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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 31st 2018, 2:19 am

Clutch linkage yay
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Normal operation yay
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Hmmmm jam the clutch pedal all the way down to the tire and it kinda inverses the clutch action. Kinda cool that that happens but i dont wanna die so it'll get a clutch stop i guess
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I stole mutts belt and it kinda works but the belt wont really stop, even if i start her in gear. Makes for fun situations. Guess I'll be getting her an inch or two bigger belt than mutt uses.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 31st 2018, 12:57 pm

Heim joints for the clutch linkage? Man you're not messing around! lol! Looks good Rich.

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Eh, they're just ones I had around. Thanks lol.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 31st 2018, 3:31 pm

Wish I had some extra heims laying around!   Razz

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 31st 2018, 6:30 pm

I think that was the last of my 3/8 heims, i have like 4 more 1/2" ones though
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 31st 2018, 6:59 pm

Belt system is looking good. I like the beefy clutch linkage.
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I was a little worried it wouldnt be strong off, but i realized this isn't a push linkage like on mutt, its a pull linkage, and the levers are both moving up and down, rather than one up and down and the other side to side.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 6 Icon_minitimeAugust 1st 2018, 12:12 am

Put the new belt on and moved around the one idler. The belt really doesn't like to slip, but i think it all will wear in.

Other stuff ive done: turn pull start so i can reach it from where i sit. Stuff a plastic pipe thread protector in the dash for a upper steering shaft bushing. Put a throttle cable on. Put in a key switch for a kill switch.


I've driven mules that turn tighter than this thing.
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RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
The belt really doesn't like to slip, but i think it all will wear in.

I'm not really sure what you mean there? Could you elaborate?
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The belt doesn't like to stop when i push the clutch, unless it's in gear
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 6 Icon_minitimeAugust 1st 2018, 1:14 pm

Little stretching and polishing the pulleys (break-in) and as long as you have some guides.  Should work out.  Hopefully the belt doesn't get chewed up.

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I haven't had a problem with the belt coming off. Might put some guides anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 6 Icon_minitimeAugust 1st 2018, 2:12 pm

I had to add a couple engine and one trans guide to Kal so the belt would not grab on clutching.  Didn't need them to keep it on.  Smile

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The stock ones are still on the trans, guess i only gotta worry about the engine
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Made a front belt keeper.
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With that, it seems the belt problems are solved. I also cut tubing to space the rear wheels correctly so they arent walking back and forth on there.

Next... gas pedal, seat, and maybe some work with the front axle
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Nice job on the belt keeper!

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Thanks, i thought it was kinda meh myself. I reaaaaaly need one of those bench mount stock benders, you cant get perfect bends with just a hammer and a vise.
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Put the seat from the RS on. Only had to drill 2 holes so that's cool. I also put the shifter thingy in, made a kingpin and put it in, and greased the front end and steering. Probably other things too but i dont remember.

(I have the foam part of that seat ill prolly duct tape on, it's not bad now though)
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Now... reroute exhaust so i can have the hood on and gas pedal. We'll see how it looks then.
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None of this original paint is staying. It's uglier than yo momma.
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I like the belt retainer design. Does the stock exhaust not line up with one of the headlight holes?
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Nah, not quite. I'd rather have it pointing towards the ground anyways
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Really like the looks of that old engine.

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Me too. Shame it's getting replaced with a honda clone that i wont feel bad about abusing, when i get one
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I've been eyeballing one for a project but they want $90 for it. Not quite feeling that much. LOL

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Especially when a new one is $99!
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