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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:29 am

finally got the motor bolted down, I just need to pick a pulley for it, finish the wiring & a bunch of little stuff before I have something to use.


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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:11 pm

Very cool to see the opposed twin on there.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:16 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
Very cool to see the opposed twin on there.

Yeah it is shaping up, im gonna give the cover a nice orange paint job... looking for a 5" engine pulley seems I am having a hard time finding a 1" bore, 1/4" keyway pulley just yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:28 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/100s-of-V-Belt-Pulleys-5-5-1-2-6-6-1-2-Steel-Pulley-w-Weld-Hub-All-Bores/391494084120?hash=item5b26dda618Ⓜmw4C3LaZfVf3U9IOCF5TW9A

There you go.

I bought one welded. Weld job was okay but not the best. I've bought some not welded that I've TIG welded too. The one I welded for Ol Red's transaxle spins so true it's hard to test its turning!
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:57 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/100s-of-V-Belt-Pulleys-5-5-1-2-6-6-1-2-Steel-Pulley-w-Weld-Hub-All-Bores/391494084120?hash=item5b26dda618Ⓜmw4C3LaZfVf3U9IOCF5TW9A

There you go.

I bought one welded.  Weld job was okay but not the best.  I've bought some not welded that I've TIG welded too.  The one I welded for Ol Red's transaxle spins so true it's hard to test its turning!

nice find....its only a few dollars extra welded so hey...
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:06 pm

They sell both the hubs and the pulleys at TSC. It's about $12 more to buy one welded from this guy, if I welded myself I'd buy one from TSC.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:55 pm

TSC is a gamble if they have them in stock or not.  I bought my pulleys from this ebay guy because a 5/8" belt fit it perfectly.  That wasn't the case for the pulleys I saw at TSC.  They were meant for a 1/2" wide belts which is a more common application.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:59 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
TSC is a gamble if they have them in stock or not.  I bought my pulleys from this ebay guy because a 5/8" belt fit it perfectly.  That wasn't the case for the pulleys I saw at TSC.  They were meant for a 1/2" wide belts which is a more common application.
Well I guess it's a regional thing, I've seen them both 1/2 and 5/8s.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Tue May 01, 2018 7:03 am

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
TSC is a gamble if they have them in stock or not.  I bought my pulleys from this ebay guy because a 5/8" belt fit it perfectly.  That wasn't the case for the pulleys I saw at TSC.  They were meant for a 1/2" wide belts which is a more common application.

My mother in law works and TSC so I am there allot, & they hardly stock anything...  The only thing I like to get at that store is nuts and bolts by the pound.

The ebay seller says that particular pulley will run a 5/8" or 1/2" belt.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Tue May 01, 2018 9:55 am

I don't mean to be changing the subject, but they never have coastal hay in stock either.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Wed May 02, 2018 7:18 am

@Double W Cross Ranch wrote:
I don't mean to be changing the subject, but they never have coastal hay in stock either.

hah they stock whatever they feel like it, in low qty...


Anyway getting painted up....


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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Wed May 02, 2018 9:16 am

Ooh looks nice and spiffy.  Painting the shrouds always makes the tractor look a whole lot better.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Wed May 02, 2018 12:08 pm

The orange looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Wed May 02, 2018 1:07 pm

Looks good! I agree with W, painting the shroud always cleans up a build. Especially when it is a different color!

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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Sat May 05, 2018 9:24 pm

so motor in, motor out to finish fixing the tractor, I got a matching tire, had to do some work on the pulleys, I am waiting on my drive pulley, and finish painting the engine. First time it saw the light of day for a while...



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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Sat May 05, 2018 9:43 pm

That looks like a lot longer wheelbase than mine...

I like it though man. Should turn out pretty good
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Sat May 05, 2018 11:31 pm

Lovin that orange. Reminds me of the first time I redid the Squatch.

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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Sun May 06, 2018 10:48 am

Rear tires look great on there.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Sun May 06, 2018 1:40 pm

That orange shroud looks good! Is the wheelbase stock? It looks quite long.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Sun May 06, 2018 1:49 pm

Looks sweet, super jealy!
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Sun May 06, 2018 7:35 pm

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That orange shroud looks good! Is the wheelbase stock? It looks quite long.

its just cause all the parts are off...

I had to take the motor back off because the pulley i want to run, requires unbolting the motor because there is not enough room to slide it on to the crankshaft with some of the brackets on the underside. With the motor loose I can get it on.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Sun May 06, 2018 8:22 pm

That thing does seem like it has a longer than normal wheelbase. The Snapper LT16s i like have a wheelbase a few inches longer than most typical lawn tractors. Axle to axle, they're longer than the wheelbase on my Mutt, which is slightly longer than stock.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Tue May 08, 2018 9:13 pm

got the oil drained since i have to extend the oil drain because it has a weird angle to it.. painted over all the green finally with some black....

OH THAT is the new 5" pulley I ordered from that guy on ebay, he is actually local to my kind of funny... but it came fast...



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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Tue May 08, 2018 10:21 pm

I’ve been following this build pretty close since the start and I like it. Keep it up man
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Wed May 09, 2018 7:26 am

Yeah those pulleys are really convenient because you can choose to get them welded and painted for the same money I think. It can save you some time on a build for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity Mouse   Wed May 09, 2018 9:23 pm

starting to get the motor back together, honestly getting the bolts to put the shrouds back on has been a pain because they were all missing...


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