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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeSat Aug 18, 2018 5:12 pm

Sebastian, if you call that abuse, I couldn't even imagine what your reaction to actual abuse is.

I didn't even hurt anything on it doing that. Hell, i couldn't hurt anything on it doing that. If your mower breaks doing what I was doing, you need to face the fact that it's a piece of sh*t and you need to fix it so it won't break at the slightest hint of real offroading.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeSat Aug 18, 2018 5:13 pm

Well frankly I don't see the point in building a tractor if you're just gonna baby it, haha.

Sweet crawling angles there Rich! Good to see the hood back on too.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 19, 2018 10:18 am

Made a hood latch
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 19, 2018 10:34 am

I put one on Red. I call it the fingers saver.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Pulled plastic bushings outta the steering, gonna see about recreating them in steel or brass/bronze
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 21, 2018 12:00 am

I like the hood on there.

I thought the tractor handled that crawling pretty well.  Seemed to have just enough power for it.

Making bushings sounds like a nice lathe project.

What are you using for an air cleaner.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 22, 2018 1:31 pm

No air cleaner, yet. That's another project i gotta do at school. Dad had an air cleaner on this engine at one time, on a like 3ft long hose. I think it ended up getting put on an ATV lol.

Got one bushing mostly done, I'll upload a pic when i get home
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 22, 2018 7:35 pm

Machining the flats on the dividing head. This is the easier of the two types of bushings, the other kind has 6 flats.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 22, 2018 7:55 pm

Handy attachment to have for just this reason.  Should make 6 flats a breeze.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 12:39 pm

Finally got some time to work on bushings again. Thought i was gonna make the steering shaft bushings outta aluminum but i found some steel the perfect size.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 5:05 pm

Nice job on the bushings! Much better than the plastic ones.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 5:11 pm

Thanks. Should be able to get them done tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 5:14 pm

Occurred to me that i might just tack these steel bushings into place where they go in on the frame. Seems like a solid idea.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 8:24 pm

yeah it does.  Looks like a blast using that indexing head with a three jaw chuck on the bridgeport.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2018 8:31 pm

That's a Lagun mill. Just happened to be the one that was closest to where the dividing head was sitting when i went to put it on lol! let me tell you, that thing's heavy!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 26, 2018 1:15 pm

Got two more cranked out today, will start making some more of the two sided ones on friday or after fall break.

Over fall break I might build a bumper and reinforce the frame. We'll see...
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 30, 2018 7:35 pm

Finally got the bushings in. Steering is pretty tight now, all the slop is in the axle mount itself.
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Working on reinforcing the frame. Not sure if you guys are gonna be impressed or are gonna say "yeah looks like a pretty RROD type job"
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Oct 01, 2018 1:54 am

Hurr dee durrr

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Weeeoooo
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So that's like 2-1/2"x1-1/4"x1/4" channel steel, she's pretty stiff now. Still needs some support on the topside of the frame, I'm working on that now
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Oct 01, 2018 7:52 am

shes gonna be stout for sure, to bad you live so far away, Id love to see this or your other tractor at a romp someday
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Oct 01, 2018 10:35 am

I'm impressed with the reinforcement.  You're welding in some C channel right where they would go if this had a c channel frame in the first place.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMon Oct 01, 2018 10:50 am

Ooh we've tuned into the C Channel, my favorite! lol!

Looks good Rich, should be an improvement for sure. Also those tabs right at the front of the C-channel look good for the front mounts of a skidplate.

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Thanks everybody. I might head up to haspin one of these times.

Took a pretty simplistic approach to the belt guard; another piece of channel bolted to the frame and trans mount. Will probably be integrated into the skidplate later on.
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Frame is really stiff. No problem with it bending now. Took her out for a ride and crawled around a bit, did nicely. Need better tires and some more weight on the front end, though.

Oh and Allis, those tabs are for the clutch pedal lol!
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