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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's Mountain Murray [2019 Build-Off Entry]   Murraymountain's Mountain Murray [2019 Build-Off Entry] - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2019 7:55 pm

Hey I'm into Ol' Red for $2000!

That's the thing with mud mowers, unless you have parts machines laying around, even though buying parts from ebay is really cheap in America, you can get nickled and dimed to death just buying parts here and there.

Hobbies cost money. However I'd rather spend $2000 building a cool tractor then $12000+ on an ATV. Most guys drop $60 on a video game no problem. I think buying $60 in tractor parts is money well spent if you enjoy the hobby. Tractor modding is one of the cheapest hobbies out there which is why I got back into it.
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Yeah I mean it takes a lot of work, but when you really look at it, putting $1200 to building a tractor better than any ATV definitely beats spending $5000 on a used 4 wheeler. I really can't afford to do this but I try, and that's all that matters right. It took me 6 months to build my hydro when I could've had it done in 4 because I ran out of money. It really depends on what you start with, I probably got a good $200 in my hydro but I started with a perfectly good lawn tractor, Whereas the MM was a total piece of junk, and now I got $150 in it and still can barely start it.

The thing with video games is that it's just a game. I mean, people are probably driving mud mowers on their games right now, and if I wanted I could just walk down to the barn, fire one up, and now I'm doing it in real life. People are just too lazy to get off their butt, pull out a wrench and ratchet, and work on something these days. But hey, more parts for us right lol!.
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I've only got $310 in the John Deere, and I'll have about $200 in the MTD when its done, a long with about $50 in the murray. I've learned if you try to reuse as many parts as you can, it's really easy to keep it cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's Mountain Murray [2019 Build-Off Entry]   Murraymountain's Mountain Murray [2019 Build-Off Entry] - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2019 10:46 am

So true. The only problem for me is that i have no parts mowers. So i have to go to the junkyard every time I need a part. But I always get stuff for free there so it's really not that bad.
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[mod]Let's try to keep the topic on the build-off entry.[/mod]

I know it is all relevant somehow, but please use the discussion area for off the wall conversation.
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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's Mountain Murray [2019 Build-Off Entry]   Murraymountain's Mountain Murray [2019 Build-Off Entry] - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2019 8:27 pm

Well, got some good news and some bad. Good first...

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It's finally running right!  Danceparty This is what the knock did today. "Noticeable on cold start, gone during warm up, loud when warm." And it doesn't seem to be the connecting rod. It sounds to me like the valve system near the camshaft or, even though it's not common, piston slap. When I'm just listening I'm almost sure it's the piston, but when I use a listening stick I'm not sure anymore. Very confusing. Anyway got the new carb on a few days ago and when I pushed the button, "silent." "Oh the push button start blew." So I ordered a new one and it came in today. "Finally! It runs!"

As far as driving it goes, I can't even seem to do the Doc Locker. The 3/4" washers are a 16th too big, the weld-on hub was not precision cut and is too small by a measurement that cannot be taken in in. or mm., and the 3/16 key stock has surface rust that won't allow it to fit in the axle. I know I can easily fix the key stock and I might be able to get some better washers, but the hub will be a beast since I can't take it back. Plus I still have to take the tranny back out of the MM, take it back apart, re-lock it, waste more RTV on it putting it back together, put it back in, find the right belt size, get another tensioner pulley, change the flat tires, fix the brakes, add a kill switch, and maybe fix the knock before I'm okay with driving it around. And to put more pressure on me, I really need this thing by next week.

So for the knock, do you think some slick 50 or sea foam in the gas or oil might help?
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To be honest, I think that no matter what you put in it to make the knock go away there is still going to be something wrong with it. I'm still wondering if it isn't an issue with the counter-balancer, assuming this Briggs uses the same setup the previous ones did.

There's usually a pretty big difference between a valvetrain noise and a bottom end noise. I haven't heard yours in person obviously, but by your description I'm thinkin' it's more of a definable bottom end type knock.

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Is there any way to post videos that were taken on a digital camera, or do I have to use Youtube? I'd like to post the knock somehow.
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To embed it in the page, you have to use YouTube. You could upload it to Google Photos and then share the link or something.
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Okay thank you!
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Alright, so I have to be honest, I kinda rushed getting it back on 4 wheels and that has taken its toll. All my fault...

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Tranny has to come back apart for the locker, and the engine, well, I'm not even sure I want that motor anymore. The MM may end up with a twin! When I get the lowe's sold I'll try to start the suspension, bumper, and whenever I get the motor on (again), the exhaust. So now we may talk about suspension...

First the rear. So I was thinking about trying something like putting seat springs from a GT6000 in between the tranny and mounts and running each bolt through the springs if you know what i mean. I would definitely need some longer bolts. Now the tranny wouldn't be secured properly so I'd need something to stop it from moving and eventually shattering the case.

(Just FYI, I really don't want anything crazy, just something to take the stiffness out of the ride.)
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Keep in mind, if your rear end is going to be able to flex a bit, you will increase the probability of throwing your belt.

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Yeah I may have to put some stupid belt guards on it.

Anyway, I really think this is what I'm gonna end up doing. I think I've come up with a solution that will only allow the tranny to move up and down (my drawing skills aren't the best)...

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First off, so they don't pop outta place, i'd weld the springs to the tranny mounts, and that part would be done. Then, I'd need to make homemade brackets that look like this...

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They'd mount to the bottom of the tranny, and be flush with the frame. One for each side, and that would take care of side to side movement. I'd probably grease them so it doesn't tear up the frame. Then, for front to rear movement, I'd weld 8 small plates to the frame. 2 for each part that's flush with the frame, and just enough space between them to fit those homemade brackets. It would take some precision measurements to pull this off, but I think I can do it. ALL the brackets will be reinforced and made with strong steel. I'd like it so that when someone decides to jump it it won't destroy the rear half of the machine. Remember, I'm not looking for something crazy, just something to reduce the bumps. If anyone sees a potential problem, let me know.
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I kinda like that Idea, but then U would need a Trans Subframe (check out Lucky7 & RS motorsports on YT) they did the same thing to stiffen their trans up!
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