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 Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:29 am

Sorry for not posting much or anything. Been pretty busy last week being in Nebraska and finally got home then got a bad cold so haven't been feeling the greatest but recently I have done some work on this thing. Cleaned the carb and now it runs and idles nicely and put the fenders back on , it has 3 link front suspension now that is full functional and gives about 8 inches of travel up and down with some soft coil overs from a 99 cc Honda motorcycle. Still can't find the other agg tire but oh well it will turn up sometime. Had a sketchy first test drive with no steering, thorttle, brakes or clutch and a flat tire. Used a idler pulley on anew old tranny mount to manually pull the slack out of the belt in 4th gear and feathered the throttle on the engine and it drives! The front suspension is light enough that the engine can lift the frame if I pulled up the pulley to much to clutch it. Needs some steering and a real clutch andable a smaller pulley on the engine so it has more torque but it's getting somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:29 pm

Great progress.  I hope you post some pictures soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:31 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
Great progress. I hope you post some pictures soon!

I'm with Carl on this one lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:46 pm

I will when I can, forum wouldn't let me upload on slow wifi
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:30 am

Ok, so here's an update! Need to buy a new front pulley and rig up some steering and a clutch then it should drive, still lots to do but I am making progress but ran out of funds temporarily. Did drive in a straight line to see about pulley ratio and I have decided to go for a 6 inch engine pulley to the 7.5 inch rear pulley and it will go about 10 MPhil roughly in 4th gear. Which for a 5hp engine is pretty good I think
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:43 am

I hear ya on the funds... Sounds good Biggas.

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:22 pm

sounds like a good top speed choice.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Pics....


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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:32 pm

Interesting front bumper there, that oughta keep people outta the way lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 pm

Yup!!! I have more spikes to add still for added danger, err umm hood protection...
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