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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:14 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
I bet you're planning on filling in the factory headlights, building a custom bumper and mounting those LED lights on it.


I am still going to put lights in the original location too.


@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Lights look sweet! I should really get myself some of those nilight LEDs sometime, supposedly they're really good.

I have a 7 inch on the hood of my mower.  It's awesome.  If it wasn't for neighbors, I could mow anytime day or night with that thing.

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do they have free shipping to Canada?

I do not think so.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:17 pm

That meme covered so many funny or good movies lol
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:29 pm

I saw ace Ventura in there, that’s a classic
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:11 pm

Well got up this morning to a very unusual snow in Oklahoma in April?!



It was pretty coming down, lasted  a few hours then warmed up to almost 50 later.  LOL

So I am looking at the dash trying to plan it out as I will not need the throttle cable to my knowledge.  I may go ahead for cruise control like my other machine.  I have been thinking about replacing the amp meter with a volt meter.    I think I have enough holes for everything else I need.  Maybe 1 more hole.


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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:21 pm

It's been pretty cold here recently too, starting to warm up though. A volt meter would be nice, I always think that the more gauges in a dash the cooler it looks!
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:00 pm

Its OK, I was looking at weather forecast and Thursday we are back up to 90*

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:10 pm

I'd rather have an amp meter to show what the battery is drawing from the charging system. Amp meters show that your charging system is working, and can also show if your diodes failed and are letting current pass backwards into your stator(that was a major whoops...put a new diode in and she was fine though).
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:20 pm

I'm thinking a round one that does both.  If I can find one that I like.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:38 am

Huh, one that does both? Well, if you can find one with both readings use it. I'm sure you know that volts and amps are something completely different.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:38 am

@MightyRaze wrote:
Well got up this morning to a very unusual snow in Oklahoma in April?!



It was pretty coming down, lasted  a few hours then warmed up to almost 50 later.  LOL

So I am looking at the dash trying to plan it out as I will not need the throttle cable to my knowledge.  I may go ahead for cruise control like my other machine.  I have been thinking about replacing the amp meter with a volt meter.    I think I have enough holes for everything else I need.  Maybe 1 more hole.


Put in a push button start, a ignition lock, and a safety kill switch for emergency situations
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:37 am

Well mighty I’m a voltmeter guy so that gets my vote. What are the four smaller holes in the dash for? Keyswitch, choke, and two light switches?
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:47 am

I'd bet one's for an electric PTO clutch.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:49 am

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Huh, one that does both? Well, if you can find one with both readings use it. I'm sure you know that volts and amps are something completely different.
Yeah. My thoughts are items that I add that draw power to watch volts, then amps to make sure I am charging.   I have seen a couple round ones that do both, but there are not that many round ones.  There are a lot of square ones. 



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Well mighty I’m a voltmeter guy so that gets my vote.  What are the four smaller holes in the dash for?  Keyswitch, choke, and two light switches?  

The bottom left was a switch that went to the rear fender plug.  Not sure what it was for.  It was an on/off switch not a rocker.  One under the square for steering was the light switch.  It was a switch to run lights off the light circuit or battery depending on position, next one was choke and the next was switch.

I'm thinking I may need to drill 2 holes for what I need.


What I am thinking, go ahead with the throttle, then light sw, fog sw, choke, switch.  2 new holes would be left maybe a tether kill, right is my dash fuel shutoff.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:05 pm

You're going to run an electric fuel pump?
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:23 pm

No, it will be just an inline shutoff.  But instead of dangling on the fuel line by the engine, I have it dash mounted for easy turn off.  Like what I had on the sasquatch.

You can see that one here on the right.



Same exact one.  I got 2 of them prepping for my next build.  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:54 pm

oooo that's a nice touch.  It would come in handy for putting it in storage.  Just turn the valve off, put it in neutral, leave the engine running, and walk away.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:03 pm

That dash mounted fuel valve is a nice touch, easier than opening the hood and turning the valve off.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:41 pm

Only thing about the shutoff that far from the engine, it does take a few minutes to kill the engine with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:33 pm

That's a good point since these engines aren't gas hogs like V8s.

Speaking of V8s that shutoff valve reminds me of how race cars are set up.  The fuel shutoff has to be clearly labeled and accessible by the driver in a lot of classes.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:08 am

I had a shutoff mounted next to the carb on a 17.5 single, still took a few minutes to shut off. Had one on an oppy too and it took a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:10 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
No, it will be just an inline shutoff.  But instead of dangling on the fuel line by the engine, I have it dash mounted for easy turn off.  Like what I had on the sasquatch.

You can see that one here on the right.



Same exact one.  I got 2 of them prepping for my next build.  Smile

Where you can get those dash fuel shutoff valves? Would be a nice Feature on my mower, instead than opening the Hood to turn on or shut off the Fuel
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:11 pm

And How you did the Lettering?
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:23 pm

I bought them at Tractor Supply here.  I have seen them online too on ebay and amazon.  I don't see them on their website. Here it is from Home Depot.



Fuel Shut Off Valve

I used peel off letters and numbers.  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:44 am

That lettering is cool, but if i wanted to actually write with it I'd probably have a heart attack trying to get them all straight lol
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:02 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
I bought them at Tractor Supply here.  I have seen them online too on ebay and amazon.  I don't see them on their website. Here it is from Home Depot.



Fuel Shut Off Valve

I used peel off letters and numbers.  Smile

Thank You Mighty! I need to buy those Things as well for my Mower, soo cool features!
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