drive powered by Briggs.  Throttled by gas pedal, and the keyswitch turns it off.  Brakes super well with them big tires on back. Steering is better now than factory.  Turns WAY sharper.

7)Sheetmetal/bodywork is open. As long as all other rules are adhered to, the vehicle may take any vehicular appearance.

Noted...

8)Must NOT be more than 50% completed prior to the official start date. Previously completed builds or lightly modifying builds for the contest will not qualify. As part of qualification, contest entrants will post a picture of the major parts source(s), including a sign showing the commencement date and code word. Completeness will be defined by your writeup of what is to be done and by seeing your parts in photos.

Done, The majority of my stuff is under the skin. or front end.  
Parts sources:


  • Frame/Body: 1990 Craftsman II Garden Tractor  *Free



  • Engine: Old Murray lawn tractor  *Free



  • Engine Repair:  Briggsandstratton.com for Gasket overhaul kit  *Approx $20, new Sump Ebay $20



  • Belts: TSC  *$18



  • Rear Tires: My Dad's old H70's from his youth  *Free



  • Front Tires: Northern Tool  *$30 each



  • Harley Replica Lights:  Ebay  *$25 each for brake lights, $11 for marker/blinker



  • LED Headlights:  Walmart  *approx $10



  • Paint:  TSC approx $25



  • ATV front hubs: $45 each



  • Seat:  Ebay $30



  • Fuel Shutoff: Ebay $10



  • Rear wheel spacers: Ebay $40



  • Classified Item:  Amazon $15



  • Classified Item: Walmart $5



  • Nuts/Bolts:  Home Depot/Lowes $20



  • Copper Pipe:  Home Depot $10

  • ATLTF stickers Priceless!


I'll post a formal walk around video this weekend if the opportunity arises.

So...  Does this mean I am finished?

Heck no!  I will still have SEVERAL months to TWEAK this thing.
My updates, however, will become fewer.
Crying or Very sad

Later this summer I hope to make a new video reveling the final product.  Yay!

After that, what is the future of this build?  I can't say for certain.  I may re-purpose parts for other use.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 09, 2017 2:33 pm

Hmmmm......I see two classified parts and some copper pipe that I don't recall seeing....another flamethrower? Dual flame throwers in the exhaust pipes for maximum gasser effect? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 09, 2017 3:29 pm

LOL Flames have been done.  I'd just be a Doc copy cat if I did.  The copper pipe was used as my fuel line.

You can see some of it here:


The classifieds are some "fluff" and decor!  LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 09, 2017 8:48 pm

Video as planned.  Bigger belt is what the Doctor ordered.  Almost messed it up, had it on the wrong side of the stopper.   lol!



I made a tiny mistake with the tractor. (Hint: under the steering wheel) Simple fix. See if you can spot it in the video! Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 09, 2017 9:29 pm

Ah yes, I forgot about the hard fuel lines Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 09, 2017 9:54 pm

You got me thinking CraftsmanQuad19.  My suburban throws out a flame in the dark.  I was curious if the straight pipes on this build were short enough to throw some kind of flame.  Went out and checked, not so lucky.  Maybe when it is hot?  I dunno.  LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Wed May 10, 2017 9:04 am

A spark plug threaded into the exhaust tip and wired to a 12v coil would fix that! Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 11, 2017 3:27 pm

mightyraze wrote:

I made a tiny mistake with the tractor.  (Hint: under the steering wheel) Simple fix.  See if you can spot it in the video! Suspect

OK, I'll let on. The ammeter was hooked backwards. When I honked the horn it went + instead of -. LOL

Fixed a throttle cable issue. When I was doing my 19mph speed run I noticed that once I hit WOT it came back down a hair. Afterwards my petal was a little less springier. I realized my cable slipped. Stretch44875 gave me the idea of using a u-clamp to hold my cable. I didn't do like he did with the welded nut but what I got works well now.

See if this thing will hit 20mph now I can keep WOT. Who knows! Raining today so this will be a weekend test.


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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 12, 2017 6:33 pm

If you don't hit 20, maybe you can adjust the screw on the gov a bit to get you there I never messed with the screw on my governor, just removed it and the rods are still doing ok after hitting a few creeks and mud holes wide open lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 12, 2017 8:29 pm

I think it is feasible. Going to try tomorrow if I get the chance.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sat May 13, 2017 11:04 pm

Much better throttle response and feeling!  No cable slippage.  Oh...  as for the top speed of this thing?




23, Oh yeah! Gets a bit squirley around 20.  Need tighter steering.  That little bit of play gets amplified after 20.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sat May 13, 2017 11:17 pm

Nice mighty! Bet ya could easily lift those front wheels off the ground with a high gear take-off! Haha
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sun May 14, 2017 12:12 am

I bet I could too. Although moving the axle forward a bit added a little weight to the front. I have done some peel-outs in the driveway. LOL Last fix with the belt seems to have fixed the throwing.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri May 26, 2017 10:58 pm

Well, I'm back home now.  0 updates on the Sasquatch II.  Last Friday, we took off to Ohio to spend the better part of the week with my wife's 90 year old Grandmother.  1010.8 Miles Drive-to-Drive plus fueling stops and food one way.  I'm pretty tired, but I hope to pick up and work on the Squatch II! I have some likes I am working on now.  I need to source some parts as well.

I need to mow and check out Li'l Red to see if the shifting issue surfaces again.  I also was given a 16hp single cylinder Kohler Command engine that I plan on putting on my Purple People Eater for the daughter.  Going to engine pulley swap it and add some lights if it works out.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sat May 27, 2017 3:50 pm

Nice score on the Kohler! Good fuel consumption with a single cylinder Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sat May 27, 2017 4:24 pm

I thought so. It's free and has compression. I have not checked beyond that.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon May 29, 2017 11:21 pm

Took a couple night time beauty pix and a slight engine change.

Breather cover! off a 3.5hp i think engine I have that is scrap.


Night Shots!


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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 30, 2017 8:52 am

The air cleaner cover looks nice. Do I see a big ol' scoop on the hood mighty?
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 30, 2017 10:11 am

Air cleaner cover looks mint man! Much better than that factory oppy cover by a long shot
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's "Sasquatch II" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 30, 2017 10:31 am

AllisKidD21 wrote:
The air cleaner cover looks nice. Do I see a big ol' scoop on the hood mighty?

LOL! I found a wall hanging document holder and was thinking, that would be a cool scoop so I threw it on there. HAHA!


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Air cleaner cover looks mint man! Much better than that factory oppy cover by a long shot

I like it! Now to figure out what to do with the breather tube off the valve cover. Suspect

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