All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSite RulesEventsFAQSearchRegisterLog inBuild-Off

 

 craftsman 12hp project

Go down 
5 posters
AuthorMessage
Timrsnakess
Member
Timrsnakess
Member


Age : 22
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3793
Posts : 31
Location : Westchester,NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSun 07 Dec 2014, 6:53 pm

so im new and i wanted to start off with my 1990? craftsman 12hp ohv 6 speed 38"
so a guy my dad knows gave it to me along with a 10 hp techumseh and other parts
things ive done so far: got rid of the safetys, got it running, wired up the headlights
to do: front bumper, lock the tranny, swap the motor, lift?, gas pedal, brakes, headlight lenses and buckets, pulley swap
so let me know what you think Neutral
Back to top Go down
willis923
Veteran Member
willis923
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Age : 27
Join date : 2013-04-10
Points : 5548
Posts : 1408
Location : Galway NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSun 07 Dec 2014, 8:04 pm

got any pics? we love that kind. sounds cool, gotta love those old squarebodys. personally, i am not a fan of lifted mowers.
Back to top Go down
Timrsnakess
Member
Timrsnakess
Member


Age : 22
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3793
Posts : 31
Location : Westchester,NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSun 07 Dec 2014, 8:17 pm

Yea workin on the pics thinking of only a 1" lift because i want to fit some 20" tires with a little space and i see a real easy way to do the lift
Back to top Go down
willis923
Veteran Member
willis923
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Age : 27
Join date : 2013-04-10
Points : 5548
Posts : 1408
Location : Galway NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSun 07 Dec 2014, 8:28 pm

ahh, ok, so more or less just a body lift. when i think "lifted mower" i think these ubsurd foolish creations that you need a ladder to get in. lol.
Back to top Go down
McKmudder
Member
McKmudder
Member

2015 Build-Off Entrant
2015 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 25
Join date : 2014-12-02
Points : 3472
Posts : 36
Location : South webster ohio

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSun 07 Dec 2014, 9:14 pm

How are you lifting it?
Back to top Go down
LAWN MOWER MUDDER
Established Member
LAWN MOWER MUDDER
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner

Age : 23
Join date : 2013-04-08
Points : 4996
Posts : 913
Location : Central Pa

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeMon 08 Dec 2014, 3:09 pm

From experience, You won't need to lift it to put 20" tires onto it and have space. I had 20" tires on each of my rigs at one point in time. They both have/had the same style fender. If you do lift it for more space between the tires, possibly do a body lift? Like just put the fenders up on blocks?
Back to top Go down
Timrsnakess
Member
Timrsnakess
Member


Age : 22
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3793
Posts : 31
Location : Westchester,NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeTue 09 Dec 2014, 6:11 am

I plan on putting spacer blocks on the two main rear mounts and there are a second set of bolt holes on the front of the transaxle and thats all i need but i might just end up doing a body lift who knows
Oh yea does anyone know what tranny i have in it its a six speed im thinking its a Foote maybe a Spicer its a 90 cube tractor thanks
Back to top Go down
LAWN MOWER MUDDER
Established Member
LAWN MOWER MUDDER
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner

Age : 23
Join date : 2013-04-08
Points : 4996
Posts : 913
Location : Central Pa

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeTue 09 Dec 2014, 7:11 am

Keep in mind when you lift it you will have to lift the rear pulley so the belt still sits level. Is there any purpose you want the fenders higher for? 20" tires fit under those fenders perfectly.
Back to top Go down
Timrsnakess
Member
Timrsnakess
Member


Age : 22
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3793
Posts : 31
Location : Westchester,NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeWed 10 Dec 2014, 6:51 am

Not really any reason but for looks and in case i want to go with bigger tires in future
Back to top Go down
Timrsnakess
Member
Timrsnakess
Member


Age : 22
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3793
Posts : 31
Location : Westchester,NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeThu 25 Dec 2014, 5:56 pm

an update:
I got it running MINT after a tank of gas went through it now the only problem is the huge oil leak coming from the head which needs to be fixed
for christmas i got two 3 inch 27 watt LED lights but thats 54 watts total and i dont think my charging system will support that
i have all the materials to build my front bumper so i got to get a design and get cutting and welding Very Happy Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Carshowkid
Member
Carshowkid
Member


Age : 24
Join date : 2014-07-22
Points : 3958
Posts : 347
Location : Downers Grove Illinois

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeThu 25 Dec 2014, 6:08 pm

So if you lift the tractor suspension... What do you have to do with the input shaft on the transaxle? Make a longer one
Back to top Go down
Timrsnakess
Member
Timrsnakess
Member


Age : 22
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3793
Posts : 31
Location : Westchester,NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSat 27 Dec 2014, 7:49 pm

i did some "testing" today and set up some rocks to crawl on and realized how bad i need a steering gear for the first gen steering
im also working on a front bumper design using this
craftsman 12hp project Img_1110
and some other scrap steel i have
oh yea these are the lights i plan on mounting (27 watts each) can someone tell me if my charging system will support that i have a 12 hp techumseh ohv
craftsman 12hp project Img_1810
this is the front part of the frame to mount to, i want to do a bolt on bumper so i can remove my hood if need be but stilll strong, any ideas out there?
craftsman 12hp project Img_1811
right i almost forgot, lets take a look at the oil leak buildup shall we?
craftsman 12hp project Img_1812
Back to top Go down
LAWN MOWER MUDDER
Established Member
LAWN MOWER MUDDER
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner

Age : 23
Join date : 2013-04-08
Points : 4996
Posts : 913
Location : Central Pa

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSun 28 Dec 2014, 5:30 pm

Check THIS out. These guys built completely insane rigs out of tractors right like yours. Here ya can find a bumper idea, and maybe some ideas to fix your steering gear box..
Back to top Go down
Timrsnakess
Member
Timrsnakess
Member


Age : 22
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3793
Posts : 31
Location : Westchester,NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSun 28 Dec 2014, 6:53 pm

Yea ive seen strech's builds but personally im not a fan of the bumper and i want to find a tractor with 2nd gen steering to do a swap if possible
Right now im eyeballing a tractor identifal to mine on craigslist with a trailer to possibly resolve my oil leak which is getting oil all over my garage
Back to top Go down
Timrsnakess
Member
Timrsnakess
Member


Age : 22
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3793
Posts : 31
Location : Westchester,NY

craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitimeSat 03 Jan 2015, 4:58 pm

new mod can you see it
craftsman 12hp project Img_1910
yep a tach pretty hilarious i think heres a closer look
craftsman 12hp project Img_1911
pretty easy to hook up 3 wires and it works
there is some clearance issues though like the huge overbite and the hood hitting the tach
craftsman 12hp project Img_1912
craftsman 12hp project Img_1913
went for a snow romp today and the turfs are HORRIBLE as well as the open diff but the oil leak comes first as it leaks a 5 inch round puddle in 20 minutes after it is ran
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





craftsman 12hp project Empty
PostSubject: Re: craftsman 12hp project   craftsman 12hp project Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
craftsman 12hp project
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 12hp Craftsman II build ♦lots of pic's♦
» New Craftsman Project
» Craftsman rally project
» my friends craftsman project
» Craftsman Lt2000 Project

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road & Rally Tractors-
Jump to: