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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 06, 2019 12:04 pm

@Jeremiah R. Cooper wrote:
@SebastianAlbrecht that be cool to see if a time transaxle will hold up

IDK Y it shouldn't...

22" shouldnt be too much force to the MST when its rebuilt...
& I want to pull a trailer with the AYP in it....
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@SebastianAlbrecht you said you wanted to do something similar meaning high speeds with a heavy trailer. A three-quarter inch transaxle won't hold up. If you leave it unlocked all that weight on the hitch plate will snap the transaxle in the middle. If you lock it and have real wide 22s pulling a heavy trailer like that at high speeds it will snap. The only chance of something like that holding up is if you did it on flat land but if you're going to try to pull it up a hill there's no way. It's one thing to drag something heavy with rope but it's another thing to hook a trailer straight to your tow hitch and you got all that tongue weight pushing down on your rear end.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 23, 2019 6:38 pm

Updated the exhaust a bit. Shortened the extension I had before and made it push out in front of the tire.
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Sounds thumpy, took a lot of the sharpness away
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 23, 2019 6:41 pm

Forgot i made hubcaps on a CNC mill at school. Not great but better than before.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun Mar 24, 2019 8:48 am

The exhaust sounded good. Is it a 2 into 1?
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Yeah. Not a very good one.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2019 11:07 pm

I have some questions about how you did your front axle and spindles to take the 21in fronts. I went looking for that in the thread but remembered that the first have of your thread got chopped off. Are you using the stock pivot point? Hod did you do your spindles?
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You can find pics in the first half of the thread (the one you see in the most popular or top threads or whatever on here), but basically the front end is completely custom, first i made a custom front end that sat in the original axle slot, then i cut that axle slot out and made one with a lower pivot and better articulation out of 4" C channel i made into a sort of U shape(I added some caster to help steering too). Some time after that I got the 21x7-10 fronts to replace the 18x6.50-8s I used to have. I cut the lip off the side of the stock 6" rims and welded bolts on for studs, runs straight enough for what I do. I also chopped off the spindles i had at the time and welded on some new ones(just ¾" bolts) as sort of a leveling kit so my from end didn't sit up so much.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2019 11:28 pm

Okay thanks for the help. I probably gonna be doing something similar the the Craftsman GT because It is probably gonna get bigger fronts. And I want it to sit fairly level.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeFri May 24, 2019 9:46 pm

Just noticed i popped another wheel on this thing. Dang it. I gotta turn a sleeve on the lathe so I stop doing this. Or some 5x4.5 hubs.
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Oh well it'll survive til tomorrow. Or else I'm driving one wheel peel.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeYesterday at 7:32 am

HOW do U destroy Rims like that???
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Well i actually take my stuff offroad and use it. So it happens after a while
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Turning a sleeve might work and would be fun with the lathe. Don’t you have some wheels with a lug pattern that you just have to buy hubs for?
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Sounds like I might should reinforce my Rims as well
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 7 Icon_minitimeYesterday at 9:14 pm

There's no reason a sleeve won't work. I just don't have the material yet. I have those rims yeah but no hubs.

I've seen 8" rims bust too, maybe you should Seb
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