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 (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser

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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 11, 2022 8:04 pm

Lol. "Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go" ~Dirty Mary, Crazy Lary
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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 12, 2022 8:56 pm

After long consideration. I think I will extend the hood forward about 2 inches. This should do 2 things for me.

1) Not knock the right front light out of socket due to bumping the engine.

2) Maybe make room for a muffler. I may go stock muffler with this engine. Duals are nice, but they are noisy. My daughter may not like that after some time.

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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 13, 2022 8:55 pm

Took Bowser over to my in-laws today. It's doing better but I have to do something way better with the exhaust. I have new manifolds coming tomorrow. I think I will put a factory muffler on and see how it does. Still smoking off the right side, but not too bad.

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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 13, 2022 9:11 pm

Sticky rings on that cylinder perhaps? I'm happy to see you getting this tractor going for your daughter, it's awesome she's in on the fun too!

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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 13, 2022 9:23 pm

I have temp 3/4-inch pipe I'm using for exhaust. The engine has 1 inch exhaust, so I have the 3/4 just slid into the exhaust nipples so there is a major exhaust leak up at the engine. Its sucking air causing the rough running, I think. We'll see. I did get the gov spring tension fixed so it idles better. I think I will still need to take off the carb and clean it down the road. I've been hoping it would somewhat clean itself with some fuel additives.

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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeThu Jul 14, 2022 7:38 pm

Stocker muffler installed for the engine. Runs about 50% better. No more pops, but there is a surge time to time that ends with a puff of blue smoke.

Made a heat shield for the muffler.

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Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 24, 2022 4:45 pm

The vtwin may be a dud.  It will run perfect for a few minutes then all the sudden it starts stumbling and burning oil.  I don't want to troubleshoot the darn thing all summer and fall.  I'm going to put the 14.5 single into it.  It's what I was looking for to begin with!  Maybe tomorrow I can get that engine closer to drop in for run test.

Soon...  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Tractors:
Li'l Red Part1  Current - 89 Murray Widebody
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Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 26, 2022 7:45 pm

Aye.... ok, I have something else going on here.  Not sure yet.  Gremlin?

So, removed the vtwin and put on the 14.5 hp. Ran good for about 1 minute and started running the same as the vtwin.  Then later to full surging below 2/3 idle.  Figured it could be that governor maybe messed up again.  SO... swapped on the 16hp.  Guess what.  Run just like the other two.  Runs good 2/3 or higher throttle, but hunt and surge below that.  Tomorrow I'll change out the gas cap and the fuel filter.  Outside that, I'm at a loss.  The fuel tank drains fine.  I wish it were a tick higher.  It is a bit frustrating.

Also, maybe bad gas?

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Li'l Red Part1  Current - 89 Murray Widebody
TheGreenMachine - 89 Craftsman GT18
Bowser - 01 Murray Widebody LT 
Phoenix - 75 Sears ST/16
Dirty Rat - 77 Sears Suburban
Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
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Those vtwins are great if they run good its blowing oil from the breather so i would add a peice of fuel line and a filter to a water bottle then id clean the carb
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The puff of smoke is coming out the muffler.  (right side I'm certain)  I do think it has a blown head gasket as well as the 14.5.

Got the 16hp running decent after a change in fuel line and filter.

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Tractors:
Li'l Red Part1  Current - 89 Murray Widebody
TheGreenMachine - 89 Craftsman GT18
Bowser - 01 Murray Widebody LT 
Phoenix - 75 Sears ST/16
Dirty Rat - 77 Sears Suburban
Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeThu Jul 28, 2022 8:24 pm

So, got things buttoned back up.  Readjusted the hood again for the muffler.  Also installed the nilight pods I had forever it seems.  First time I've seen a dead cell in one.

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Still bright... used the Doc method for installing them.

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Tractors:
Li'l Red Part1  Current - 89 Murray Widebody
TheGreenMachine - 89 Craftsman GT18
Bowser - 01 Murray Widebody LT 
Phoenix - 75 Sears ST/16
Dirty Rat - 77 Sears Suburban
Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
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PostSubject: Re: (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser   (2001) Murray Widebody LT - Bowser - Page 6 Icon_minitimeFri Jul 29, 2022 9:25 pm

Got some fresh gas from my normal station (100%).  Filled up Bowser and the Dirty Rat for some riding today.  First day under a hundred since I do not know when.  Bowser ran better and better as the day went.  Only issue now with Bowser is a needed shift linkage adjustment.  Other than that all was well. A successful day.

Only issue I had today was on of the headlight fell out of the Dirty Rat.  No bigs, easy fix.

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Tractors:
Li'l Red Part1  Current - 89 Murray Widebody
TheGreenMachine - 89 Craftsman GT18
Bowser - 01 Murray Widebody LT 
Phoenix - 75 Sears ST/16
Dirty Rat - 77 Sears Suburban
Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
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