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PostSubject: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Fri May 19, 2017 6:11 pm

Time to show who the true rear engine Snapper king is.

Starting as a normal engineless Snapper RER, which I picked up from mr.modified, it's being completely stripped. From there, the rear frame will be modified to mount a standard transaxle and a V twin Briggs. Plans to add a heavy rear bumper with removable wheelie bar and possibly a winch. From there, the "frame" or tube will be extended and the seat possibly mounted to it. The front axle will be made from a golf cart axle and will utilize direct steering. Hand mounted throttle is planned, with brake and clutch being actuated by cable. If the driver seat is mounted to the tube, gear shifting will also need to be achieved by cable. It will be pushed by an MST206 using a doc locker and additional axle supports. Rear tires will be Kenda Bearclaws, unsure on front at the moment.

Only 3 weeks till Haspin, will I make it?





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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Fri May 19, 2017 6:37 pm

Sounds cool Doug. Ya gonna keep the suspension on the golf kart axle and have it on this??
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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Fri May 19, 2017 6:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Fri May 19, 2017 8:48 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Sounds cool Doug. Ya gonna keep the suspension on the golf kart axle and have it on this??

No, it'll pivot as the stock axle does. Just be much, much heavier. This thing is gonna pop wheelies like mad.

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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Fri May 19, 2017 8:57 pm

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Sounds cool Doug. Ya gonna keep the suspension on the golf kart axle and have it on this??

No, it'll pivot as the stock axle does. Just be much, much heavier. This thing is gonna pop wheelies like mad.

Oh ok, you had me excited for a minute! Hahaha, good thing you have "wheelie bar" on the list!
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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Fri May 19, 2017 11:26 pm

@Doc Sprocket wrote:
Uh-oh! Y'all remember what happened the LAST time an admin entered the Build-Off, right? Look out!  lol!
Good luck, Dougie!

I think that admin tried to burn down their garage scratch can't remember

CHEESE AND RICE FACKLER A V TWIN? What pulleys you runnin?

Also keep in mind that you can't steer with the front end in the air. Better go to mickeys and bulk up so you can keep the front wheels on the ground!!! geek
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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Sat May 20, 2017 12:50 am

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CHEESE AND RICE FACKLER A V TWIN? What pulleys you runnin?

Also keep in mind that you can't steer with the front end in the air. Better go to mickeys and bulk up so you can keep the front wheels on the ground!!! geek

Yeah, itll get a wheelie bar. Maybe add a weight rack to the front if I REALLY need it. We will see. Gonna be sweet though.

So heres some pictures of when I welded the angle on for the trans mounts Thursday night. 5 x 2 angle bent from 1/8" steel for a project I was doing, worked out perfect with a 1/4" overlap onto the Snapper subframe.









A lot of the ears overhang, so they will need trimmed, but should be solid as hell. May add gussets but dont think it will be needed, especially since I am doing axle supports.

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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Sat May 20, 2017 1:29 am

So Friday night, I got the trans mounted. Got the holes drilled just enough to catch the outer mounts on the 206. Decided to utilize the top transaxle supports instead of the side supports more commonly used. I may use one on the side opposite the brake, not sure. 1x1x1/8" square with a gusset should be plenty strong.







So now that the trans is solid, I dragged RV1 from its grave behind the shed. Sprayed some ether in the 18.5 Intek and she fired right up, so after a clean and oil change she should be ready to go.

So I stuck it on the Snapper. Was going it mount it with the cylinders out, but it fits perfect sideways. Even had engine mount holes (that needed drilled out to 3/8"). Probably relocate the pump to either the frame or the other side of the shroud so I dont have to run as much fuel line.





So now the scarier part; pulley alignment. I dont have all the stuff yet to do a jackshaft, but I did get all the pullies. Lucky me, perfect amount of room around everything. Phew.





Its coming along. When will USPS finally install a vacuum tube system so I can get my stuff faster lol.


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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Sat May 20, 2017 9:50 am

Transaxle mounts look great! I think those pulleys are pretty well aligned, I don't see the problem? Hahaha!
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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Sat May 20, 2017 9:53 am

Looking pretty good Doug! I think the vtwin might look better with the cylinders out the side.
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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Sat May 20, 2017 2:45 pm

Ooooo! Ooo! Can I play??



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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Sat May 20, 2017 7:02 pm

Only if it runs and drives Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Sat May 20, 2017 11:35 pm

1v1 me at Haspin bro

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PostSubject: Re: Doug's RER Snapper - "Zephyr"   Yesterday at 7:50 pm

Looking really neat so far.
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