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PostSubject: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:06 pm

Hey everyone. I've posted my rig over in the introduce yourself section. I figured I'd make an official build thread. This Wizard is a 1970 model (or near). Peerless 2300 trans (i think. found that out in chat) 16 horse Briggs single. Already de decked. Pulley swap coming soon. Paintjob tomorrow. Needs some gnarlier meats on the back. But she's mine. And I'm excited to start ripping up some creekbeds! I'm planning on trying to make it to Haspin next year.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:12 pm

I've always loved the look of these old MTD garden tractors. The trans being a 2300 makes sense, they're a pretty beefy transaxle. There's most likely a gearbox of sorts in the mix for fhe driveline based on the engine crank being parallel to the frame. Seems like a good heavy rig to start with! Looking forward to seeing the mods!

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:14 pm

Thanks man. Hoping to get a few looks on the atv trails around here. My buddy and i had a pull-off, he had a 22hp v twin 6speed yard-man, and my tractor completely blew him away. I'm excited to start goofin around on the trails with it. I've never seen one of these ole MTD tractors before. It was $100 on facebook and I fell in love with it. The dude delivered it that day.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:47 pm



I went to a rummage sale today. scored these old tail lights from a bicycle for the rig. It has built in headlights (they work), but no tail lights. Wanted some for the trail. These period correct ones will look superb on the tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:45 pm

Those old garden tractors look so cool. Built really beefy aswell which will be a bonus when at Haspin. Yeah as I said in the chat there is probably an RAGB shaft driven from the engine, then belt from the RAGB to the 2300. Would be interesting to see pics to see how it works.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:14 pm

Looks sweet dude! Do you have any pictures of the drivetrain? With that engine positioned like that, then there must be a RAGB in there somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:04 pm

It just so happens that I do. These are just a few photos i took while it was on the ground, when i yank the transaxle out tomorrow I'll get more comprehensive ones

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:11 pm

Those last two pictures are actually of the PTO setup. That shaft coming directly off the flywheel will be the one that goes to the gearbox most likely. I like the twin belts to drive the PTO though, no slippage there! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:12 pm

Okay. I didn't take a lot of time looking at stuff lol. I'll try to get some better photos of the right stuff tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:47 pm

Sounds good! I'm intetested to see the clutch setup, I'm assuming it's a belt clutch between the gearbox and trans or what have you.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:24 pm

What the heck is that seat from?!  It doesn't even fit in frame lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:25 pm

I believe it's from an old conversion van. I didn't put it on lol. Have another seat to go on.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:57 am

Got the first coat of paint on Destroyer today.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:14 pm

Awe...I loved the yellow patina.  Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:37 pm

LOL, I'd hardly call the old yellow paint patinaed. I think the black looks good so far! I love how you are taping off the decals, that should look great in the end.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:38 pm

I'm going to go over it once more and then I'll peel off the paint to see how she looks.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:55 pm



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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:00 pm

Oh yeah, that turned out really awesome. The yellow breaks up the black really nice. Great work!

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:08 pm

That looks pretty nice. I like the yellow, maybe paint the rims yellow too, that would look good.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:31 pm

Now we're getting somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:39 pm

Hahaha, yeah that looks way better than the big bucket seat. I just noticed that support bearing setup for the steering shaft, that's pretty neat. Wonder if it's factory.

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:41 pm

Judging by the sketchy welds, and the fact that two parts of said support are cut bolts... I'll say not. Lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:44 pm

Oh, haha. Kinda hard to see from the picture. Good to the have that little extra support though.

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"Here's another option, it's not as violent but it's dishonest. So it has that going for it" - Red Green                "Memory is good, remember that" - Tomas Haake
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:45 pm

It just adds to character!
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Wizard - "Destroyer"   Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:24 pm

Alright, I'm done for today. I'm satisfied. (Yes, i know my ghetto muffler is blown out.)
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