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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 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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you didn't know? a welder will improve the sound of your engine
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 7:02 am

@mr.modified wrote:
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.
Yeah i could add a scoop but i dont know how i would do something like that. and i am going to repaint it but i'm not sure what colors or designs im going to use.
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tore it down on sunday and started messing with some direct steering ideas
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Used random parts from the garage to make a temporary direct steering. now that i know it will work i can buy a go-kart steering shaft and some tie rods and build it right. and yes i know i broke my c clamp lol
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threw it back together until i can buy the parts i need
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And while i was at it i did some weight reduction
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And incase you are wondering why i used random parts first instead of building it right the first time is because i didn't want to buy good stuff and waste a lot of it testing different ideas so know that i've tried a few different ways i have an idea what all i need to buy and what i need to do which means i won't waste as much metal and time.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 7:22 am

@Ariens YT11 wrote:
just my 2cents, I would not straight pipe it totally. because your gonna be on it alot. Smile lol!
So what do you think i should do with the exhaust?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 11:12 am

make your own muffler or buy a cheap $7 Home depot muffler.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Aug 07, 2014 10:06 am

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Picked up a mst 206 for $40 last night and yes it sitting on the floor of my kitchen lol
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Pulley was rust welded on
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tried a puller and heat that didn't work so i cut it off
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That racing stance tho
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Aug 07, 2014 1:48 pm

ooo i like that did you widen it or is that stock
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Aug 07, 2014 5:08 pm

@kawasaki220 wrote:
ooo i like that did you widen it or is that stock
no i didn't widen it the axles on the transmission i bought were longer i guess
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 08, 2014 9:10 am

http://www.amazon.com/V-Belt-Pulley-In-Bore-1GRV/dp/B00868CD4E
can i use a pulley like this for the front?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 08, 2014 9:19 am

the msts are nice and wide, arn't they? LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_cheers purfect for a racer.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 08, 2014 10:07 am

@Craftsman1998 wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/V-Belt-Pulley-In-Bore-1GRV/dp/B00868CD4E
can i use a pulley like this for the front?

Yes. That is exactly what I have for my front pulley on the Scotts tractor. just make sure you have belt keepers in place because the groove isn't deep and when you give the belt slack, it'll want to drop off the pulley.
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@1997 Murray wrote:
the msts are nice and wide, arn't they? LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_cheers purfect for a racer.
Yep the mst made it 9in wider than the stock hydro
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 08, 2014 11:55 am

@B440 wrote:
@Craftsman1998 wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/V-Belt-Pulley-In-Bore-1GRV/dp/B00868CD4E
can i use a pulley like this for the front?

Yes. That is exactly what I have for my front pulley on the Scotts tractor. just make sure you have belt keepers in place because the groove isn't deep and when you give the belt slack, it'll want to drop off the pulley.
ok thanks just wanted to make sure before i bought it might go bigger than 6in might do a 7in
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 13, 2014 1:29 pm

i was welding up a pulley for the front and i ran out of welding wire  LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 2429134702 and i bought one for the back
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3 1/2 on the back
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a temporary 5 1/2 on the front i'm going to put a 6 or 7 on the front just using the pulleys i have and 5 1/2 is the biggest one i have a the moment. i was only able to tack weld in 3 spots then i ran out of wire.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Aug 14, 2014 1:22 pm

it looks really good so far. FYI our plans on our project might have just changed. Smile
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thanks and what do you mean?
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Aug 14, 2014 11:21 pm

Thing i looking pretty good. Especially widened out a little, should be a little more stable that way. If you don't want to listen to a completely open pipe as far as the exhaust goes, you could weld up a nifty muffler or glass pack type deal. Bigger pipe makes for that low throaty sound.
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yeah thats a good idea because i don't want it to loud if i'm going to be driving it a lot
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 15, 2014 8:57 pm

Looking good! Will you need a tentioner to make the belt not hit the shifting fork rod? My 930 has 4-4 pulleys and the belt clears the rod by 1/8", rubs a small amount due to it whipping back and forth

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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 15, 2014 9:55 pm

yeah i put a redneck belt on it and noticed the belt hits so im going to need to add a pulley and i made it so i could steer a little. so i could drive it a few feet it seemed quick and i was only in 3rd gear then the belt started slipping then the steering broke lol so tomorrow i might re weld the steering until i can buy a go kart steering shaft. and i put a new needle and seat in the carb and it seems to have cured the leaking carb problem. and i think i fried the writing when i was trying to start it today lol it started with the key earlier today and now it wont so i have to jump the starter
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i got it driving does about 30 mph the steering was just thrown together to drive it so im going to buy go kart parts like a steering shaft with a pitman arm some lock collars and a tie rod. And i think i found out my electric problem a fuse blew out so i need to replace it but i think that was my problem.
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those fuses are pain in the butt. one moment it works fine, the next nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: LT4000 Craftsman   LT4000 Craftsman - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 18, 2014 11:26 am

Things i'm going to be buying to make my steering
Steering Shaft
2 pillow block bearing
And a steering kit
some box tubing
And a tie rod but i can't order one yet because i don't know how long it needs to be.

And click the words there links ^^
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Drove around on the racing tractor today is pretty fast but i'm going to make it faster. And i know the steering wheel is high its not going to stay like that though
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and pulley swapped my sisters tractor too its almost as fast as mine
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