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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:46 pm

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.


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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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:49 pm

I like that belt guard a lot.  Something like that would work great on Ol' Red.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:10 pm

Yeah I didn't really run it into any logs like I did with mutt's skidplate yet but it seems to work nice (in terms of not interfering with belt stuff lol)

Wonder what I could use this big stainless shipping bracket for...

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:13 pm

Yeah I can't find the protractor so not much got done with the bumper lol

I didn't really have any plans of doing this but I just kinda did it: shortened the clutch pedal shaft. Thought the original design was dumb where it went all the way across, way too easy to hit and bend.


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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:06 am

Stainless steel is a neener joke
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:24 am

I'm partially brain dead from how little sleep I've gotten, but work continues on the bumper

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:44 pm

I got the mount built and painted it. Gotta drill two more holes and cut the ends off and she'll be mint
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:55 pm

You and your snapchat posts, good lord boy.

Looks pretty cool Rich! I like the angle it's at, should help it mount stuff easier. Got any spare sealed beams lying around you could throw in that empty headlight hole?

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:58 pm

Yeah lol I got the one i replaced with the one that was in there
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:59 pm

Is that channel steel running up and down the frame? I like it but, why not just use that and then get rid of the old frame?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:01 pm

That's too much work lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:12 pm

Well pretty much ya just use the fenders and hood and dash, id like to try that some time, probably would make a better frame that any mower frame could ever be built up.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:22 pm

That'd be cool for a racer or something I suppose. I certainly have enough channel steel to make a frame. Maybe next build off lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:01 pm

Good stuff I guess








This thing kinda needs an air filter lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:46 pm

Looks pretty tough! Add a pointy, dangerous stinger and it could be MUTT's twin. lol! How the front axle articulation with this one?

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:47 pm

Good idea for the front bumper, looking nice. Looks like you could fit a small K&N filter onto the carb.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:34 pm

Lol, don't think I need the pointy part. Articulation is pretty good, the wheels do hit the hood at full stop so i might do something about that.

My idea today was to romp it til something failed, and I did manage to do that. Always knew these steering arms were flimsy, didn't know they were this flimsy:


Might just swap some different spindles in if I can, not sure. I'll have to see what fits
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:23 pm

I like bumper.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:34 pm

I like the bumper too.  It almost has an old firetruck look with a beefy front bumper up against some weathered red and white paint.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:27 pm

@muckmudd wrote:
I like bumper.

Short and direct, I like it

I don't the burgundy and cream is staying lol. I just have no idea what to paint it.

That being said, ideas for paint?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:54 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
@muckmudd wrote:
I like bumper.

Short and direct, I like it

I don't the burgundy and cream is staying lol. I just have no idea what to paint it.

That being said, ideas for paint?
Don't paint it.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Well I don't really like the burgundy and white lol it's just gross.

I stole the nice seat cover off the grass cutter for er. She's been doing a good job all day pulling around a sled with scrap on it, since I didn't wanna put fuel in mutt and then deal with her noise.


A ball hitch would be nice to have on here, since the only wagon I have takes a 2" ball. Might do something with that eventually.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm

There's too many red tractors how about general lee orange or olive drab?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:59 pm

A burnt orange might be doable.

I'm finally making spindle bushings in machine tool. They're steel.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:21 pm

A bolt on 2" ball hitch setup may be coming soon, I'd like to be able to pull my little trailer with her.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:54 am

theres one of thoes at my the junk yard i like.
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