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PostSubject: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeTue Feb 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Ok, so what do you guys think;

I want to build a V4, or V6 lawn tractor.
I've seen either V8 lawn tractors that don't go fast, or ones that hardly resemble a tractor. I want to build one that is fast (I can use it as a car), and that still resembles a tractor.

I was thinking car engine, transmission, rear axle, and rear brakes. Not sure about steering (may want power with all the added weight, but that would be complicated).

Oh yeah, and I live off of a $3 allowance.

Sound do-able? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeTue Feb 19, 2013 4:40 pm

yea sounds dooable just get you some stickers of "your favorite brand mower" and take off all the emblems off a car/truck and replace with the stickers you just got and [b]Bam the mowcar/mowtruck[/b] thats what the ricers do they get a civic and put R34 badges on it and call it a skyline
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeTue Feb 19, 2013 4:41 pm

Haha, nice. If I had a nasty little car I would do that. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 3:36 pm

start saving your money - youll need to.

First i would get dimensions of the motor/drivetrain you plan on using , then build the chassis and then the sheetmetal to fit. Itll definitely need to be planned out.

Might be easier to fit a 4 cylender instead, BUT ive seen a tech school drop a 350 into a GT JD super clean like it was factory option, including the deck.

Another factor is what type of motor, the old skool carb motor would be easier to hook up ( no electronics or computers , plus would need tweeking for different tire sizes, ect).

If you can find a cheep used car that isnt street legal ( due to rust) but runs/drives , then that would be the best option for having everything needed.

No matter what you build - it wont ever be street legal - specially for insurance/DMV ( most states require insurance/registrations/ inspections).

Only sort of thing ive seen street legal is a 'road legal' golf kart and a 'road legal go kart'

http://www.scooterdepot.us/150cc-go-kart-sand-cart-4stroke-dune-buggy-for-sale-p-647.html

http://buggyworx.com/street-legal-information

Ive been told by a police officer, lawntractors arent street legal, even modifed ones....



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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 4:38 pm

Wow that's alot, I'll try to address everything here.

Yes, I'm saving now, I've got $16!

I'm planning on getting help from my Grandpa, who's an engineer, and my best friend, who's a car nut. So between the three of us, I think we can get some pretty decent blueprints drawn up.

I'd like to get a 4cyl, smaller, and lighter too. I have no engine crane, and I don't want to have to stregnthen the frame unless I really have to.
Carbeurated would be preferable for me. Cheaper too. Anyone know an older 4cyl rear wheel drive car?

About steet legality, I saw a quad that had some extra lights added, and the guy had gotten a motorcycle title for it. So it was legaly a motorcycle. I was debating asking my local DOT, but I can't even get a liscense for a few years. Sad

Anyone know if I will need suspension? I live on a dirt road, and if all goes well, this thing should hit car speeds.
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 4:50 pm

Let me get this right. You have no money, tools, or skills, and want to build a car? Good luck. Save your money and buy a beater to drive.

If you want to try and build a tractor/mower for fun, have at it. If you have access to tools and parts, better for you, if not, it will be expensive to do.
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 4:52 pm

Well, I have tools and expirience, just not money.

I've build a few mowers and I want something BIG. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 6:16 pm

Unfortunately the bigger it gets, the more expensive it gets. Might want to find a job.

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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 6:17 pm

lol yes. Once school is done, in the summer. Right now I'm shopping and planning.
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 6:32 pm

If i ever get a welder of my own Im going to try and build something very similar out of some old nissan 720 4x4 trucks ive got laying around
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 6:35 pm

Awesome. If you lived closer we could build something together! I'm gonna need help.
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 6:49 pm

Oh dang yea i didnt realize we were the same age!
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 6:58 pm

Oh yeah!

Nice profile pic. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 7:02 pm

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 7:10 pm

@BlackMountian88 wrote:
lol yes. Once school is done, in the summer. Right now I'm shopping and planning.

I dunno what NH labor laws are, but you might be limited in hours since you are a minor, so dont expect too much. But a $3 income wont get you far, not to be mean or anything.

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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 7:34 am

Yes, I know. I can mow lawns an stuff, and I can be a bagger at Marketbasket once I turn 14. Not too much fun but it's better than nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 7:36 am

I'm also hoping that if I get help with his project my helpers can put a little toward it. I only need about 3-$400
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 7:44 am

Its possible to do it, just wont be overnite - people stuff V8's in snowmobiles, atv's and even snowblowers, but even with a 4cylender, the chassis would need to be strong/reinforced- the extra weight would tear it apart.

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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 7:50 am

Yup, alright. Now I have to locate some cheap parts.
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 8:24 am

You could go with a Wisconsin V4 engine. They are fairly easy to come by.

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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 8:31 am

Woaaaaa! What kinda transmission does it use? And are they expensive?
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 8:32 am

that is going to be amazing! when do u think u will have it done
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 8:36 am

Haha, that's the entheusiam I wanted! Hopefull by the time it starts to get cold again in the fall. Not sure tho, I need the funds and I can't start working till the middle of the summer.
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 10:34 am

have u spotted any engines to buy for it?
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PostSubject: Re: V6 Lawn Tractor   V6 Lawn Tractor Icon_minitimeThu Feb 21, 2013 11:28 am

I saw this little tiny Toyota one, and there was a Dodge Neon (yuck) engine and transmisson bundle that was tiny.

I'm probably gonna put an ad on Craigslist, and see if anyone wants to donate thier junk car.
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