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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:33 pm

Uhh oh....


Spill the beans Mighty, what did you goof??
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:10 pm

Suspension setup looks good. be a shame if you completely screwed it up somehow and had to cut it all apart
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:26 pm

No, just a little rework, but nothing I need to cut and redo at this time.

No it has been a day of agitation.  No progress made:

While trying to figure out a good spot for the third link mount to the frame I realized I was struggling and need to review my breakdown pictures.

Got on my computer and realized I lost all my breakdown pictures when my computer and backup drive cratered when they got zapped with static electricity.

Due to lack of breakdown pix, I decided to try a partial reassembly of the tractor and steering hardware.  I quickly realized the lack of room underneath the tractor.

I also noticed I had no room for steering where I have my outer links attached to the frame.

I also cannot remember how the brake runs through all the stuff under the frame.  I think it goes through the back foot board rest.  It's hanging up.  That massive brake works really well.

I also think I dropped every nut bolt and tool on the garage floor.  Overall a very frustrating day.

On a positive note, I did figure out how to redo the outer links and use the existing mounts to assist with the inner link.  

Also, I have about half an inch between the foot board and the tire.  YIKES!  I think when all is said and done I may have about 3/4 of an inch.

Plan at this point is to run a 5/8 rod through the current mount point for outer links for the center link, while at the same time beefing up those mounts and lower new outer link mounts.  Then run a center brace for that 5/8 rod so it does not bend.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:49 pm

Kal doing a dance.  Not the happy kind.


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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:47 pm

I was serious when i offered to sell you a RAGB . that belt twist is going to be a pain in the keister.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:28 pm

belt twist!
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:28 pm

Yeah..... Not sure how that's going to work very well with the clutching aspect of it .
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:46 pm

Fun stuff.... not. Round 2 is hitting as we speak.




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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:10 pm

@mightyraze wrote:
Fun stuff.... not.  Round 2 is hitting as we speak.



Do you still have power? We had a bad ice storm a few years ago and were without power for almost 4 days. Not fun at all....
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:19 pm

Is there a reason why you are doing a belt twist instead of just putting a simple RAGB?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:10 pm

Yeah we still have power at this time. Much of the power in my area is underground in the residential area where most of the trees are. The main lines, they keep them cleared back pretty good.

It came with the belt twist, I personally have had no issues with belt twists. Honestly I don't want to drop a couple hundred in a RAGB. And if I did, I would have to remove the fender brake as it runs across the opening in the frame for the belt.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:21 am

I will sell you one that is in very good condition with no worm gear slop for 40 bucks plus shipping . 7/8" shafts with aluminum housing. Off of a Toro. I can pot some pics if your interested
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:01 pm

Thanks, but I think I am good.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:44 pm

Okay. Have fun ! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:22 pm

Looks like we lost another limb on another tree.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:59 pm

Having a smashing time?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:32 pm

Looks like it. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:18 am

I have done absolutely nothing lately.  Been too many other projects to do.  That and ice storm stuff.  I have some chainsawing to do.  Lost about 5 tree limbs.  Not bad considering we had about 0.4 inches of ice.

I need to also go get some parts to continue the build.  

Another project I had to do was, during the ice storm the garage door was frozen shut and broke the opener.  Got the new one installed today.  It is super nice and super quiet.  It even has a battery backup on it.  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:42 am

Oh well. You have plenty of time anyways. I'm in no rush either.
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:56 pm

I did get some parts today.. Looks like I need a few more. Did I mention things are a bit tight under the frame? Lots of factory braces everywhere. I may need to re-engineer some of those. We will see.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:50 am

had about the same amount of ice over two storms last week, and now all of our roads are muddy and tore up from traffic . Sadly i dont have a running mower right now but i plan to get the craftsman running again after i fix the rear belt keeper that bent and keeps throwing the belt off and it needs a new idler on the clutch. Did cut some fire wood and found out i needed to clean the carb as it was bogging down way to easy , after some carb tlc it runs quite well again. NEW garage door openers are great aren't they?
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:32 pm

So, I could not sleep last night. I was having 3 link nightmares. I did a lot of thinking today with half the day off from work. I think I will cut back off a couple brackets on my front axle and try plan B. I got out some of my square tube and did some measuring and more thinking.



Hush Allis... you know what I am thinking.

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:51 pm

3-link nightmares...lol- but Plan B looks promising!
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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:56 pm

Ah, do I see a 1 link coming together here mighty? Haha, that'd be cool to see on ol' Kal!

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PostSubject: Re: [Complete] Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:04 pm

AK, I said hush. LOL.

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