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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 09, 2015 6:04 pm

Here is a picture of the race mower and my new mud mower project as they currently look. Tell me what you think of them and I'm open to ideas if you got some.  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 10, 2015 8:18 am

Nice! Is that a repainted Snapper lt? Dig the stack and rear tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 10, 2015 5:41 pm

Yes it is. I'ts a 1986 snapper Lt16.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 11, 2015 8:14 am

Sweet! Got to get me one of those sometime! What transaxle does it have?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 12, 2015 11:32 am

I didn't see it already mentioned, but if you're wanting to go any faster, some major steering / front end upgrades are going to be needed.  

Your tie rods should be updated, as they will be the cause of most slop, and will be the most likely part to fail at speed.

The high camber / zero caster front end is fine for mowing but will get squirrelly as heck around 20+ mph... There are threads on here somewhere about steering geometry.  Fixing this takes effort and / or money, but not more than your hide is worth Wink

All in all, you do have a nice start!  Keep up the good work!

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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 12, 2015 7:32 pm

@MatthewD wrote:
Sweet! Got to get me one of those sometime! What transaxle does it have?

Those snapper tractors had a variable disc drive. Sort of like the snapper rear engine riders. Doesn't have a trans axle.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 14, 2015 11:45 pm

The rear end is almost exactly like a rear engine snapper except its has a drive shaft that comes from the front on mine instead of one that comes straight down like a rear engine snapper. And the only problem I have with the race mower is the belt layout which I think I might have finally figured out, I'm probably just gonna run it directly from the engine to the trans-axle , no clutch because when I had a clutch I never used it any way because it doesn't jerk very much at all and if I tried to use the clutch the belt would usually come off no matter how many retainers or tensioners I had.
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Ah right, didn't realise they had the variable disc drive.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Oct 26, 2015 11:35 pm

How hard would it be to run a clutch and chain from my engine to my transaxle, would having it upside down like that make it easier for it to fall off? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 08, 2016 1:37 pm

What do you guys think about me using the racing mower body to replace the plastics on a fourwheeler?
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 10, 2016 5:44 pm

Good thinking on the racer's back tires on shaving the turf savers. Now you got a good paddle wheel for mud racing. like the big rear bumper sticker too.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 31, 2016 11:00 pm

What is the seat on the racer off of? It looks really cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Frankenstein Racemower   Project Frankenstein Racemower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 12, 2016 1:55 pm

The seat is out of my old s10, it was one of the rear seats that folded out
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Oh, that makes sense. Looks pretty cool!

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