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 Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:16 pm

I stumbled across a couple of good finds on craigslist last night, picked up parts this morning, and now I'm entering a 1962 Wheel Horse Model 702 that I'm turning into a mud/rally tractor named "Mud Rat".  







Here is my build plan:

-Wheel Horses usually have Kohler engines so I found this 196cc OHV Kohler engine I'm going to put in it.
-control the throttle via a gas pedal
-the shafts turn on the transaxle but it's stuck in gear so I'm going to soak it in diesel to see if I can free it up
-acquire and paint front rims for it
-paint the wider rear rims I have for it that are off a later model Wheel Horse
-feed the motor from the stock gas tank
-replace broken steering gear
-repair worn out spinldes
-I bought the tractor in pieces and I've never worked on a Wheel Horse from this era so I'm starting from the ground up
-23" or 25"atvs tires in the rear
-16" or 18" atv tires up front
-build front bumper
-build or find a rear drawbar
-custom exhaust, most likely a nice looking stack

Maybe List (money and time permitting):

-I love the way the old hood, dash, and fenders look in their current state, but I might paint the frame
-add alternator and electrical system with lights
-install a custom front axle with suspension




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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:54 pm

Last night my dad and I took the shifter out of the transaxle and noticed that the shift forks could move back and forth with no clicking sounds.  The transaxle wasn't seized up like the guy told me. I don't think the shifter was inserted into the shift forks correctly either. It seemed as if the balls, spring, and pin that interlock the shift forks in their detents were missing.  Every gear worked, and the oil and parts inside looked pretty good.

Tonight I split the case.  One ball, spring and pin, were in the right spot but the other ball was down in the oil ( I found it after I bought a 29 cent ball at the hardware store).  I put the second ball and shiftfork back in and now it works as it should and you can feel the clicks between the gears.  I also flipped the pinion gears in the differential so I am now LOCKED!

There is some where on the gears but I'm not sure if it's anything to be concerned about or not.











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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 pm

Not bad. One gear is a little worn. Not bad.

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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:37 am

Here's an idea of what I'm going for here.



Original red body work, Black frame and axles, except I would like to go with silver rims or maybe something else.  I'd like some ideas on rim color.

The front and rear tires have been picked out.  The front of this thing is getting some kind of suspension.  Possibly a triangulated four link.

rear tires

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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 am

Sounds super cool Carl! Love the tires you picked.

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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:56 am

Wow the larger rear tires come out cheaper than the fronts. Those are some sweet tires for the money
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:28 am

You’ll never guess who found the deal on the rear tires... BEAL!
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:18 am

Its a pretty neat pile of parts
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:26 am

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
You’ll never guess who found the deal on the rear tires... BEAL!

I got my huge rear tires for just a couple bucks less plus Free Shipping Twisted Evil
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Li'l Red Murray 1998 Murray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42505x92A
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy_Carl's Mud Rat [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:36 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
You’ll never guess who found the deal on the rear tires... BEAL!


See Im good for something.    
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