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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sat May 22, 2010 7:36 am

hmm.... i notice you have the same rims that i am using, the 13" rim with 23" tire. You know if you want to, like i did, get some old tractor rims like the ones you were comparing size to the bigger tire, cause instead of making a hub thats what ive done, if you want a better pic or view just look at my project on craftsman offroad tractor, by motorhead45102.

but those tires look pretty good, i wish i had alittle bit more agressive tire that mud wont get built up in the tread and become slicks.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sat May 22, 2010 11:52 am

@motorhead45102 wrote:
hmm.... i notice you have the same rims that i am using, the 13" rim with 23" tire. You know if you want to, like i did, get some old tractor rims like the ones you were comparing size to the bigger tire, cause instead of making a hub thats what ive done, if you want a better pic or view just look at my project on craftsman offroad tractor, by motorhead45102.

but those tires look pretty good, i wish i had alittle bit more agressive tire that mud wont get built up in the tread and become slicks.

yea funny thing is when i saw them laying there at this auction the first thing i thought was motorhead had the same ones. lol i might take another look at it, might consider it idk.
or i might just leave the ones i have on because i only paid 1 dollar for those big wheels so if they just sit there it isn't a big deal. lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sat May 22, 2010 4:20 pm

@indianaboy93 wrote:
what you guys think? Rolling Eyes so what are your guys's thoughts on those wheels for the front? will they be too much of a strain on the transaxle?
I don`t think the front tires will affect the transaxle.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sun May 23, 2010 12:39 pm

@ncredleg wrote:
@indianaboy93 wrote:
what you guys think? Rolling Eyes so what are your guys's thoughts on those wheels for the front? will they be too much of a strain on the transaxle?
I don`t think the front tires will affect the transaxle.

sorry, typo Embarassed
i ment on the rear. lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sat May 29, 2010 3:22 pm

hey guys change of plans but i think its for the better. i went garage selling today and i found a pair of rear wheel from a quad! bounce they are 22x10 on a 9 inch rim. got lots of tread on them. paid $20 bucks for the pair. i'll try and get pics later.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sat May 29, 2010 3:26 pm

That sounds alot better! $20 is a total bargain! Should be awesome cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sat May 29, 2010 3:36 pm

@Chunk wrote:
That sounds alot better! $20 is a total bargain! Should be awesome cheers

yep, asked the person selling the stuff and they said 20 bucks. and the first thing i thought in my head was you can't even buy on tire for that!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sat May 29, 2010 4:15 pm

So true! Two tyres, WITH rims, thats an incredible deal
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sun May 30, 2010 9:18 pm

@Chunk wrote:
So true! Two tyres, WITH rims, thats an incredible deal

i know i'm so excited to get them on. just have to have some hubs made. my dad might help me with the hubs.

as soon as i get those on and the new rear pulley i'll be good to go, all that and a bumper and she'll basically be complete (for now lol)
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon May 31, 2010 7:42 am

haha "for now"

you got that right, nothing of mine is ever totally finished Wink alwyas something else I can do to it. Really wanan see these tyres on the machine, will give it an awesome stance too!
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon May 31, 2010 8:57 am

@Chunk wrote:
haha "for now"

you got that right, nothing of mine is ever totally finished Wink alwyas something else I can do to it. Really wanan see these tyres on the machine, will give it an awesome stance too!

i can't wait either. now i won't slip as much in mud and snow. last winter i was always getting stuck and needing to get off and push. if i find time today (its memorial day so i have to go do 21 gun salutes at all of our local cemetaries) i'll get pics of the wheels
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon May 31, 2010 10:47 pm

hey guys, these are the wheels that will for sure go on the rear! lol i love them already and they aren't even on it.


just a little size comparison

i like the tread, aggressive but not too agressive

these are them together one is aired up and one isn't, just thought i'd show you guys the difference, they get way taller when you air them up

i was suprised when they had 8 holes.

and this is my transaxle, its a FOOTE 3865 and its a 5 speed. good or bad?
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:00 am

Cool tires- those are probably a universal atv rim - should be fairly easy to make hubs for em.

That trans should hold up good- just clean out the old grease and put heavy gear oil in it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:59 pm

Yup, once you have hubs made they'll be awesome. Very nice tyres indeed. lol

Nothing wrong with Foote. Just like dangeroustoys said, add gear oil, grease everythign up, seal and put back together and it should last jsut as long as any other
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:09 pm

Nice tires!

The foote is ok, they have a smaller bull gear then their peerless counterparts. As long as you dont try to "pop" wheelies all the time, it should be fine. I have 2 foote 4 speeds.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:05 pm

i'm glad you all like my tires. lol
i'm having trouble finding a 6 inch pulley with the ride shaft hole size and the right heighth. might have to settle for something like a 7 inch or 8. idk though i want a 6. lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:14 pm

hey guys. one thing i've always hated about most tractors is all the plastic on them. luckily mine only has it on the front for a grill. i was wondering if i took out the plastic (and liked the looks of it) and did some bracing in the front if it would be ok to have that open or with some metal mesh on it. what you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:16 am

Got any photos? You could leave it open, but it'll probably get it alot dirtier.
It would be cool to make your own grill
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:23 am

i'd like to either make my own or find an older mower hood
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:15 am

Yeah, I swapped mine for a nicer hood. MTD always make good looking tractors in general. Thats why both my replacement hoods have been MTD.
Older tractors generally look better.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:21 am

i thought about taking the hood off of my yard machines and putting it on there without its grill. it wouldn't cover the front or most of the sides. more of a hotrod look. lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:09 pm

I personally like the agway hoods. They look like an old musclecar.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:59 pm

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I personally like the agway hoods. They look like an old musclecar.

me too, or the old dynamarks. i had one (wish i kept it).
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:20 pm

Tell you what I think are the best.



Those of you who have followed me on youtube will know I have one of these. Steering is totally pooched. And the hood was cut on one side to fit an oppsed twin. But if it stuck out a little on both sides, it would look awesome! I shouldnt really dig it out sometime!
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:49 pm

Chunk- looks like an old dynamark - man i had 7 dynamarks at one time- im down to 3 now- the kleen kut is DOA at the moment tho - took the motor off and set the deck aside to keep it from rotting- the 82 and 84 still run/mow - 82 i cleaned up and parked in the shed - 84 i changed the oil on and changed the gas line/put a shut off valve on it.

I dunno i keep going back and forth sometimes about the kleen kut - wether to keep it mowing or eventually mod it( id go hot rod mod- low and fast- id leave it all rusty for a rat rod)- its a pain in my arse - it ran good then started acting up , i let it sit for a few months and it wouldnt start. i parked the KK engineless for a few months now.

Eventually ill find time to tinker with em all.....
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 Craftsman II   Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:44 am

It's a westwood. Im pretty sure we've had this discussion before Laughing
I think Dynamark may have borrowed this design, but cheaper made. Because these things were around in the late 70's. They're rediculously heavy.

Ive got a chassis sitting outside my garage with everything stripped, only the front axle remains. And its still heavy! Im planning on keeping it, and welding the chassis to the other westwood, so I can make that pick up tractor design. Twisted Evil
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