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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:30 pm

Lol. Was doing some stresses today. Speed and hit the off road fast too.

Top speed is 18mph right now. Maybe some tuning and may see 20mph not worried about going faster. While forcing the front to flex I ended up busting the u joint off my steering gear.   Nothing a re-weld won't fix.   I may try to shorten the steering too.

Also I was surprised how much that old frame flexes.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:44 pm

Sounds good. How's the 2300 sound at speed?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:50 pm

Quiet until you let off the gas.  Then there is a whine.  Little bit disk brake rub sound.

The thing that shocks me is the amout of frame twist this thing has.  I think it twists more than Li'l Red.  It's enough to make me reconsider it being primary.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:39 pm

Any chance of reinforcing the frame?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:29 pm

That's my vote.  Maybe you could make some bolt-on cross members or reinforcement pieces?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:15 pm

I have added 1 brace that is my monolink point. I hope to add another to help with the foot boards on the rear side. Just have to make sure the belt does not rub. It's pretty busy underneath.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:08 pm

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Lol. Was doing some stresses today. Speed and hit the off road fast too.

Top speed is 18mph right now. Maybe some tuning and may see 20mph not worried about going faster. While forcing the front to flex I ended up busting the u joint off my steering gear.   Nothing a re-weld won't fix.   I may try to shorten the steering too.

Also I was surprised how much that old frame flexes.


Got the steering fixed tonight!  Turns out I only tack welded the socket to the shaft.  Go me.  It's burned on this time. Beal Burger

I was thinking about the twisting.  I think most of this is due to the wide rear end.  I think I will take off the rear spacers when I get the chance.  Make sure the tires do not hit the foot boards.  I may end up trimming them up.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:50 pm

I’m not sure that would totally eliminate the twisting but I could see it alleviating it on certain uneven terrain.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:26 pm

Maybe a long skid plate from front to back made up of 2 bars that spread out and come together in certain spots that bolts in. Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:11 am

All good ideas... i was looking at some twisting and it appears to be from the monolink point forward.  I was thinking of welding in an X brace up there on the underside and see if that would help.  We are not talking serious bend, but maybe about quarter to half inch twist in extreme surface.  Enough to jack up the hood.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:06 am

Popped the head covers off last night.  Lots of carbon build up.  Also on the right side (upper head) there was minor oil seepage it appeared.  I'm guessing rings are wearing out on that side.  I polished it up and going to send it for now.  Oh and head gaskets seemed fine little scorching near the valves but cleaned up. (not that old looking either)




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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Where was the oil leaking from? the head gasket?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:46 pm

Yes it looks that way, but it had to pass the rings to get to that point
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:18 pm

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Where was the oil leaking from? the head gasket?

Inside the cylinder chamber and out where the head gasket was loose.  All this time I thought it was a loose plug.  It's slow enough that I don't blow white smoke yet.  The pic above is the opposite side, it was just carbon build-up with some blowout where it was loose too.  I forgot to take a pic from the side in question.  My hands were very oily at that time and momentarily lost my phone.  LOL

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:58 pm

I've seen oil come out from under the head and around the head bolts on oppys. They ran just fine too. Really isn't an issue unless there's a serious loss of power lol.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:23 pm

Yeah, I have seen that.  Not sure where that comes from yet.  Don't see any cracks in the block.

Trimmed the foot boards and added a tether kill today.






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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:55 pm

Safety first!!!
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:47 pm

No no Carl. Safety third, LOL. The 2 before it are safety and safety, LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:58 pm

LOL...

Started working a few other things I hope pan out.  Also, looking at those pix...Kal is starting to get dusty.  HAHA..

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:11 am

Pressure wash it! and then polish the paint so you can see it shining from here LOL
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:48 am

I just picked up a pan frame Murray with this same hood on it. Thinking about puttin it on an AYP frame for my next build...
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:47 am

Did you put an epoxy or kV clear coat on it, would be a shame to scratch up that paint pretty paint job
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:59 pm

Well my little project worked out.  Even holds my weight pretty well... that is more than 4x's what should be the heaviest it would take.





And my partner in crime...



Now to clean it up and paint.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:54 pm

Great RACK!  You're tractor looks more complete now.  So where's the toolbox going?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:00 pm

Cool deal Mighty! Looks super sturdy, should work great for sure. It'll definitely be handy to have some decent storage space. I like your pup as well!

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:56 pm

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Great RACK!  You're tractor looks more complete now.  So where's the toolbox going?

Still thinking of some tweaks for it.  I have contemplated maybe a midrange shelf?  Something to put a toolbox or something in under there?  Still thinking as I do not know what toolbox to use at this time.  I may go with a ammo canister.  Still in brainstorming.

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Cool deal Mighty! Looks super sturdy, should work great for sure. It'll definitely be handy to have some decent storage space. I like your pup as well!

Thanks AK!

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