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PostSubject: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:54 pm

Hey guys, this is my first post here so bear with me.

So I got these two Murray widebodys for free in a package deal. One had a blown 12.5 hp b&s and the other had a seized 15.5 hp b&s. We replaced the blown 12.5 with a new one and sold it. But on the other hand, the 15.5 happend to be deckless, and it turns out that it was a mouse nest between the coil
and the flywheel that caused it to seize. $50 later, it runs and drives (ish). So now it's to be a mud mower. Thinking about entering it into the build-off.

Here's some pics of it torn down (i didn't get any pics of it before i started to work on it. Sorry.)...






Here's the plan...

-New orange paint

-Reinforced frame, hood, and steering column

-New ATV tires

-Recoil pull start

-Snorkel

-Gas pedal

-LED headlights & tail lights

-Brush gaurd

-Locked transmission

-Pulley swap

-Catch can

-Suspension

-Exhaust

-Hand brake

-Rear gaurd/rack

And a few other small things.


So I think the plan is going to be a $500 budget, enter it in the build-off, run it in my towns Christmas parade and sell it for a profit. Hopefully this will be a fun build.

Next step, find a place to get welding done.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:09 pm

Welcome! Love to see the the build progress!

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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:09 am

Thanks. Yea I'll try to as much as i can but it looks like i can't get any welding done 'til next week. Small towns lol. Do you know where the build-off takes place.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:22 am

Basically you can have an admin@"MightyRaze" move your thread to the builoff entry section in the 2019 build off section. You’re missing a sign with the password in your pictures but you’re pretty much good to go.

I’d say if you realistically have the time and the budget to build it by the end of the contest then do it!

What is a catch can for?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:37 pm

Go over
http://www.atltf.com/t5968-2019-build-off-rules-and-guidelines
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http://www.atltf.com/t5975-ready-set-build-entry-instructions-and-password-here

Shoot me a pic with the sign and I can add it to your original post on this page and move it to the competition.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:31 pm

Nice rig!  Not sure you need a catch can unless the rings are bad or the pcv is messed up or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:05 pm

I've heard about how catch cans aren't really needed but I can smell a little bit of oil burning in the exhaust on the mower I run (the one in the profile picture) and its kind of annoying considering it has a brand new head gasket. I've never tried one yet so if it doesn't work then it's in the trash it goes.

As for the build off it all depends on the money made from selling riding mowers this year and how to get it to wherever the build off takes place. I'll see if I can get the pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:49 pm

Nice to see another Widebody entered....

I threw mine in this years Build-Off....

IMO the catch can wo'nt help you with the Oil burn, since most of the times the oil burn is caused by too less Oil changes and more wear at the cylinder and rings...

U should disconnect the PCV hose and look if it's puking tons of white smoke or oil out, and then I would get 1, otherwise not.. I never had the problem that my 11HP Flathead puked Oil in the Air Filter, and I ran it 3/4 year with too much Oil, and I ripped the mower around lots of sharp corners and stuff...

I would try it without, and when it's impossible to live without, get 1!

BTW a good life hack for the Exhaust smoke (burnt Oil smells so tasty... JK ) is to run sidepipes under the Floorboards or exit in the Back, or U go the good old Stack...



that's how I did it with mine, since it burns a tiny bit of Oil under hard Load, and U don't really smell it when riding...
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 pm

@Murraymountain wrote:
Thanks. Yea I'll try to as much as i can but it looks like i can't get any welding done 'til next week. Small towns lol. Do you know where the build-off takes place.
the build off is not in a certain place it is on this forum. as i understand you post your pics of your progress and finished product here and others on here judge you. that's the way i understand it.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:48 pm

If thats how it works then I don't know why I can't enter it, we'll see.

Alright so if I can't fit the catch can into the budget then it's out of the plan. Besides I'm expecting the budget to knock off more than just a catch can.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:11 pm

Here's a sketch of what it should look like when its done.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:31 pm

Guess what found some old pics of the murray. Here they are:

here's where I found it


here's after getting it running

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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:40 pm

transmission out





wobbly gears
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:03 am

Nice Pics!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:01 pm

Alright so I am entering into the build-off this year. Just need to know if I can use any password or if it needs to be a specific one? Once I know I can finish the sign and post the pic.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:08 pm

@Murraymountain wrote:
Alright so I am entering into the build-off this year. Just need to know if I can use any password or if it needs to be a specific one? Once I know I can finish the sign and post the pic.

Nice! It needs to be this year's password, goulash. That shows the admins that you didn't just build this 6 months ago and keep the pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:31 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:40 am

Okay thanks. I should have the pics sometime today.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:02 pm

Here it is:



if the sign is kinda hard to read this should help.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:18 pm

Well, you will have to start a new thread in the Build-Off section...

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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:41 pm

Go to the page
http://www.atltf.com/t5975-ready-set-build-entry-instructions-and-password-here

Follow the steps.  You have them just need to post in the right place for the build off.

After you do that, you might want to go over 
http://www.atltf.com/t5968-2019-build-off-rules-and-guidelines

To make sure you follow guideliness.  This thread can go idle while you post to the build off.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:59 pm

Alright. I'll try to do that now. By the way we are getting some bad weather here which will probably cause the internet to go out so we may not have an update for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:05 pm

We only ask that you update your build off thread at least once a month.  That's 9 posts minimum start to finish if you started at open.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:08 pm

Okay. I'm trying to in the build off section right now but says something about 2018 build off entries only, that okay or am I doing something wrong?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray mud mower build   Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:10 pm

That's it.  Oversight on my part.  Thanks for the heads up!

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