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PostSubject: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 9:32 am

Not sure if this is the right place for this.

I bought this MTD 12hp awhile ago for 100$, rebuild motor but didn't run when I got it. After playing the the carb and changing old gas, works just fine.
If someone can tell me about this mower please do, I have no info about it not even the year Sad

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First I had no real plans besides removing the mower deck and changing pulleys, I have no idea on the sizes I put on. I put what I had on hand.  Right now it goes 22mph. Wasn't really safe, no brakes, top heavy and belt too tight so no clutch..

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Then it sat for 2 months before really doing some research on what I wanted to do.
Initial plans for now are
-Get new tires (done)
-Lower frame 3-4 inches
-After the first two are done, Get the proper pulley ratios
-Brakes, no idea what I will do yet
-New battery (done)
-lower seat and steering wheel
-Install rpm/speedo (if that's even possible)
-Vertical straight pipe

Got myself brand new tires and rims for 90$. What a steal
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Made homemade hubs with the stock rims by cutting them and keeping the middle and drilling new holes. Then painting them
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Once install. Looks great.
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Got myself a new amperage gauge from the junkyard for 2$ since mine is broken.
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That's it for now, I still need to get bigger rims for the front hubs since mine are too small.  After that I can start lowering the frame.  Still have to figure a way to lower the front. Any help on that would be appreciated.

Also I was wondering, I want to change the headlights and people are telling me that I will kill my stator.  Are they right? Cause I looked a bit and I'm getting mixed results..
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 11:15 am

No, I don't really see how the stator could burn up without adding 20 lights. I'd reckoned LED's just because their way more power efficient. Rear rims look nice, I just welded my front disks to the atv rim, but I don't know if you could make little extensions off the front disks with holes in them.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 11:20 am

looks cool love it
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 12:18 pm

If you could find GT front wheels ther 8" you could cut them just like the rear and use them as a hub.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeMon Jul 14, 2014 4:37 pm

I went back the to junkyard to get the rims off the tractor I saw last time.  I needed them to make my front hubs for my wheels, while I was there I also took the front steering spindles since they are 3/4 to fit the new rims (old are 5/8 )

I'm trying to keep the cost down and new go-kart spindles are 60$ shipped.  Got the rims and spindles for 20$.

I have no idea on the make of this tractor besides that it has a 10hp motor and peerless tranny that had a hole in it..

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Not much left good here for me. I wish I had room at my place to keep finds like these for parts and future projects Sad
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeMon Jul 14, 2014 4:45 pm

That's a Ford!

(ford lawn mower, not ford truck = good score  Laughing ) It's a shame that you had to part it out though.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeWed Jul 16, 2014 9:07 pm

the 1st one is a mtd that was my first mower I ever had was that one its a 98 mtd and that blue one was a ford there toughf I made my mtd into a racer
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeThu Jul 17, 2014 5:42 pm

I see you lowered yours, got any pics of the front setup? I'm in the process of lowering and would love to see how you did it.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeThu Jul 17, 2014 9:06 pm

It looks like he just took the spacers out of the fenders. And the springs off the seat.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeThu Jul 17, 2014 9:06 pm

right now my front end is being welded to lengthen it 6 inches on both sides but you can flip it and weld yours to were you feel satisfied and also you can make derect steering. and on the back I took the rear and flipped it upside down and put it on top of the frame
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PostSubject: Re: MTD first build   MTD first build Icon_minitimeSun Aug 03, 2014 8:46 am

Havent been working on it lately.  
But yesterday I did manage to complete the rear end and make an exhaust.

Rear lowered 3"
Looks sexy.
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Also I cut the "L" shaped plate on the rear end in half so I could easily take off the top only for easy access to the tranny. Before to take the piece off I had to pretty much take everything around it out.. Was a pain. No more!
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Homemade exhaust made from a Toyota Tercel exhaust. I will have to cut out a piece of the hood so it clears. d'oh..   I was sure it passed before welding it..
Also made a homemade flange that I cut out of the old muffler.
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