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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" Part II   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" Part II - Page 21 Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2024, 6:55 pm

Mutt has come SO far since the first time I saw it. I wish I could have stuck to one tractor all this time. I'd have more $$ and probably have something bulletproof.

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@RichieRichOverdrive i didn't know you did 3D printing, did you use PLA or PETG filament for that Mikuni adapter?
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Mutt has come SO far since the first time I saw it.  I wish I could have stuck to one tractor all this time.  I'd have more $$ and probably have something bulletproof.

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It’s really neat at this point that I’ve had this tractor longer than most people have been in the mower game. The best part of having a tractor for half your life is that you come to feel perfectly at home on it. I know every quirk, balance point, and ability of this tractor. Richie Brown said I was his favorite person to watch ride because I’m so wild on it. That was pretty cool to hear. Now as for it being bulletproof…not really haha. The 820 is 100% a limiting factor.

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@RichieRichOverdrive i didn't know you did 3D printing, did you use PLA or PETG filament for that Mikuni adapter?

Just plain old PLA+! I can’t believe it holds up so well! I do still make spares of these adapters to bring with me to rides. I’m pretty new to 3D printing honestly, just have a junky old Ender 3 pro. It works well enough, I suppose.

Now what’s going on?!!
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Dang old trailer spindles…cut to length and drilled to sleeve right over the existing spindles.
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Etc.
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You get the idea. Just gonna trim the spindles off a bit and zap these on. Should be reversible too if ever I wanted that, just cut the weld and pull them off
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Now for some 4x4 to 4x156 wheel adapters! 3/4x6” material…an expensive but exciting waste of material! Well, it would be if I hadn’t got the material out of the garbage.
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@RichieRichOverdrive Nice dude!, I have an Ender 3 and a kingroon kp3s they both work great for me I've got to say the layers are seamless on the kingroon it has a very small building plate but for like 150 bucks you can't beat it

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Got some wheel adapters made up! Just some dang old milling and drilling and tapping. I happened to have a countersink that was about the right angle for the lug nuts, even.
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Got the setup on the tractor this morning. Front width is now 40”, down from 41.5-42ish. That means I brought my scrub radius in a little under 1” on either side, which should hopefully be easier on stuff. I can also shave another 1/4” off the spacers if I wanted to, which would bring me down to 39.5, which I don’t think is necessary.
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I am going to have to figure out something for new spindle caps, as these will undoubtedly get ripped off.

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Interesting to note that mutt has an identical track width front and back with these mudlites mounted!
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Last minute GER prep, just greased some stuff and tightened the pivot on the front axle. Went for a shakedown run and hopped this log that was big enough to belly the tractor out. Fun stuff!
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While the wheel horse saw the most riding at GER, I still went back to mutt for the most serious trails and when I was inebriated enough to need a tractor that my instincts are tied to. On a night ride I had her sitting sideways between a creek bank and a tree, one rear rim spinning over a rock and the other tire rubbing the tree. She sat running on her side for like 2 minutes, can’t believe she didn't stall haha. Says a lot about a good mikuni carb.

Here me and Richie Brown were coming up Cripple Creek and I crawled up a slanted rock next to a super deep hole that would have easily rolled me if I dropped in. The tree at the top I had to squeeze by and the mud on the rock made it a good challenge, but she came right up it!
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Went riding with the gf today.
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Developed a problem with one cylinder dropping out when the engine was at operating temp. Figured a coil issue, or plug wire issue. Could definitely see that being possible.
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So I swapped the coil to no avail. Turns out one of the JUNK new champion plugs would develop a miss when hot. Go figure. Swapped to an old pair and she’s running good now. I need to find another brand of plugs that can be trusted…and fits my existing plug boots…
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I have had 4 of my last 6 champions just randomly die or start misfiring on 3 different mowers.  Right plugs called for on the engines and proper gap.  I just switched my last one that died to NGK.  See how that goes.


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Was looking under mutt last night. I think I have plenty of room to string a Sears style bellcrank steering and fix my drag link and bump steer woes. Bellcrank will also give my steering response rate tuneability, or at least a better option when I build it.
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I think I will still use the rack and pinion, just repositioned somewhere towards the center of the frame.

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Went riding with the gf today.
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Developed a problem with one cylinder dropping out when the engine was at operating temp. Figured a coil issue, or plug wire issue. Could definitely see that being possible.
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So I swapped the coil to no avail. Turns out one of the JUNK new champion plugs would develop a miss when hot. Go figure. Swapped to an old pair and she’s running good now. I need to find another brand of plugs that can be trusted…and fits my existing plug boots…
I sell Champions at work, and they seem to be the one brand people don't like. Can't go wrong with NGK.
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Usually if I get a bad champion I’ll just find an older champion to throw in lol!

I was thinking on taking mutt to Haspin but a ride around the yard made me realize my shift keys are entirely wiped out. Guess I got to either find or make another set of those. Cost me like $40 for the last set. Rolling Eyes

Also need a new carb boot that isn’t chinesium. This one is super cracked.
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