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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 13th 2013, 8:15 pm

ok, I think doc has an adjustable carb on his racer, that is what I was looking for to see the difference between the two.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 13th 2013, 8:21 pm

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ok, I think doc has an adjustable carb on his racer, that is what I was looking for to see the difference between the two.
Yup, i have the same carb but its off a 16hp oppsed for my opposed. Its pre-EPA (first gen or close to opposed engine) and they have adjustable main jets. im not sure if they sell one for your single.
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my carb mod

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what I took out

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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2013, 12:25 pm

Looks like its leaking...
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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2013, 12:39 pm

that is cause it is sitting out in the rain.
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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2013, 8:34 pm

I added a tempature gaige to my mower1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_cheers tommarow I will test it out. it screwed right in a stock hole in the head.

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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2013, 8:45 pm

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I added a tempature gaige to my mower1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_cheers tommarow I will test it out. it screwed right in a stock hole in the head.  

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is that off a grill?......and tell me how is works i might do it myself lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2013, 8:47 pm

that thermometer would be good for my quad. air cooled honda, ive overheated it a few times
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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2013, 9:04 pm

yes, it is off of a char-broil grill that my grandpa threw away cause it was rusting away. so I saved the thermomiter.
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yes, it is off of a char-broil grill that my grandpa threw away cause it was rusting away. so I saved the thermomiter.
theres one of them in the woods next door... i wonder if it still has the thermometer in it
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2013, 10:53 am

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I added a tempature gaige to my mower1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_cheers tommarow I will test it out. it screwed right in a stock hole in the head.  

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is that off a grill?......and tell me how is works i might do it myself lol

PURE GENIUS!  I'm going to get me one of those too.  That way I'll know when my Engine-baked hot dogs are done.   Razz Laughing lol!
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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2013, 11:01 am

Thanks for the comments, guys. I'll test it out today hopefully.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2013, 11:11 am

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Thanks for the comments, guys. I'll test it out today hopefully.

Hopefully I didn't sound too sarcastic. I think this is an awesome idea and I can't wait to see how it works!  Smile  Can you give us a reading from fully warmed up and idling -to- right after a good romp?
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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 19th 2013, 11:17 am

sure thing!
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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 2:06 pm

it worked! it got up to 300 degees f going up hills and smashing brush when I was making trails and mudding. once it warmed up it stayed at 300.
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it worked! it got up to 300 degees f going up hills and smashing brush when I was making trails and mudding. once it warmed up it stayed at 300.
dont know if that is a safe temp for it to run at tho lol......most cars stay under that
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 2:14 pm

Pre-heat to 300, insert lunch and romp for 10-15 minutes or until meal is fully cooked.   cheers
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it worked! it got up to 300 degees f going up hills and smashing brush when I was making trails and mudding. once it warmed up it stayed at 300.
dont know if that is a safe temp for it to run at tho lol......most cars stay under that

Seems about right. They run pretty hot. Ever spit on a flathead? TSSSSS!!!  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 2:20 pm

Cool I dea, I might do this on my motor.... Nice job buddy!
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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 2:31 pm

it runs fine and it was 30 degres outside so it will run hotter in the summer.1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_eek stock it would run way hotter cause it wouldn't have as much air going over the fins to cool it off. thanks for the compliment Ariens!
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no thank you for the smart idea!
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This is a good looking thing here. Looks mean.
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How did you get more air to pass through your fins?
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PostSubject: 1997 Murray widebody trail mower   1997 Murray widebody trail mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeDecember 27th 2013, 6:38 pm

oh, I did a pulley swap so it goes 3 times faster than stock, so more air is going over the cooling fins.
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oh, I did a pulley swap so it goes 3 times faster than stock, so more air is going over the cooling fins.

That doesn't make any sense.  Pulley swaps affect how the trans spins, not the motor..
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the mower is going faster than before, so there is more air cooling the engine.
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