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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeMon 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.
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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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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeMon 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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeMon 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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeTue 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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeWed Oct 03, 2018 12:06 am

Stainless steel is a neener joke
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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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeThu 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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeThu 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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeThu 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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeThu 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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That's too much work lol
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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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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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Good stuff I guess


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This thing kinda needs an air filter lol
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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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeFri 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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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:
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Might just swap some different spindles in if I can, not sure. I'll have to see what fits
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I like bumper.
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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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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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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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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.
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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"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 9 Icon_minitimeWed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm

There's too many red tractors how about general lee orange or olive drab?
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A burnt orange might be doable.

I'm finally making spindle bushings in machine tool. They're steel.
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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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theres one of thoes at my the junk yard i like.
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