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PostSubject: first project   first project Icon_minitimeFri Dec 10, 2010 7:30 pm

i have 2 craftsmen i building and like to post it will post pictures soon
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PostSubject: Re: first project   first project Icon_minitimeSat Dec 11, 2010 6:25 am

Craftsmans are good tractors to use Wink
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PostSubject: Re: first project   first project Icon_minitimeSat Dec 11, 2010 6:12 pm

i also have an old mtd rider last night i got running but it has the 2 drive belts and its stuck in 3 out of 7 which is really slow so im thinking about using the engine off that on another craftsmen frame i have
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PostSubject: Re: first project   first project Icon_minitimeSat Dec 11, 2010 9:15 pm

Actually MTDs dont have any gearing to speak of- its just a variable pulley making different ratios to a single speed transaxle. MTD's arent really that fast to begin with either - im proving it in my mild mod MTD build- but with extensive mods and lowering, itll get alot faster.

Most times the vari pulley freezes up with rust or the linkages get adjusted wrong.

What type of tractor are you building? Off road or speeder? Speeders need tons more work then an offroader , more for saftey's sake , both need decent brakes and suggested helmit use.
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PostSubject: Re: first project   first project Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 1:59 am

im just going to take the engine off and other good things then scrap the frame i had an mtd befroe and i put alot of money into it that i didnt want to
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PostSubject: Re: first project   first project Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 10:37 am

I had a craftsman and murray hot rods- craftsman wouldve needed the clutch relocated ( contacted the motor pulley) , IF i hadnt trashed the original trans- murray was too fast and unstable- itll get redone sometime.

Actually i have 3 MTD based tractors on the table- my mild mod, a 80s wizard ( changed into a go kart) and a full blown hot rod rat rod out of a 69 wheelhorse and 2003 bolens.
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PostSubject: Re: first project   first project Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 2:59 pm

i like craftsmen alot better then mtd i think im just going to swap engines
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