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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:43 pm

So Iwe a mount and shifter, that's about it tho. I need to figure out the ragb setup and I think I am going to run belts on both ways.


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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:45 pm

So is it not going on the Murray?
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 pm

do you have more work to do to mount the transaxle? I can’t tell from the pictures if the axle tubes are bolted to your tractor frame or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:43 am

The axle mounts halfway bolt up, I am going to weld some extra material so I can bolt the front holes up.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:30 am

that sounds like a pretty easy fix it looks like it fits and they’re great.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:19 pm

I was hoping the 2300 was going in the Murray. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:46 pm

That 2300 would destroy the murray. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:47 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
That 2300 would destroy the murray.  LOL
Yeah that's the point. I HATE Murrays!!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:39 pm

Well looks like the engine is going to be pulled so I can flip it over and remove the mowing hardware and figure out the gearbox setup. A belt twist wpuld be easier..............took off the hood and dash, rest is going to get removed probably too for wiring.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:34 pm

What are your thoughts on converting it to a horizontal shaft engine to eliminate the beltwist or RAGB?
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:39 pm

Not many thoughts on that. Cause I don't have a horizontal engine
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:54 pm

Huh. I just threw away the base from my horizontal....... It had 650 hours on it and bad compression amount other things . Too bad i threw it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:05 pm

I made that mistake several years back before I realized I could convert. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:13 am

so do the verticals have the oil lube pressure holes in the block?
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 03, 2018 1:24 pm

So could I justjust mount the engine onon its side ? I till have the oil sump part and the intake manifold.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 03, 2018 5:53 pm

Don't take my word for it, but I think so.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 03, 2018 6:04 pm

You'd have to do something for a dipstick tube as well. Also I'm not sure how you'd bolt it down to the frame in that configuration.

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu May 03, 2018 8:30 pm

Are the oppy’s easier to convert to horizontal shaft!
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon May 14, 2018 2:50 pm

Well I stripped off most of the mowing hardware and wiring. Drive train work up next.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 22, 2018 10:44 pm

Got one tire home, still haven't found the other one. Has a lot of dry got cracks but only leaks from a small one so slime or tubes will fix it. A lot wider than the previous tire was, so the rack is in the way and is going to be removed.




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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 22, 2018 10:50 pm

Hey that looks really good on there! Should look pretty slick with both mounted up. Also that tire appears to have great tread, like it was hardly used almost. Pretty good for free! Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 22, 2018 11:02 pm

Now locating the other tire is going to be very hard, as I simply stumbled on this one and the other is somewhere around his 6 acre yard that has dozens of machines and dozens of vehicles and with enough parts to build a battleship buried all over with tons of combines half emerged in the ground . Oh and the amazing wild blackberries that have half inch razor sharp thorns cover the edges of the property.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 22, 2018 11:13 pm

@biggasmowers wrote:
Now locating the other tire is going to be very hard, as I simply stumbled on this one and the other is somewhere around his 6 acre yard that has dozens of machines and dozens of vehicles and with enough parts to build a battleship buried all over with tons of combines half emerged in the ground . Oh and the amazing wild blackberries that have half inch razor sharp thorns cover the edges of the property.
LOL, it actually sounds like fun.  Good luck man!
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue May 22, 2018 11:17 pm

Yeah, tomorrow I am getting a trailer and the cub cadet . Hopefully get that running to tow stuff around the yard and mowing . Also I am getting a dyt 4000 from a guy . Might get that mowing and then sell the mtd and keep the craftsman. Options galore
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PostSubject: Re: Biggasmowers "Muckraker" [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun May 27, 2018 1:46 pm

Figuring out belt twist ideas. Still working on it, and will probably end up with something like mighty has on kal-el .

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