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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2018, 6:23 pm

I hope mine gets at least 15 lol. Won't keep up with mutt but will at least keep up with one of the big tractors lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2018, 6:29 pm

I definitely need to separate the brake from the clutch pedal, there's only about 2 in of pedal travel from the time the clutch disengages to the time the brake locks up. Can't even feather the brakes, they just lock solid
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2018, 8:45 pm

George Gooding wrote:
OK thank-you, what tubing would you suggest for the exhaust?

People like to use tubing from old chairs or exercise equipment.  Pretty easy to find on the side of the road.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2018, 9:17 pm

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George Gooding wrote:
OK thank-you, what tubing would you suggest for the exhaust?

People like to use tubing from old chairs or exercise equipment.  Pretty easy to find on the side of the road.
I would weld a threaded pipe to the exhaust and be able to run mufflers but unscrew them when you wish to be loud.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2018, 9:32 pm

Going to run dual straight pipes all the way along the sides exiting the back
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2018, 9:35 pm

George Gooding wrote:
Going to run dual straight pipes all the way along the sides exiting the back
Yeah, I know to some straight pipes get loud fast.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2018, 9:38 pm

Oh just a warning, if you intend to take those thread in exhaust inserts, it's gonna be a major pain. I ended up chiselling off the little jam nuts and banging on em a bunch to knock them loose. After that i made a bolt on exhaust setup (when i put it on the snapper its on). The bolt holes were already there and i had some flanged pieces i cut off of other oppy exhausts.

This pic doesn't show the propane can muffler i put on, but you get the idea. I got this tubing from some gas pressure washer frames.

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Oh, and separate brakes shouldn't be hard to do. We both are lucky to have a nice airheart caliper. You could probably rig up the brake lever in the center to be separate from the clutch too, pretty easily if i remember correctly...
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 27th 2018, 9:53 pm

The caliper brand on mine is a Hurst, I was thinking about a brake pedal that gives a longer throw so I can feather them when I need to
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2018, 12:19 am

I suppose if you weren't planning on correcting the clutch, that would be farily easy. Could put it right on the left side, and have some kind of linkage going to it.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2018, 9:27 am

What do you mean by correcting the clutch?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2018, 2:46 pm

Putting the clutch pedal on the left side. I'm gonna do it on mine.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2018, 3:03 pm

I've already done that to mine, looks better & stronger than factory, welded both sides of the linkage bracket
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2018, 3:24 pm

Ah alright. They did skimp out on some of the welding on these.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2018, 3:58 pm

Took maybe 20 minutes to do
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2018, 11:10 pm

Does anyone know what this plug in for?
MTD trail build - Page 3 20180640 thought it might be for a vent tube that was never hooked up, i don't want to hook up a vent tube if it's for something else.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2018, 11:59 pm

Interesting... I do not have a plug there on mine.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 1st 2018, 4:12 pm

Just checked mine, doesn't have it either. I call it fair game for a vent line.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 3rd 2018, 8:39 pm

Tomorrows plan: got some 22x7-10 trail Wolves, so gonna build temporary hubs and get them mounted on the tractor
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 3rd 2018, 11:52 pm

Nice choice for tires! Good luck making the steering and frame hold up to them.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 4th 2018, 6:43 pm

Got the front wheels done
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MTD trail build - Page 3 20180712I don't think that it looks too bad but now the frame flex is really noticeable, guess I'll work on the frame Bracing next
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 5th 2018, 1:35 am

Looks good. You better get on bracing that front axle too. Mine had a lot of flex and the pivot hole was hogged out like 1/2" lol.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 8th 2018, 7:46 pm

What I've done today.
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MTD trail build - Page 3 20180718 put some head tins on, smoothed out the hubs and painted them and put the body back on to see how it looks and get some more ideas. Once I get everything done how I like it then the sheet metal will come back off one last time for paint
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 8th 2018, 7:58 pm

I do like the big front tires, but the chamber looks a little bit out of wack.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 8th 2018, 8:22 pm

Yeah I know, the one hub got a bit warped when I was dismantling the old 8" rim, ran outa cut off wheels so I ended up using a grinding wheel, chisel and a hammer. Going to try and find some Honda hubs next week
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 13th 2018, 9:04 am

Pulley ratio recommendations, 1:1, 1:1.3, or 1:2. Would still have plenty of torque in first but not sure about the other gears. Was thinking about 1:2 or maybe even 1:3
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PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   MTD trail build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeJuly 13th 2018, 9:21 am

With 1:1 and the 2300's high reduction, i think you would do well for top speed and crawling gears. You might still want to go higher, but not more than 1:2 i think.
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