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 90 something craftsman II Rally mower

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PostSubject: 90 something craftsman II Rally mower   90 something craftsman II Rally mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 4th 2013, 6:39 pm

Finally got myself a decent tractor

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my new craftsman II
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this is the front of it
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its engine
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this is it from behind



i have already re-wired it like fearlessfront's murray

i plan on putting brakes on it and painting it red and black

i dont plan on locking it. works fine the way it is and i havent gotton it stuck yet




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PostSubject: Re: 90 something craftsman II Rally mower   90 something craftsman II Rally mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 4th 2013, 7:43 pm

thats a good trapter. i presume it came with those tires?
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PostSubject: Re: 90 something craftsman II Rally mower   90 something craftsman II Rally mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 4th 2013, 8:15 pm

Nice tractor man if you need any info check out my rally thread.  Some things I would recommend would be a slap shifter and a steering upgrade.
Cheers on a nice tractor  cheers !!
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willis923 wrote:
thats a good trapter. i presume it came with those tires?
no
they are the tires i have had on all my offroad mowers
im on tractor number 5 and i have only owned 2 tires for the back
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Nice tractor man if you need any info check out my rally thread.  Some things I would recommend would be a slap shifter and a steering upgrade.
Cheers on a nice tractor  cheers !!
since i still have the lever in the dash that would normally engage an attchmet iwas going to hook the shifter to that.

i want to put handbrakes on it but idk where to put it.

i was going to use the lever that woul lower the deck as a brake lever
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so im going to do hand brakes and relocate the shifter
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PostSubject: Re: 90 something craftsman II Rally mower   90 something craftsman II Rally mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 5th 2013, 2:46 pm

I would locate the brake near the shifter because chances are you will have your hand on or around your shifter while driving.
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LAWN MOWER MUDDER wrote:
I would locate the brake near the shifter because chances are you will have your hand on or around your shifter while driving.
i will be doing that. i still have all the stock levers. the shifter will be the disengage / engage lever built into the dash and the brake will be the mower deck hieght lever
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PostSubject: Re: 90 something craftsman II Rally mower   90 something craftsman II Rally mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 5th 2013, 3:51 pm

Looks good those old Craftsmans are tough do you happen to know what tranny it is maybe it's a 4360 Spicer but anyway you would need to upgrade or fix steering those steering boxes in though things are crap but good luck on the build and keep us posted
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PostSubject: Re: 90 something craftsman II Rally mower   90 something craftsman II Rally mower Icon_minitimeSeptember 11th 2013, 11:37 am

i will post some more pictures tonight





how would i rebuild the steering. i need to do that
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buried it up to the frame here
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so how would i rebuild the steering
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Nice mud! Those tractors make a great base to build off of.

On reinforcing the steering - check out my build thread... Stretch and I have just about perfected upgrading Craftsman steering boxes.

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Nice mud!  Those tractors make a great base to build off of.  

On reinforcing the steering - check out my build thread... Stretch and I have just about perfected upgrading Craftsman steering boxes.
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havent upgraded steering yet
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i am also swapping a cast iron front axle from my husqvarna and the steering set up.
just need to figure out how to get it off
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steering parts for my craftsman.

these came out of my 04 husqvarna

now im in the process of taking my craftsman apart to install these
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Finally figured out how to get that sucker out eh? Good on ya. What was the missing piece of the puzzle?

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Finally figured out how to get that sucker out eh? Good on ya. What was the missing piece of the puzzle?
the steering rod comes out first then everything is fed through the hole
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Is that a hand bike throttle?

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Is that a hand bike throttle?
i think its more of a oh-***** handle

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redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Is that a hand bike throttle?
i think its more of a oh-***** handle
exactly what it is

its acually a knuckle that grab onto the handle bars of a bike

but instead of handle bars it holding onto the lever
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its been awhile since i have posted anything but there has been some progress

right now the craftsman is sitting in pieces. i am putting it back together soon.

All the mods i was going to do on it aren't going to happen. I am just putting it back together how it was before.

i am kinda at a wall where i don't know what to do with it mod wise so if you can give me suggestions that would help out a lot.

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I suggest you ride it and enjoy it.

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thats what i was thinking. i don have much time to work on it now because i need to work on my race car now
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PostSubject: Re: 90 something craftsman II Rally mower   90 something craftsman II Rally mower Icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2013, 7:21 pm

i do still want to lock the transaxle though

how would i be able to lock it without welding if possible
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