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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 1:00 pm

what happens when retainer falls off of valve on ohv engine:

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a better pic of the pipes:

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and the numbers on the engine. it has the heads with 42 on them, but t is a 40 ci engine, witch i think means bigger valves.

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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 1:23 pm

Well thats not good, lol. I guess this could stand out to people that float their valves
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oopsie! that sucks, any damage to the engine, besides the valve?
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 1:38 pm

the valve gide came out, and the valve punched a hole in the piston, and it also smashed the spark plug. after seeing this, my dad decided that i could go buy the twin. the carb needed cleaned and the coil needed replaced, but overall i am very happy with it. I belive that someone asked how to hook up the throttle cable without the govener, so this is how I did it:

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careful with that, we dont need another swiss cheese piston.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeApril 21st 2014, 2:05 pm

1997 Murray wrote:
I belive that someone asked how to hook up the throttle cable without the govener, so this is how I did it:
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That might have been me.  I'll try it when I get a chance to. Thanks!
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your welcom! i'm here to help if i can.
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put belt retainers on it to keep the belt from falling off.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeApril 24th 2014, 12:45 pm

Got the electrical sorted out I think. I have a new idea for speeding up the transaxle. what if i swaped the final drive gears (the ones that transfer power to the axle from the shaft with the shift keys) if they are the same spilnes i may be able to swap them, if there is room in the case.I will update this next time i have a axle open.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMay 13th 2014, 11:25 am

adusted the breaks on my little murray, and loaded up some scrap in my truck so I can have some beer money lol. got to slot my rotor, gear it up with different gears (thanks TRB) and do a general overhaul on the tranny sometime soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMay 14th 2014, 1:03 pm

got $55 for the scrap, could have saved a craftsman and two mtds from scrapper, but i didn't. rode the murray around, and tested the breaks. I locked up the rear tires from 30 mph, so the breaks are working fine.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeJune 10th 2014, 11:15 am

ok well I will try to get a video today before the tranny upgrades (higher gear ratio inside tranny)
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeJune 10th 2014, 4:10 pm

1997 Murray wrote:
ok well I will try to get a video today before the tranny upgrades (higher gear ratio inside tranny)
How about some video of you changing those gears as well??? Smile
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I'll try! my camera is messed up right now thow.
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a video ( i got a youtube last night)

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ok i replaced the coil and the battery is gone 1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_mad i needed a bigger one anyways. I'm starting work soon, so i should get some cash soon. I also got new headlights. hey are ford contour fog lights.

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sorry about the bad footage, my camera is junk.
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I made belt retainers and drove it, need to speed it up soon. added a pull start by cutting a notch in my spacer pulley, and when the rope doesn't break (nylon paracord) it works great! 1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_rolleyes I passed a lady on the road and she put out her thumb like she wanted a ride 1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Lol "she thinks my tractors sexy"
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2014, 11:02 am

I changed the 5 speed into a 6 speed! pics to come soon.
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i took off the exhaust and put on craftsman stile exhaust pipes with no muffler. and i put a 3" pulley on the tranny for more speed. I also put these 19" tires on the front:

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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_minitimeJuly 23rd 2014, 9:21 am

so the wheels that the tires where on where rear wheeles with the keyway in them. fearlessfront used them, so I thoght it would be fine. however, on the first ride of 5 minuts they sized to the spindles.
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ok so it has been confirmed.... this thing beat a polaris scrambler 4x4 up a hill. I started out about 50 feet behind him, too. my uncle even admitted it! 1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 5 Icon_twisted
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this now has new front tires from an mtd, and the coil went out. $20 later, another is in the mail. I hope this one lasts longer than 4 months.
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made a bumper!

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I am in the proCess of making one just like on fearlesses Murray for my grandpas mtd so he can push cars around
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rear rack!

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I have a boat gas tank on it now so I have 4.4 gallons fuel capacity, also tore it all apart and redid the pulley system. I drove it for about two hours yesterday before my belt disintegrated. my rear pulley was smashed and it makes the belt shake a lot cause it is uneven. so I am going to the hardware store and buying a new 3" pulley and 92" belt, and hopefully it will make my problems go away. also one of the pulleys was 1/2" lower, which made the belt twist over and over as it ran, so that didn't help things much. also painted my engine and made new badges.

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