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Murraymountain
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PostSubject: The Scat Rat   The Scat Rat Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm

I am not building this yet, but, I think it can be another possibility for the 2020 Build Off.

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All it is right now is a Ford hood, and a GT6000 body and floorboards. I'll be collecting parts all year and until the build starts. Why "Scat Rat"? Because this is a rat rod that better have some "scat" factor to it. This build won't be finished until it does burnouts and donuts on pavement. Plans...

-No paint, and uncover ALL the rust I can find on the GT6000 parts to go better with that hood.

-Either a 12 horse Briggs Flathead or an Oppy. I want torque and HP.

-No idea on a tranny, probably whatever I can get my hands on.

-Lower the stance.

-Hoping for a higher speed, at least 35MPH.

-Drag tires.

-And a bunch of stupid rat rod stuff like modified steering wheel, small uncomfortable seat, maybe even skirt blower exhaust.

This build better blow my hat off... Literally.


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PostSubject: Re: The Scat Rat   The Scat Rat Icon_minitimeWed Jul 10, 2019 10:05 pm

How's this one going? Do you have a frame?
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PostSubject: Re: The Scat Rat   The Scat Rat Icon_minitimeThu Jul 11, 2019 8:09 am

I still only have what you see in the pic. That stripped down JD deck you see in the background, everything in the pic is sitting behind it in the weeds getting the body rusty as I collect parts lol. Whenever I see something that catches my eye at the scrapyard or the junkyard, I'll just pick it out and throw it back there with the rest of the parts.

I am going to the junkyard today actually and maybe the scrapyard so I'll have my eye out for a frame.
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PostSubject: Re: The Scat Rat   The Scat Rat Icon_minitimeThu Jul 11, 2019 8:46 am

Not sure of the tools you may have, but you could build a frame?

Bah... what am I thinking.  With the price of metal, salvaging a frame would be cheaper!  The Scat Rat 2731072446

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PostSubject: Re: The Scat Rat   The Scat Rat Icon_minitimeThu Jul 11, 2019 8:49 am

I mean you *could* do it bolt together, better to weld it though.

I wish i had the half motivation you guys do, I've the tooling to do about anything i want lol.
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PostSubject: Re: The Scat Rat   The Scat Rat Icon_minitimeThu Jul 11, 2019 9:00 am

I'd LOVE to build a frame for it, but without a welder, it's just too much work. I mean my Murray's frame is complete, so when I strip it down I'm gonna get it welded. But I can't have someone else build one from scratch and then pay them, it'd be too much.
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PostSubject: Re: The Scat Rat   The Scat Rat Icon_minitimeTue Jul 23, 2019 6:41 pm

So, still no parts, but I'm still hoping to find an LT1000  to part out. That'd give this one some well needed parts. But anyway, I think I've come to a decision on the motor and trans. I, 'think', Ima go for a V-Twin. 20 HP and up. Trans is most likely gonna be the Peerless 820 of course. I just think it'll handle better on the road and constantly shifting gears. But, like always, I don't have the parts yet.
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PostSubject: Re: The Scat Rat   The Scat Rat Icon_minitimeSat Aug 24, 2019 5:45 pm

Well, got me a backbone...

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The Craps-man is kindly donating parts to help others live on. I thought...

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I guess the curse of the Craps-man always comes back to bite... Due to a "slight" navigation issue during transportation, and human brain error, the rear of the frame had an encounter with a trampoline causing major minor damage to the rear section ( scratch did you understand any of that? The Scat Rat 1098998679). Well I guess I planned on rebuilding the rear section anyway...


Meanwhile, in my brain...

I've decided to do a horizontal shaft in this one since this will be my only chance to go horizontal on something. I'm hoping for an 18 -20 HP horizontal shaft Vangaurd... And you guys have probably already concluded that a big ol' stupid GT trans is going in (2300, 633a, whatever works best). Vertical shaft trannies aren't gonna suite this build...
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