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PostSubject: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:50 pm

I've been planning to build this for awhile now, and i'm finally getting to it. So far all I have done is put bigger mud tires on it.

Plans:
-Find another engine
-Build front bumper
-Adapt my mtd grill and hood to fit
-Make a rear grab bar or rack
-Make an ammo box into a tool box
-4in rear pulley
-foot throttle
-weld possi
-and more

Here it is!

Soo wide Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:28 pm

I cant wait to see you tractor complete, what is the MTD grill look like? I think that hardest part would be either swapping the motor which isnt that hard when you think of it and making it possi, I sort of want to make mine possi but I'm just going to make chains for my rear tires
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:17 pm

Good project... what's wrong with the engine that's on there?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:20 pm

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Good project... what's wrong with the engine that's on there?
I think he mentioned in a video that it needed to be rebuilt
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:34 pm

I see. Haven't watched the vid yet. I wondered because those 28/31 OHV engines w/ pressure lube are great engines
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:44 pm

@AcreFarm wrote:
I see. Haven't watched the vid yet. I wondered because those 28/31 OHV engines w/ pressure lube are great engines
I was bored so I looked around and saw the video and watched it.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:57 pm

The mtd grill looks just like your adnmin's hood and grill, except it is orange. And no, you must have been confused the other tractor (big green) needs rebuilt. This 15.5 briggs is missing the governor plate. that is all.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:59 pm

Also, i think possi helps ALOT in mud. If you can weld it is simple to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:09 pm

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Also, i think possi helps ALOT in mud. If you can weld it is simple to do.
I would mainly be worried about welding it wrong, and wrecking the trans because it has some wobble to it and worn out some bushings.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:17 pm

Did you ever hear of the fozzy locker? i dont think there is anyway to can weld it wrong with that technique.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:31 pm

There's also no-weld ways to lock 'em up... depending on what you have
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:44 pm

^^ I think that is the 800 series, and i think that is what he has?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:03 am

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^^ I think that is the 800 series, and i think that is what he has?

And 900's too
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:10 am

Acre, is that a snorkle i see in you pictue?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:16 am

This is going to be a great project!!!! I can't wait until it's done! What type of tractor it that next to the Murray in the picture? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:24 am

If you're refering to the rusty green one, it is a 69' mtd twelve hundred.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:37 am

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Acre, is that a snorkle i see in you pictue?

Sure is

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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:18 am

Thats awesome, im planning to make one. but how did you connect it to the carb?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:07 am

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I made an adapter for the carb from a PVC cap, and just used a little pipe & an elbow for the rest of it. I found a filter that would fit on top of the PVC and made the top for that from a Briggs piston. The filter is held on by a long bolt that runs down thru the center and threads into a piece of steel inside the pipe.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:50 am

Thats cool, is it actually air tight? and how did you run your crank case breather?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:07 pm

It's air tight, I used a gasket where it mounts to the carb, and PVC cement at all the connections. The connection at the carb I went very lite with the cement so I can break it apart to service the carb. I replaced the stock breather with a piece of aluminum fitted with a barb. I connected that to a puke tank with a piece of fuel line.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:51 pm

Instead of running the breather to a catch can, couldn't you just run it to the pvc pipe somewhere on the snorkel?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:37 pm

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Instead of running the breather to a catch can, couldn't you just run it to the pvc pipe somewhere on the snorkel?

On a stock engine, yes. The stock hose may be too short, but that could be extended.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:14 pm

Hahah. nothing is ever the right length or size. I will make it work Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Murray wide body build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:15 pm

I did a little work today, (until i slipped and fell down my shed stairs, and decided to call it quits for the day). Since i didn't get to much done, I did brainstorm some idea's. I have one current question that i would like to hear some opinions on. Should i try to find a governor plate ( or make one off another engine work) for the 15.5 engine that is currently in the tractor. Or should i try to find another engine ( probably a flat head 10,11,12, or 12.5 hp). comment what you think..

before i fell, i took some pictures of the murray with the stock hood, and with the mtd hood and grille. (note the hoods are only sitting on the tractor, they are NOT bolted on at all). I like the mtd hood much better.

Stock Murray hood


MTD hood and grille


Which one do you like?? Comment!
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