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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:00 pm

what "object?" Please do tell
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:51 pm

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what "object?"  Please do tell

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:08 pm

Its really a weird place to have the head of a small screw . i have no idea how it got in there whatsoever , but i can the only time i have the air filter off is when i am working on it in the garage so i am assuming it fell into the air filter cover and got stuck somewhere and a couple hours of use later it went into the chamber and caused the cylinder to smash it into the head far enough that the piston could retract but couldn't go easily through a full rotation . either way its running again quite well oddly
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:54 pm

Wow, I found two drywall screws in a garbage disposal once that I was running the electric too once, but this just blows my mind. This reminds us all how important it is to keep foreign objects out of the airbox and intake.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:57 pm

Yeah, thats why it's also important to have the screws for the carb butterflys tight, dont need the engine to suck one of those in hahaha. Lucky it didn't scar up the cylinder walk or anything.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:02 pm

There was actually a few Onan engines that were known to suck screws from the air filter housing and eat the top of the piston. You're pretty lucky that it still runs. Gotta be careful, lol
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 pm

yeah the thing is its not a carb screw Shocked have no idea where it came from .
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:11 pm

Might wanna look into that, dont want it to happen again.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:16 pm

i think when it was in the garage when i was swapping carbs i could of sent it in there by using a grinder nearby or just brushed something into it.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:47 pm

Well i am getting tired of a rough ride and no flex from the front end so i am going to start building a custom front end with a good lift and suspension. its going to be a "figure it out as ya go " project so i dont have a full design or everything i need . But i will be using some struts off of a Yamaha golf cart or a Chinese atv .
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:44 pm

Sweet! Suspension is cool stuff, make sure you include lots of pictures of the process!

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:13 am

Almost started on it last night but got de-railed on an mtd frame that i was thinking about modifying then shattered the trans axle getting a wheel off of it . so its still going to be a engine testing frame.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:25 am

Here are the shocks i am most likely going to use on the murray front end.
Before i washed it ...
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:32 am

Nice looking coilovers man! Should work good, gonna paint a cool obnoxious coulor?

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:35 am

i want to paint it a dull camo with black/gray/green/brown spots but if that happens id be suprised
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:06 pm

Doesn't she look pretty all cleaned up. Those are nice shocks man. Did you ever consider mounting your headlights in the factory locations somehow?
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:11 pm

the larger engine is an ohv, the original was a flat head . There is not any room for a head light sadly. i would have to modify the blower housing an move the carb . which isnt happening
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:53 pm

Well made some headway on the front end, Got it all taken out and ground off the old weld bead remains.
Cleaned out the gas tank so i dont blow myself up when i do some welds.
Stuffed it in the garage along with the other projects.
Got the axle unbolted , I didn't remember putting four 3/8" bolts through it.
Knocked off my "welds" and ground thru the ones that held up to the abuse.
Chopped off the bottom lip cause it isnt going to be needed any more.
I might have to just put a pivot point in the middle of the axle and put the coilovers on each end because i dont want to lift it as high as i would need to do a system with sway bars.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:56 pm

Nice to see you got some progress made already! So are you still doing the radius arm setup? Definitely gonna need a track rod once the axle is fully suspended.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:04 pm

Well either i will have to raise the crap out of it and use small tires or do a set up similar to your mtd.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:11 pm

Cool build but why dont you put the mudlites on the back and do a tire swap?
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:51 pm

I did , the profile pic is an older one .
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:01 pm

Well i got a lot work done on this thing today, have it back on its all fours again but doesnt have any linkages yet. I will post pics when i get the time tommorrow. ( no suspension on it yet but it has about 20 inches of travel .)
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:37 pm

@biggasmowers wrote:
Well i got a lot work done on this thing today, have it back on its all fours again but doesnt have any linkages yet. I will post pics when i get the time tommorrow. ( no suspension on it yet but it has about 20 inches of travel .)
nice, how much did you lift the front? how's the tire swap?
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:31 pm

Right now it has golf cart slicks on the front because of the lift i did, but i am going to get some 18 inch atv tires for the front eventually.
Here's what it looks like right now.




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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:48 pm

Looks good so far man! You definitely have good articulation.
So it's not gonna be fully suspended?

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