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PostSubject: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeSeptember 30th 2014, 12:22 pm

Well only a vid overview for now...
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeSeptember 30th 2014, 12:26 pm

ZSmachines wrote:
Well only a vid overview for now...
Plug in don't work on my cell :'(
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeSeptember 30th 2014, 3:32 pm

ericsp0f wrote:
ZSmachines wrote:
Well only a vid overview for now...
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Plug in don't work on my cell :'(


yea got it to play

now jest need to post a video of it going
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 1st 2014, 11:39 am

Ha YEp I do. My fronts are actually the ones that 1997 Murray was gonna use on his craftsman build! I am gonna try and post some pics too, but I don't know if I c am from my iPod...
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2014, 12:02 am

So I was wondering if any of you guys knew any tips and tricks to making a ton of power with an Oppy. Anything helps, as I really don't know how to make power. And also kinda want to know what transaxle I have Smile
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2014, 10:31 am

Can u post a pic of it I may be able to tell u brand off jest that thin I can tell u ware to look to find the model tag as far as mor power I can't help much mabby mor air and a bigger card
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2014, 6:10 pm

What's wrong with yours now? People gear them for 50mph and don't run out of power. Just saying, you could re-gear.

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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 6th 2014, 11:43 am

well it needs the heads to be removed to remove carbon buildup, so i was thinking about doing headwork while they are off. and i want to internally speed up my tranny, but i dont know how.. ill try and post pics today. i need a bigger front pulley, as the belt will slip a bit when i drop clutch in 5th gear... l lol!
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 6th 2014, 1:24 pm

you have a spicer, the same as my craftsman had
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 8th 2014, 1:38 am

Are They any good?
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 8th 2014, 11:34 am

they have a higher gear ratio than peerless. mine looks good, in fact i just transplanted it into the murray  because it looked better than a peerless.
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 8th 2014, 2:50 pm

Is there a way to internally speed them up?
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 8th 2014, 2:55 pm

ZSmachines wrote:
Is there a way to internally speed them up?


This trans (in the video) is a peerless 930. If you have a spare trans-axle of the same kind you may be able to do THIS.
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 8th 2014, 3:53 pm

look on the case for markings. mine had a sticker on it that said spicer 4360.
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 8th 2014, 9:41 pm

I still don't know how to speed it up!
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 9th 2014, 1:02 pm

look at lmm's post
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 9th 2014, 9:12 pm

So, can anyone help me to decide whether to stay with a steering wheel, or got to handlebars?
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 10th 2014, 2:58 pm

It all depends what your needs for the tractor are. If you will be racing and have direct steer setup on it I would go handlebars. That way you can have a twist or thumb throttle and your brake setup on there. If you are doing romping with stock or modified steering (i.e. Rack& Pinion) I would leave the steering wheel.  Remember if you will be romping with big meaty front tires you won't want direct steer. It would be hard to turn with the big tires. Now look at the ARMA racers. They run 13" or 15" tires or something like that. They are fine with direct steer, along with that you would want direct steer or modified steering if you will be going over about 30mph. It gets pretty sketchy.

PS- Modified steering can also include if you go through your steering and essentially "race prep" it. This means- Grease fittings, bronze bearings (or even new plastic ones), and just taking all the slack out of it.

It is all personal preference...
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeOctober 10th 2014, 11:55 pm

I have direct steer, as I use the tractor as short transportation, and I was tired of the craftsman steering shenanigans so I ripped it all out and went direct. Switch those big beefy tires it appears to be fine o small super easy trails, but I haven't really gone on anything big yet..
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeNovember 10th 2014, 8:19 pm

Well small not much of an update, but the snow is supposed to come on Thursday, and I need to get this thing ready for winter romps. Any tips and tricks? Have never done it before..
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeNovember 10th 2014, 8:52 pm

Good rear tires, whether it be cut turfs or atv tires or even turfs with chains. Posi traction. Good steering and front tires with really good tread.  I find good front tires for snow are Carlisle Sno-Hogs.  Also a skid plate or belly pan to keep snow and gunk out of your belt system.  Possibly even fender flares to keep snow from coming up from your rear tires and covering your back and getting you wet.  If you are really serious I'd put a roof or cab on it WITH HEAT! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2014, 12:10 am

Hmmh... How thick does said belly pan need to be? And also I am trying to find a set of rears for it...
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2014, 3:24 pm

If you want belly pan, sheetmetal would do just perfect. Now, if you are looking for a skid plate to bash off rocks you will need something thicker.
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Oh ok... That sounds easy
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PostSubject: Re: ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower    ZSmachines's Craftsman Rally mower  Icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2014, 3:35 pm

Fearlessfront made a belly-pan for his Murray. You can find it on YouTube.
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