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AllisKidD21 wrote:
How come the toe was out, is the tie rod bent or out of adjustment, etc?
yalp, it bowed itself out into a V.
MightyRaze wrote:
Probably a single rod that bent.  Sporting a different hood there?
Yep, the original hood.  It looks a little better with these tires, oddly enough.
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Yikes, methinks a new heavy duty tie-rod is in order, haha.


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Yikes, methinks a new heavy duty tie-rod is in order, haha.
Probably, but yours truly is a little lazy. Hehe
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Does it still mow? And are you leaving the itp mud lites on it or putting them back on Nelle belle?
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biggasmowers wrote:
Does it still mow? And are you leaving the itp mud lites on it or putting them back on Nelle belle?
It still mows.  Nellybelle is a different story.  For now, they are on Sodzilla because Belle doesn't run.
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Much, much more reasonable, LOL.  Going to order it soon.  Plus, 1-year warranty.  It won't last that long, LOL.
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Mandrels are MUCH cheaper online.  Just purchased a set of 3 for a John Deere for less than 80$ for my father in law this past spring.


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MightyRaze wrote:
Mandrels are MUCH cheaper online.  Just purchased a set of 3 for a John Deere for less than 80$ for my father in law this past spring.
Yeah, I'm finding that out, haha.  I figgered that if I could have them sooner I'd pay a little more, but not 4x what it should be! LOL
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well im glat to see some one else using the wheel barrel rim thing, and looks like you did not mess them up like i did mine.
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well im glat to see some one else using the wheel barrel rim thing, and looks like you did not mess them up like i did mine.
Yep, and it's holding up great.
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i liked the cammo hood better. but i think stock is boring. also makes me miss dinky's old rear fenders. if i cold go back in time i wold of left them stock... but forward is the only way to go, dully dinky it is.
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I actually think the stock hood looks better. Front tyres looks really good.
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yeah those fronts are cool, no clearance problems with them?
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i liked the cammo hood better. but i think stock is boring. also makes me miss dinky's old rear fenders. if i cold go back in time i wold of left them stock... but forward is the only way to go, dully dinky it is.
I'm thinking of swapping the camo fenders and hood on.  Lemme know what that sounds like.
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I actually think the stock hood looks better. Front tyres looks really good.
Thanks, yeah so do I.
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yeah those fronts are cool, no clearance problems with them?
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RockeyDA wrote:
i liked the cammo hood better. but i think stock is boring. also makes me miss dinky's old rear fenders. if i cold go back in time i wold of left them stock... but forward is the only way to go, dully dinky it is.
I'm thinking of swapping the camo fenders and hood on.  Lemme know what that sounds like.
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I actually think the stock hood looks better. Front tyres looks really good.
Thanks, yeah so do I.
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yeah those fronts are cool, no clearance problems with them?
Nope, none at all.

did not know you had cammo fenders. like i said, modded is better than stock, and who dose not like cammo? communist!
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Oh dang. I was hoping to see some super cool frame reinforcments or something. lol!


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Oh dang. I was hoping to see some super cool frame reinforcments or something. lol!  
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Mounted the Roper hood on today!
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Looks pretty good I think!

I'm also swapping the engine pulley from stock to a 6".  Should be plenty fast!

With some advice from Matt and Sebastian and Rich and Allis, I somehow managed to get this super seized bolt out lol.
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Vise grips, clutch out in gear, on the compression stroke, ratchet strap, and redneck "breaker bar".  LOL, I need an impact gun.
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I just started using an impact gun to get those bolts off. That flag looks like its gonna get caught through the brush lol.
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I just started using an impact gun to get those bolts off. That flag looks like its gonna get caught through the brush lol.
Well, as I stated above, I don't got an impact gun.  The flag is on there for looks for the summer picture contest.
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Matt posted a link to a pretty decent looking impact gun from Ebay in the chat yesterday for a pretty good price. Can't remember what the price was, but it was fairly cheap.


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This is it if anyone wants to take a look. Seems pretty reasonable, but won't be as durable as some of the more expensive ones. Is that a double pulley clutch or just a single pulley clutch and an idler?
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I like the new hood a lot.  I wasn't really diggin' the stock weedeater hood.  How are you going to mow with a pulley swap?
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AllisKidD21 wrote:
Matt posted a link to a pretty decent looking impact gun from Ebay in the chat yesterday for a pretty good price. Can't remember what the price was, but it was fairly cheap.
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This is it if anyone wants to take a look. Seems pretty reasonable, but won't be as durable as some of the more expensive ones. Is that a double pulley clutch or just a single pulley clutch and an idler?

Gonna have to look into that. Single pulley clutch and an idler, the stock setup.

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I like the new hood a lot.  I wasn't really diggin' the stock weedeater hood.  How are you going to mow with a pulley swap?

I only mow like once every 6 months so I'll just change the engine pulley and belt for when that happens.
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Ended up not pulley swapping the front (didn't have a belt that fit).

Turns out it already goes pretty fast just with the stock front pulley and a 5" rear pulley, along with the engine turning a quite a bit faster than it probably should.  I always told people it went about 8-10 MPH, was way off.  Super excited to find that it goes 16.
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IM SO JELLY, i want somthing that can mensure speed so bad, i really need to see if there are cheep GPS's on ebay.
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