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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Mar 15, 2010 8:46 pm

Very cool- comming along nice! Most racers that do setups like that offset the drive sprocket to make room for the brakes on the opposite side. I like how y used the belt from the motor- then y dont need a go kart clutch.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Mar 15, 2010 9:28 pm

It looks like it's gonna be a high speed machine. And yeah, I would put the tentioner on the bottom side of the bottom chain, pushing upwards, because thats the slack side. Not to mention the side that feeds the sprocket.
Are you going to use the factory steering setup?

Nice work so far! It looks like it'll hold up well!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Mar 15, 2010 9:37 pm

For chain tensioners they have tensioner sprockets or you can use plastic idler pulleys.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 23, 2010 2:52 pm

Got the old girl mostly together now. All I need to locate is a good brake setup. Oiled the motor up and added some fuel and surprise surprise, she started second pull!

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Didn't put the fenders on yet. I will wait until I get my brakes and do some fine tuning.
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Cut the muffler off and rotated it, so it won't interfere with my leg or the dash.
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Used the stock throttle setup on the dash.
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Looks like I might leave the hood off.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 23, 2010 3:26 pm

It's coming along great. This is exactly how I was going to build my racing tractor/kart project. I started gathering parts, just never got round to doing anyhting with it, plus the motor needs a new key and the flywheels is hopelessly stuck on! Im not a fan of tractors without hoods, they looks odd to me. Looks really bare. Maybe if it had some side panels, like you get on some MTDs? Cant wait to see it going now!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 23, 2010 6:01 pm

Cool, Have you driven it yet? It looks like its driveable! I agree with chunk, I would put something around the engine to protect it from debris and flying mud. It would make cleanup alot easier. My hood gets pretty muddy.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 23, 2010 6:08 pm

When the weather clears up I might see what this beast will do. It's supposed to rain the rest of the week!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 23, 2010 6:42 pm

I ran around the mild mod MTD today with the hood off- its easier to tinker on it for now- but itll get bolted down when its 'done' .
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 25, 2010 9:03 pm

Its late but I thought I would post up a video of me testing this thing.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 25, 2010 9:26 pm

cool, good to c it up and driving
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 25, 2010 9:47 pm

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 3:26 am

Moves pretty well! Nice to see it all come together!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 5:21 am

Moves pretty quick- couple things tho - to moderate your speed y need your foot on the clutch , dont know how well that would work while on the trails - y might want to go with a go kart clutch . Using a foot/hand throttle will make it easier as well to control it.

Nice job!
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PostSubject: MTD trail runner build   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 10:05 am

I'm doing something a little like it.
I'm making a full blown off road machine out of a murray wide body.
Trying to do shocks on it too, i'll use some mini bike shocks i guess.
As for the drive train/ engine i'm going to use my 19hp opposed twin with a perless 5speed gear box, it's either the 700 or 800. scratch
And a live go kart axle.
and i'll be running atv hubs on the back with some nice either used or new atv wheels and tires. Very Happy

I would post pics but i can't find the charger to my only good camera!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 3:40 pm

If it has a chian from it, the tranny is a 700. The 800's are more like your normal lawn tractor style, cept I think theyre alot more heavy duty! Good tranny to use.
That engine will be sweet too.

Sucks about your camera charger, hate wehn that kind of thing happens. Just have to sit tight I guess and wait for the photos Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 8:38 pm

The 700 is one of the strongest trannys made! But still, breakable... Be careful with that big twin on there, thats alot of power!

Looks great btw, glad to see it up and running!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 8:47 pm

Thanks for the comments guys!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2010 9:39 pm

Thats why i want to try that 700 i have behind my 18.5HP twin- see what itll do before i need to save up for a horizontal twin..... or get the onan going. I plan on horsing it 'some' ......specially with the straight axle.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 27, 2010 8:38 pm

Its all done.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 3:02 am

Looks good! I think its time for another video now Wink
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 6:51 am

@Chunk wrote:
Looks good! I think its time for another video now Wink

i second this motion!! lol!
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@indianaboy93 wrote:
@Chunk wrote:
Looks good! I think its time for another video now Wink

i second this motion!! lol!

third that!! are you making suspension for this thing?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 1:52 pm

When it stops raining I plan on taking it to a local abandoned satellite earth station. Theres a 4km paved road there. There is a gate so I really don't need to worry about cars, real nice place to do speed tests and make videos.



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@Chunk wrote:
Looks good! I think its time for another video now Wink

i second this motion!! lol!

third that!! are you making suspension for this thing?

I don't plan on putting suspension on it.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 11:19 pm

Looks cool- Id put some sort of small cover over the pulley sticking thru the old shift cover tho- specially on speed runs .
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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2010 7:41 pm

@dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Looks cool- Id put some sort of small cover over the pulley sticking thru the old shift cover tho- specially on speed runs .
Already put a guard on. I also got bored so I cut and welded a nice hood scoop. pictures are kinda poor in the basement.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD Trail Runner Build.   MTD Trail Runner Build. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 30, 2010 11:01 am

That belt guard looks pretty proffesional, almost as if its belongs there! Great job man! Laughing
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