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PostSubject: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 26th 2014, 9:06 pm

picked up a mower today for $70 i'm going to make it a mudding/racing mower it has a hydro that i plan on swapping to a gear drive. the hydro doesn't work anyway. it has a 15 hp briggs runs but the carb floods itself a lot. i know this sounds crazy but i want it to do between 40-45 mph
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and yes the tires are being held on by vicegrips the c clips were missing
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 26th 2014, 10:41 pm

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/grd/4585019761.html
Found the transaxle i need talking to the owner of it now to see when i can buy it
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 26th 2014, 10:47 pm

Looks like a solid idea! You better build a beefy front axle and steering for that amount of speed!
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 26th 2014, 10:54 pm

redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Looks like a solid idea! You better build a beefy front axle and steering for that amount of speed!
have any ideas on how i should do that?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 26th 2014, 11:01 pm

Craftsman1998 wrote:
redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Looks like a solid idea! You better build a beefy front axle and steering for that amount of speed!
have any ideas on how i should do that?
Read stretches post on THIS thread.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 26th 2014, 11:08 pm

redlinemotorsportts wrote:
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redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Looks like a solid idea! You better build a beefy front axle and steering for that amount of speed!
have any ideas on how i should do that?
Read stretches post on THIS thread.
thanks for that helped a lot i'm not going to worry about steering yet just want to get it moving then i'm going to worry about that stuff
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 27th 2014, 11:19 pm

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Pulled the transmission out today
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got rid of unnecessary parts
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 28th 2014, 7:32 am

Thats a nice build! Will you lower it or keep it that high?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 28th 2014, 7:36 am

i think ill leave it that high i want it to be good at offroading too so i want ground clearance
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeJuly 28th 2014, 11:43 am

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moved the tractor into the garage
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carb keeps flooding itself the float isn't stuck because i cleaned out the carb when i got it and it moved freely could the solenoid thing on the carburetor bowl be causing it?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 1st 2014, 7:14 am

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/grd/4597229911.html Would the carb and some of the other parts from this engine fit on my 15 hp ohv engine because i wanted to buy it as a spare parts engine. this ones a 92 and my engine is a 94 so i wouldn't think the carb and other parts would be that much different. any info would be greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 1st 2014, 12:45 pm

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http://southjersey.craigslist.org/grd/4597229911.html Would the carb and some of the other parts from this engine fit on my 15 hp ohv engine because i wanted to buy it as a spare parts engine. this ones a 92 and my engine is a 94 so i wouldn't think the carb and other parts would be that much different. any info would be greatly appreciated.

Probably not. L heads and ohv's are two different shows.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 2nd 2014, 11:35 pm

I had one of those craftmans with that body I think. More or less. It might be early in the project, but i've got to ask about my favorite part. What are you thinking on the exhaust?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 3rd 2014, 7:18 am

redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Craftsman1998 wrote:
http://southjersey.craigslist.org/grd/4597229911.html Would the carb and some of the other parts from this engine fit on my 15 hp ohv engine because i wanted to buy it as a spare parts engine. this ones a 92 and my engine is a 94 so i wouldn't think the carb and other parts would be that much different. any info would be greatly appreciated.

Probably not. L heads and ohv's are two different shows.

ok thanks alot for that info
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 3rd 2014, 7:23 am

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I had one of those craftsman with that body I think. More or less. It might be early in the project, but i've got to ask about my favorite part. What are you thinking on the exhaust?
Hhmm for the exhaust i might have it come straight out under the tractor and split off into two exhausts and have them end right under the foot rests so it will keep them out of the way and heat the foot rests a little. what would you think of that idea?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 3rd 2014, 7:29 am

i've started coming up with ideas for direct steering for this build i just need some pipe,flat stock, tie rods some nuts and bolts and my welder. just trying to figure out how to do it so i get the full turning radius.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 3rd 2014, 10:35 pm

Exhaust sounds like a neat idea to me. What kind of welder do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 4th 2014, 7:05 am

mr.modified wrote:
Exhaust sounds like a neat idea to me. What kind of welder do you have?
I have a 90 amp flux core welder its from harbor freight
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 4th 2014, 8:15 am

you should run the exhaust right out the back just like you say but put the as close to the floor boards as possible it will warm your feet and if snow gets on them it will melt and if it comes out the back it will also warm your tranny
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 4th 2014, 10:13 pm

Hood scoop or something? That flat hood looks like a good spot for something. Maybe leave the hood intact, but have some nifty stripes or graphics or something.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 4th 2014, 11:21 pm

just my 2cents, I would not straight pipe it totally. because your gonna be on it alot. Smile lol!
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 4th 2014, 11:25 pm

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Exhaust sounds like a neat idea to me. What kind of welder do you have?
First, Richie tries to use a welder as an engine, and now you want to use one as an exhaust.

What is it with you guys and welders???

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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman Icon_minitimeAugust 5th 2014, 2:02 am

Angchor wrote:
mr.modified wrote:
Exhaust sounds like a neat idea to me. What kind of welder do you have?
First, Richie tries to use a welder as an engine, and now you want to use one as an exhaust.

What is it with you guys and welders???

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