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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2019, 1:23 pm

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!............
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2019, 2:00 pm

Sad part... I don't think it will take him too long.   affraid

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeJuly 10th 2019, 10:12 pm

Used budgie yesterday to pick up some firewood outta the lawn to throw in a fire I've had going the past few days. Go out to the store today and now i have two flats instead of one. Wonderful. It took air long enough today to move a trailer around, so whatever. I'll patch it soon.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 10th 2019, 7:41 am

Hey look... something happened! It's only been what...3 months?
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New exhaust system! It's not finished yet, I ran out of welding gas(d'oh!) but it's finished enough to use. Propane can muffler is similar in fashion to Doc's fire extinguisher ones. Sounds okay to me. Still retains a bit of bark but it's much better than a straight pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 20th 2019, 11:15 pm

Really liking the sound of this exhaust system. Not loud enough to be snappy but loud enough to maintain lots of that oppy grunt.

Finally put a screen on the flywheel today.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 20th 2019, 11:49 pm

Much safer looking. Glad to see you being careful with your digits haha
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 21st 2019, 12:17 am

Still liable to catch a bootlace in there though, lol

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2019, 9:07 am

My dad somehow broke budgie's right spindle moving her around with pallet forks. It just snapped right in the bend. I stuck a block in to stop the axle from articulating and drove her to a spot in the barn that was out of the way. The 2300 is enough of a counterweight it seems. I'll weld it back together and do some general reinforcing soon.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2019, 9:34 pm

dam I really like how you did the exhaust, all the bends and collector just flow together, strong work. seems like budgie went from kinda a after though to one of your tougher tractors
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Creepycrawler wrote:
dam I really like how you did the exhaust, all the bends and collector just flow together, strong work. seems like budgie went from kinda a after though to one of your tougher tractors

I agree on all accounts
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2019, 2:53 pm

Yeah, that kinda happened lol. It's just come together so nicely. Unlike anything else i have. The exhaust came out nice. I've been getting better at putting that stuff together.

Rolling her into the shop now.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeNovember 2nd 2019, 5:22 pm

Pic of broken spindle surface. Kind of a weird break.
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Welded up the spindle and reinforced both with the mr.moo method, but with worse welding lol.
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Didn't come out too bad. Hopefully they won't break again.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Icon_minitimeNovember 3rd 2019, 7:11 pm

Took Budgie out for a rip today. She's lots of fun to drive, an absolute tank really. Lots of power and weight with the locked diff make this thing just about unstoppable.
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Had a problem with the belt coming off a flat idler once in a while; I added a belt guide that will hopefully fix that issue.
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Belt hasn't given me any issues since.

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So I finally did something that removed weight...seems a bit out of character for me huh? MTD - "Budgie"  - Page 14 Kimg1510

I guess I didn't get any good pics of it, but I removed the gm alternator from back when i had the 6hp and replaced it with an idler pulley.
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What made you decide to remove the alternator?
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It would likely fry my little motorcycle battery. I've had it on there since long before i had the oppy. It was only on there so i could use budgie as a mobile battery charger.

The charging system on the oppy is fine, the battery just goes dead when you leave it for more than a few days.
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Getting out some today. It rained sideways yesterday, everything is reaaally sloppy. Got stuck behind my lower pond pretty bad but was able to pull her out on my own.
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Don't know if you guys can tell but my tie rod is getting pretty bent. I'll shore that up when my shop dries out lol.
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Needs some new shoes and she’s mint
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Honestly yeah, I could use some new tires for her. 19x7-8 china atv tires and just some fresh mudlites would be good.

Some idiot did a really bad job welding the clutch pedal shaft support and it broke off. Whoops. I'll see about that tomorrow i guess.
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Got her up on two wheels. Notice flywheel screen full of mud. Not impressed with that
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I know you're gonna hate me for the Snapchat post Allis, but it's the only pic i got of the clutch support. I welded it all around this time. Whacked it with a hammer to make sure it won't come off, seems good now.
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And yes, the old drag link just plain needed retired. Luckily i got a pair of ATV tie rods on my last scrap run. They're metric and one's left hand thread, but as long as I don't lose any lock nuts it should be alright.
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There's the drag link done. I don't know what this ½" bar was from but it has some of the thickest galvanizing I've seen. You just can't get it all off. Makes an interesting flame when you weld it. I just stay out of the smoke so it doesn't knock me out.
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In for lunch right now, when I go back out I'll put the drag link on, beef up the tie rod, and maybe take her for a run.
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Welded up the tie rod.
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I turned these collars on the lathe to hopefully stiffen up the ends. They get rid of the longer ⅜" portions on the end. It's likely the ends will just snap under them but I'll worry about that when i get there lol
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What brand of lathe do you have? I'd like to have one but dont have the space or the money to get one lol.
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It's a South Bend. 1927 9" swing by 3-½' bed. If you have room for another work bench, or just room on a workbench, you have room for a lathe.
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Hmm honestly that's not a bad size lathe, way better than that junk I saw at harbor freight. Honestly I have room for one but both me and dad are working out of a little 2 car garage so it would be in the middle of the floor, but in the process of building a bigger garage out back so we'll definitely have the room for one then.
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Had to haul around some railroad ties today. I got a video, I'll put that up later. Lots of fun having the front wheels lift a lot.
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Definitely don't get the hazard fraught ones. They need a lot of work before they're really usable.
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