All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeFAQSearchMemberlistRegisterLog inCountdown Timer
Swing by the Chatroom anytime! Chat events held every Saturday, 8pm EST - whenever!
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
The 2018 Build Off is Almost Over!! Click Here to view 2017 results!
ATLTF sticker shipments will resume soon! View them here, and keep up to date!
The forum is getting a minor face-lift. We hope you like it. Details here: Facelifting the Forum

Share | 
 

 Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"

Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

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.
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2016
Forum Rep : 55
Location : Lewisburg, KY

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
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

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.
Back to top Go down
CraftsmanQuad19
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2016-04-12
Posts : 1534
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Indiana

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
Back to top Go down
AllisKidD21
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 3724
Forum Rep : 121
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

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?

_______________________________________________
"Here's another option, it's not as violent but it's dishonest. So it has that going for it" - Red Green                "Memory is good, remember that" - Tomas Haake
                                                                        ----Uploading Pictures----
        - M.T.D. Off-Road Build
       
- Toro Rat Rod Tractor Build
        - Ford LT 110 Off-Road Build
        - Craftsman GT 6000 Off-Road/Workhorse Build
        -John Deere 110 Basic Project
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

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.
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

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!
Back to top Go down
AllisKidD21
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 3724
Forum Rep : 121
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 5:32 pm

@ConfederaSears wrote:
@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!

_______________________________________________
"Here's another option, it's not as violent but it's dishonest. So it has that going for it" - Red Green                "Memory is good, remember that" - Tomas Haake
                                                                        ----Uploading Pictures----
        - M.T.D. Off-Road Build
       
- Toro Rat Rod Tractor Build
        - Ford LT 110 Off-Road Build
        - Craftsman GT 6000 Off-Road/Workhorse Build
        -John Deere 110 Basic Project
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 8:04 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
@ConfederaSears wrote:
@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!

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.
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

PostSubject: Pictures and progress   Fri May 26, 2017 8:53 pm

















Back to top Go down
TheBeal
Expert
Expert
avatar

Age : 24
Join date : 2013-06-06
Posts : 1161
Forum Rep : 37
Location : Central PA

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!
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Fri May 26, 2017 9:06 pm

@TheBeal wrote:
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.
Back to top Go down
AllisKidD21
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 3724
Forum Rep : 121
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

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?

_______________________________________________
"Here's another option, it's not as violent but it's dishonest. So it has that going for it" - Red Green                "Memory is good, remember that" - Tomas Haake
                                                                        ----Uploading Pictures----
        - M.T.D. Off-Road Build
       
- Toro Rat Rod Tractor Build
        - Ford LT 110 Off-Road Build
        - Craftsman GT 6000 Off-Road/Workhorse Build
        -John Deere 110 Basic Project
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

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.
Back to top Go down
AllisKidD21
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 3724
Forum Rep : 121
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

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.

_______________________________________________
"Here's another option, it's not as violent but it's dishonest. So it has that going for it" - Red Green                "Memory is good, remember that" - Tomas Haake
                                                                        ----Uploading Pictures----
        - M.T.D. Off-Road Build
       
- Toro Rat Rod Tractor Build
        - Ford LT 110 Off-Road Build
        - Craftsman GT 6000 Off-Road/Workhorse Build
        -John Deere 110 Basic Project
Back to top Go down
MatthewD
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 17
Join date : 2014-11-16
Posts : 1966
Forum Rep : 37
Location : Northern Ireland

PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 3:45 pm

Nice Sears! What engine is in the GT?
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

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
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 6:06 pm

@MatthewD wrote:
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.
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Sat May 27, 2017 6:07 pm

@MatthewD wrote:
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.
Back to top Go down
MatthewD
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 17
Join date : 2014-11-16
Posts : 1966
Forum Rep : 37
Location : Northern Ireland

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?
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

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.
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2016
Forum Rep : 55
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Tue May 30, 2017 4:13 am

@ConfederaSears wrote:
@MatthewD wrote:
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!
Back to top Go down
MatthewD
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 17
Join date : 2014-11-16
Posts : 1966
Forum Rep : 37
Location : Northern Ireland

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!
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

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.
Back to top Go down
ConfederaSears
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2017-05-25
Posts : 51
Forum Rep : 3
Location : Misery/Missouri

PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:38 am

Been forever since i updated this thread so bad news, its sitting in the weeds with no engine or axle. Good news is i still have the axle on the bench, i have a 5 speed 700 to swap in for an extra gear, i got a free sabre with a 14.5 OHV so if the OHV clears the hood, the ole sears will come back out. Future plans are full suspension but i have have the money or motivation for that task quite yet lol.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"   

Back to top Go down
 
Sears LT8/36 "Confederasears"
Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» 1966 sears craftsman build
» Sears Hot Rod Gasser Build
» I seem to be new here. 1969? Sears Suburban
» Sears Rat-Rod
» Pulley Swapped Sears Craftsman LTV 10 Driving

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road & Rally Tractors-
Jump to: