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PostSubject: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 12:13 am

I bought this sears for $120, didnt know what i wanted to do with it but it ran, drove, and cut. Few months later i decided to put a go kart axle under it because its stock with a Peerless 700.
Got a 26 inch 1in OD axle
Pillow block bearings
45 tooth sprocket
4 lug hubs "Thank you gopowersports"
Upgraded to 22x10-10 offbrand v treads
Did a pulley swap to 4 to 4 inch

Then after i got all that done, i was doing its first major test run and messing with it in the yard.
It was going decent besides the clutch did not work all the way, and a little bit of chain slag.
Then the motor just quit, i tried a few common things and it just wouldn't fire. So my dad an I took it to our friends small engine repair.

He called me and said by time i get here it will be put back together.
I was just about to leave and he called me again and told me that he broke the crank bolt.
He told me i had two options spend money and get a brand new motor. Or he'll give me a GT6000 for free and i dont have a shop bill, of course i got the GT6000.

So where i am right now with the build is swapping the motor from the GT6000 to the sears.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 12:22 am

Looks miinnnttttt

Now i see what you mean by you couldn't fit that exhaust. Looks like you might actually have to do stacks. It'll still look decent though I think.

And to all my peoples here, this boi is my homeboi riley from missouri. We and a few others have pretty lit group chats on facebook. he's a kool dood lol afro
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 12:30 am

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Looks miinnnttttt

Now i see what you mean by you couldn't fit that exhaust. Looks like you might actually have to do stacks. It'll still look decent though I think.

And to all my peoples here, this boi is my homeboi riley from missouri. We and a few others have pretty lit group chats on facebook. he's a kool dood lol afro  

Ill send you pictures tomorrow. Yep thats the only reason i could figure out the picture is because that chat lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 8:06 am

Good to have ya! That thing looks quite similar to my simplicity actually, the footboards are the same. Simplicity 4212
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 8:55 am

Is Doug paying you to recruit people Rich?? Hahaha Welcome to the forum man! How many speeds does your 700 have?
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 3:38 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Is Doug paying you to recruit people Rich?? Hahaha Welcome to the forum man! How many speeds does your 700 have?
No lol, ive been meaning to make an account for awhile, Rich just helped me with the picture and navigating the site. Thanks you'll see more of me i have some more projects i am working on. And its a 4 speed, im not sure if its an actual 700 because its super old and i have yet to find the stamp.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 3:40 pm

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
Good to have ya! That thing looks quite similar to my simplicity actually, the footboards are the same. Simplicity 4212
Thanks man!
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 5:32 pm

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@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Is Doug paying you to recruit people Rich?? Hahaha Welcome to the forum man! How many speeds does your 700 have?
No lol, ive been meaning to make an account for awhile, Rich just helped me with the picture and navigating the site. Thanks you'll see more of me i have some more projects i am working on. And its a 4 speed, im not sure if its an actual 700 because its super old and i have yet to find the stamp.

Ah I see, could be an old Foote or something weird like that.I look forward to seeing some more pics of the ol' gir!
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 8:04 pm

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Is Doug paying you to recruit people Rich?? Hahaha Welcome to the forum man! How many speeds does your 700 have?
No lol, ive been meaning to make an account for awhile, Rich just helped me with the picture and navigating the site. Thanks you'll see more of me i have some more projects i am working on. And its a 4 speed, im not sure if its an actual 700 because its super old and i have yet to find the stamp.

Ah I see, could be an old Foote or something weird like that.I look forward to seeing some more pics of the ol' gir!

Yep, could be. It says patent pending but the model could be out of site, i never took the trans out to see it. I'll definitely get some more pictures posted in here once i get them off my phone onto the computin box.
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PostSubject: Pictures and progress   Fri May 26, 2017 8:53 pm

















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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 8:58 pm

You know I was expecting a General Lee paint job! Hop to it!

I like that "Do not modify vehicle" Thats funny. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 9:06 pm

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You know I was expecting a General Lee paint job! Hop to it!

I like that "Do not modify vehicle" Thats funny. lol!

I plan to keep the same colors just repaint to get rid of rust and make her look good. I also plan to get some 01 and general lee stickers for it. Lol i realized it said that in the middle of mounting the new axle.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 9:33 pm

Looks cool, I like it! Do ya get good belt grip with the stock clutch?
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 1:09 am

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Looks cool, I like it! Do ya get good belt grip with the stock clutch?
Nope, worker terribly and was scary to drive, but before i drive it again it will be fixed, or a double pulley clutch will be built.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 9:41 am

Oh hahaha. Yeah I thought the single pulley clutch I made for my MTD would work pretty good, but it didnt haha. I ended up making a double pulley clutch instead.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 3:45 pm

Nice Sears! What engine is in the GT?
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 6:05 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Oh hahaha. Yeah I thought the single pulley clutch I made for my MTD would work pretty good, but it didnt haha. I ended up making a double pulley clutch instead.
Yep lol i figure itll be safer, and easier for my sake
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 6:06 pm

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Nice Sears! What engine is in the GT?
Thanks bud! Theres currently no motor in the GT. I don't have an extra to replace it. I might just take the body and trans out of it and use for something else rather than getting a new motor.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 6:07 pm

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Nice Sears! What engine is in the GT?
Thanks bud! Theres currently no motor in the GT. I don't have an extra to replace it. I might just take the body and trans out of it and use for something else rather than getting a new motor.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sun May 28, 2017 8:27 am

I meant what engine is being swapped from the GT into the Sears?
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Tue May 30, 2017 12:18 am

@MatthewD wrote:
I meant what engine is being swapped from the GT into the Sears?
Sorry, Its an 18hp briggs vtwin.
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Tue May 30, 2017 4:13 am

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I meant what engine is being swapped from the GT into the Sears?
Sorry, Its an 18hp briggs vtwin.

Boi I told you it's an opposed! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Tue May 30, 2017 12:26 pm

If it has cylinders sticking out in a line with the carb at the front it's an opposed but it if has the cylinders arranged in a V shape it's a V twin. You probably know that, just trying to help out lol!
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PostSubject: Progress, slowly but surely    Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:53 am






Slowly but surely im getting it done. I need to finish exhaust but my welder is down so for the time being i might get some screw in mufflers.
Also need to mount my clutch and get a belt.
Mount my chain tensioner
Then the easy stuff, re do fuel lines, clean up wiring, and put oil back in it.
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