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PostSubject: Murray Garden & Utility   Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:00 pm

So I tinkered a little bit on that 85 Murray GT.  Right now I will start a thread on it in the Utility thread.  I am leaning towards a Utility Build possibly for this tractor.  I'll need to come up with a project codename as well then come back and update the title.



Seeing if this thing will fire up!!!



Looks good!

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:50 am

Utility seems like a good fit for this rig I think. In that case I expect some heavy duty steering and a beefy home-built front axle with steering knuckles! lol!

Any ideas as far as tires for it? Or is that stuff all still in the works?

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:41 am

It's an open canvas.  

I will probably put ags on the back of this one.  I have a sleeve hitch for it.  I'll leave this transaxle unlocked.  Beyond that, I will probably take notes etc.  Maybe build some stuff for it?  We will see.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:26 pm

Unlocked is great for working tractors.  They don't tear up the lawn that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:38 pm

Suppose to snow tonight.  Already in Oklahoma?  Go figure.  Put it' hood back on.


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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:20 pm

I've talked with some other members about this project.  I wasn't feeling motivated and was going to scrap it and just use it as parts for Kal.  Well, I have had many nights to sleep on it and had the need today for a utility tractor again for some yard use that wasn't "locked" in the rear.  My old utility tractor became the Craftsman Hotrod.  

So, as time and $$ presents itself, I have decided to go ahead and build the tractor.  Things I plan:

* Clean and Paint
* Go through and decarbon engine
* Change Transaxle oil
* New tires
* Replace the rag joint with something else?
* I have the sleeve hitch for the tractor, reinstall it.
  +  I have impliments that can be used with it.  
* Build a front bumper
* Maybe create a mount for it to share the the front blade

Now to name it I guess...

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* Change hood to an old craftsman one that I had on it. It will need some mods to work. I'll put this one back on Li'l Red.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:20 pm



I think I will be using this hood.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:02 am

@MightyRaze Are you sure it has a Rag joint?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:03 am

Yeah for the steering. It has that crazy fiber disk.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:13 am

@MightyRaze oh ok, I was thinking it was a shaft drive, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:37 am

LOL, I should have clarified. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:48 am

I like that hood a lot.  You could put some attractive cut outs in it for the oppy heads if you have to.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Garden & Utility   Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:52 am

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
I like that hood a lot.  You could put some attractive cut outs in it for the oppy heads if you have to.

I will definitely have to cut out the hood for the oppy.  I have some ideas that I could rivot to the sides where I cut it out.  It should help with the structural integrity. Then again it may not need it. We will see when I cross that hurdle.

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