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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Apr 14, 2010 2:02 pm

Ill have more linkages on mine tho- it should be pretty sweet. Ill slap it on my murray n see how it works - maybe ill swap it onto the wheelhorse when thats built. Ill need to steal the fuel pump off the GT6000 chassis for it- should be plenty big enough .

When i start the murray project- thatll get a direct steer this time , lower profile tires - maybe ill see about lowering the front axle as well on that- in due time. I still want to finish the mild mod MTD - then start another thread for the murray.
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 15, 2010 8:07 am

So yesterday i decided to take the carb off the mild mod MTD - tried various carbs and remembered i had that 16HP teccy motor on my bench - so took the carb off it - and it nearly matched perfect to the briggs intake - just had to open up the carb mounting holes a lil bit- so manged to hook it up, and tried to start it.....and start it...and start it.... gas would go into the float area but not to the intake , cleaned it numerous times and manged to get it running ONLY if i put my hand over the end of the carb- eventually i did find some other carbs in a bucket - took the teccy carb off and put one of those i found in the bucket on - it runs with the choke on- so ill need to tweek it.


I didnt have any time to work on the twin carb engine- after messing with the MTD for a few hours- BUT i can set it up the way i want now. I wont have time to tinker out there least till friday/saturday. Once i get the carbs setup, then can hack the crap off the end of the crank and bolt my 5" pulley on it, slap it on my murray n see if the bad boy runs..... to be continued.....


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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 16, 2010 10:17 pm

That twin looks cool! I'd like to hear that thing running! ITB' are really cool, bet its picks up a little throttle responce once you get it all dialed in.
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 4:09 am

Im thinking itll run pretty strong - one carb wont have to feed two cylenders anymore- but itll probably use gas like crazy tho.
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 7:11 am

@dangeroustoys56 wrote:
but itll probably use gas like crazy tho.

I should think it probably will, although, that said, it may not. The stock carb has to feed two cylinders, with a carb on each, they arent having to feed as much fuel in. Although it still probably will use more, I dont think it will be too much of a difference
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 5:50 pm

Well , hate to say it , but projects will be on hold for about a month or so- wife n i are going up north for a couple weeks in May and need to get truck n trailer ready for the looong trip.

I spent part of the day putting things away and cleaning up.
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 6:48 am

@dangeroustoys56 wrote:
I spent part of the day putting things away and cleaning up.

Im sorry, you lost me.... confused what is this 'cleaning up' you speak of? lol!
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NOOoo!! You need to give us a vid before you leave! I've been busy too... I've been working on my truck because I'm tring to get rid of it in favor of something that would seat 4... I can't put 2 kids in my truck. But I hate to see her go!
I'm gonna try and work on the craftsman today... Maybe some bumpers? Once the dust settles around here, I'll get a little bit more time to mess around.
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 8:16 am

Just get a truck with a double cab Wink best of both then. Heck, why not jsut strap the kids to the bed? Wife might not like that though lol!
Im just messing man.

I should have a good chunk of moeny to put into my mudder soon. Selling stuff always means money...
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 1:22 pm

Chunk: Had to clean up the shed to stuff some tractors in it - have 7 tractors shoved in there ( wasnt easy) and the parts shed is full of mower decks, wheels and my bagger setups.

I probably could fit a couple more in the main shed if i removed the decks , actually- i might still do that - its a few weeks away before we leave.

I dont like leaving a whole lot of stuff outside when we're not home is all .


Fearlessfront: I really havent done much in the shed anyway last few weeks - im still stewing over the mild mod and the 18HP carb issue and ways to fix em .

Ill bring my 92 white down and my 70 toro- im not sure about the agway- dad likes to have a " back up " tractor and might put that back to stock for him to use - the white i want to 'restore' as well as get the toro mowing again - with my assortment of wheels i should be able to find a set thatll work with it.


We had that issue- my truck is a 2 door- and my wife had an 01 mustang- we sold the stang n bot a 07 kia rondo - tons more room .
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Yup! I hate leaving my stuff out when no ones in! Even if it was just for a day. The only good thing I guess that's come from my Dad loosing his job is that he is constantly around now.

Why dont you set a timer for some lights to go on and off in the night? Thats soemthing we always used to do as a family when we went on holiday. Maybe chain them all together too!
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 3:23 pm

The light by the driveway is on all nite- the others are motion sensored - id need quite a bit of chain to lock em all together- LOL! The neighbors keep an eye out and feed our cat when we're gone.
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 4:51 pm

That isnt so bad then! Yup, we used to have awesome neighbours across the road like that when I lived in England. They looked after our house, and cats while we were away, and I did the same for them. The cool thing was they had a nice amount of fruit and veg in their garden, and said we could help ourselves. I'll tell you what, freshly picked rasperries and carrots are awesome! And Im not a huge fan of veg either!
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed May 26, 2010 11:09 pm

FINALLY- an update. I had some shed time today, cleaned up the shed a bit, put some shelves up along the back wall for my RC cars :

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I washed off the agway to start tinkering on it, while it was drying off i pulled the mild mod MTD in the shed . After looking thru all my belts, i couldnt find one that was even remotely close to what would work, more i looked at it, the rear pulley was sitting up slightly higher then the rest of the pulleys- probably the reason it ate belts that i hadnt noticed before.

I finally decided to put a stock trans pulley back on it :

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To get to everything better, i took the fenders and seat off :

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Id like to find a pulley either a 1' or so larger in my parts pile ( then the one i put on there- seems to work better routing the belt on the other side of the shifter( like stock).

Another possiblity is running a motor pulley the same size as a stock rear pulley- ill see what this setup does first n see.....
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu May 27, 2010 12:02 pm

I think it might be easier to get a big engine pulley. Plus you'd have tons of belt grip!
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu May 27, 2010 6:41 pm

I can only go maybe another inch or two bigger- not much room under the front frame area for a really large pulley- i could try a 1:1 - ill see if i can find the back pulley a tad smaller first. When its running- the 6" motor pulley spins the vari pulley pretty fast - real fast. Made sure i had the center cover on the tractor.

I took it for a test run this afternoon with a belt i got from pop ( he had a ton of em laying around and was like " take em with ya! ") - ran decent AND the belt stayed on! It was a bit slower then before, but still quick - noticed it stumbled a bit when i hit the gas, the cable was a bit loose and had some interference with the governer link - so i tweeked it a bit and seems alot better- more instant response. I dont even need belt retainers now.

The whole problem was the new smaller pulley actually sat a bit taller and was tearing the belts up ( i didnt notice it before) - maybe ill try grinding some off the bottom to make the pulley sit lower....

Eventually a future mod might be new lower spindles and raise the trans a bit , but then the fenders would need modding to clear the tires.... i do admit- its a blast! Thing steers awsome - handles real nice n smooth actually - i still say its like riding a big wheel when i was little - cause of the seating position.
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Minor update - my nephew came over the other day, we're all going camping for a few days- so i showed him my agway and i was looking at the mod MTD ( since the neighbor kids were running thier mini quads around making noise) so i was like " Hey- lets fire this bad boy up and have some fun" - so fired it up and hot dogged it around the backyard for about 45 minutes- i let my nephew run it around as well - he was like " damn that thing is wicked! " It ran great- belt didnt come apart or anything - i kept trying to do a side roostertail in the dirt at the edge of the yard ( probably have to let a lil air out of the rear wheels) .


It still needs some tweeking, the carb bogs out a little , i also want to see about putting the original smaller trans pulley on it and do the 'stealth mod' - the gutted deck bolted to the foot bords, with the complete bagger setup. Its something ill leave together and keep tweeking on- cause its way too fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Jun 20, 2010 9:01 am

Thats sweet, who needs an atv? Did you fix the belt problem or did it work itself out?
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The belt problem was with the smaller pulley not aligning right if Im correct in thinking?
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PostSubject: Re: Mild Mod MTD   Mild Mod MTD - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 21, 2010 7:02 pm

Yeah the original smaller pulley i put on it ended up not being aligned right ( trans pulley was too high up) and it kept eating belts - so i put an original stock trans pulley on it for now- i did cut a bit off that modifed pulley , just havent gotten around to swapping em back yet .

Im just glad i could ride it for more then 5 minutes w/o the belt breaking actually . Im really liking the 'stealth look' idea - might get out tomm and do it - yes ill get pics!
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Minor update - Nephew and i got out to the shed and i managed to put the bagger bracket on - had to take the bracket apart and spin the frame attachment points around to fit under the lowered rear fender - with it all together n bags hanging- theres plenty of room between the bags and ground - im at a standstill for the moment , i need some all thread rod to hang the deck from the foot bords- then ill change the pulley , hook it all up n take er for a spin.
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Aye you going to gut the deck to the basic shell first? I'd make it a solid attachment, something that bolts on rather than hangs, espcially with it going faster, it'll bounce about alot if its just suspended. Cant wait to see it. Cant really visualise it yet!
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Its already gutted - just a bare shell - yeah its going to be bolted on tight . I need the all thread rod because the back of the deck sits further down then the front- i dont have any bolts long enough - ill level it out after its under the tractor. Im going to try n use existing holes on both the deck and tractor - deck is in rough shape- alot of rust holes, but could be rebuilt sometime so i dont want to hack it up.


Itll probably affect the handling somewhat - ah well .

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if anything it'll make the centre of gravity lower! So should handle good cornering. Unless the deck digs in Laughing
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Hopefully it wont- i havent had it on two wheels - yet.... the swivel front end is gone - its bolted solid, so it shouldnt twist much.

I picked up the all thread rod yesterday so tomm or next week i might have a chance to bolt it on- for the rod and a 1lb of nuts it was like $6.
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finally an update- i mounted the gutted deck and fixed the hood. Ill see if i have a smaller belt tomorrow to mount the smaller pulley on the trans again- im also thinking the carb will need a bit of tweeking, bogs a bit .

Took a short break from the mutant to finish this thing.
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