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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 4th 2022, 12:17 am

Nice fix on the clutch. Also welding a nut to that bolt should heat it nicely and maybe help back it out.
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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 4th 2022, 7:28 pm

Good idea @MightyRaze but that "bolt" is either a stud of some kind or a machined part of the steering shaft and because it's the same thickness as the flats on the shaft I couldn't drill and tap for a bolt unless I went with a 1/4" bolt and I don't think I'd trust that for offroading. Better it happened how it did instead of breaking off in my hand that's for sure!

I may give your idea a try just to see if it happens to be a threaded stud, what's the worst that could happen right!?

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1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 5th 2022, 9:00 pm

I found a little treat for this beast today after work! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220776"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220777

That's right, a 3 speed Peerless MST and I scored it for $30! It will essentially make this rig a 21 speed (because of the Vari-Drive) and it should bolt right in but the pulley isn't right for it and the input shaft is 5/8" compared to the original 910's 1/2" so I have some figurin' to do!

What's really cool about it is apparently (according to the Peerless manual) it has gear driven reverse (no chain to break) and uses 80w90 gear oil instead of grease so that's a HUGE bonus!

Plus I didn't think the original 910 with 1/2" input shaft and 5/8" axles would hold up for very long but this one with the 5/8" input shaft and 3/4" axles should hold up pretty well on this light machine!

You'll notice on the pulley I wrote down the approximate gear ratios so once I figure out the ratio (singular) on the 910 it will give me an idea if I'll gain any top end or if I'll just gain slower speeds? I'll probably try and figure that out tomorrow, this ought to be a good upgrade regardless!

That's all for now!

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1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 6th 2022, 1:18 am

Nice score!  Not seen an MST-203 before.

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 6th 2022, 9:53 pm

MightyRaze wrote:
Nice score!  Not seen an MST-203 before.
I think so too and I've never seen one either! I looked it up last night and apparently @RCG converted one into a MST-206! Here's a link to the video

I won't even be thinking of this as a 3 speed, I'll be calling it a "range selector" with High/Low/Bull Low (and reverse)! Turns out that 2nd gear is the same (or very similar) ratio to the F/N/R @ 10.8:1 which means I'll end up with a slighter higher top end in 3rd @ 6.8:1 and some ridiculously low creeper gears in 1st @ 24:1 which I imagine will probably be useless! Lol

I had a look under tractor and realized that I'll have some fab work to do on the plate that holds the Vari-Drive idler pulley and shifter to fit the 203 but I'll be damned if I'm going to disable this rig just after I brought it to life so instead I decided I'll do all the work on the carbon copy parts tractor (the Silver Bullet - future racer) then transfer the parts around.

Here's the plate I speak of. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220778


With that out of the way the 203 bolts right on..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220779


...and I was really lucky, seems the tractor I got it from has the exact same width chassis because the front support brackets for both sides are a perfect fit, all I'll need to do is drill a hole per side to secure them! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220780


But wait! There's more...


I had to do something about the steering wheel "bolt". Turns out it was machined onto the shaft as far as I can tell."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220781


What I did was cut it flush, center punch it then started drilling a 1"deep hole all the way up to a 1/4" (biggest shown is 3/16")..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220783"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220782"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220784


...drilled a hole clear through the sides..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220785


...cut the head off a 5/16" bolt, turned it down to almost a 1/4", tapped it into the shaft then welded it through the holes and at the top..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220789"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220786


...ground the sides smooth then re-installed the wheel!"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220787"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220788


Time for a speed run!

1st "gear"... 3KPH/1.86MPH
7th "gear"...11KPH/6.84MPH

I'm hoping that 3rd gear ratio will get me closer to 10MPH, guess I'll find out sometime in the near(ish) future! Lol.


That's it for today I'm pooped!

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 7th 2022, 8:37 pm

I modified the Vari-Drive plate after work and now it's a good fit!

I had to cut a little over half of it's height off but before I did that I welded the upper corners for strength and ground them smooth. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220791"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220792"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220793


Here what I was left with... "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220794


...but it was still hitting the top of the trans so I notched it."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220795


There's a boss/bolt that I'm assuming is where the spring and ball for the shifter detent is and it was preventing the bracket from going ahead enough to bolt in so I cut the bracket and bent it up..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220796


...then bent it back down so there's a bit of a gap..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220797


...slid a piece of copper bar in so I could fill weld it and smoothed it out a little."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220799
"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220798


Here's the modified bracket that retains all the important stuff and fits perfect (now)! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220800


I'll have to get up to the salvage yard as soon as possible so I can find a floor shifter I can modify to work that has the spring loaded bracket like my Roper so when I make a cutout in the shifter panel I can make a reverse lockout deal that you have to pull back and then over to get to reverse. Maybe I'll get lucky and find the right pulley too! If not I'll probably cut the center out of mine and use a weld on hub from Princess Auto to simplify the ordeal.

So far it's not being TOO difficult which is nice!

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 11th 2022, 10:22 pm

I've officially declared war on this 3 speed with VariDrive swap! I do however feel that I'm starting to win!

It's been a tough go the last few days, it seems fitting the trans and modifying the VariDrive bracket was the easy part! I did find a couple shifters and based on the belt/pulley layout I thought I built a winner out of them BUT I didn't realize or take in account that the input shaft on the MST is a couple inches further to the right than the 910 which kyboshed that... "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220802


...and the pulley I made (by cutting the hubs out of both the 910 and MSTs then welding the MST hub in the 910 pulley) because it puts it way over and into the VariDrive shifter linkage and also the idler pulley is now in the way."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220803"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220805"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220804"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220806"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220807


I test fit the VariDrive belt into the Roper Trailblazers rear pulley (which is a weld on Princess Auto special) and it actually fits half decently as it's designed for A and B width belts so I grabbed a weld on hub and several pulleys of smaller sizes (7", 6.5", 5.5" and 5") so I could mock it up with the belt and start figuring stuff out. The 7" left good tension on the idler but still would've left too much other stuff to overcome so I popped the 6.5" on and it's still leaving half decent tension on the ider while leaving separation between the halves of the belt and much less to overcome although it was a serious battle that lasted a few hours!


Even with the 6.5" pulley the VariDrive linkage would still hit the belt..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220808


...so I expanded the holes for the shifter plate so I could slide the linkage to the side... twice because I didn't do it enough the first time! Lol. I ended up with about 9/16" I could slide it over (note the paint line)"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220809"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220810


So now it's in, bracket clearanced to not touch the underside of the pulley and shifter itself spaced from underneath with a washer so it can't touch the underside of the pulley also, plate adjusted probably 19 times until I found the sweet spot and a little clearancing on the fender pan so the shifter doesn't bind when going up and down. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220811"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220812

Here's a real short video of the VariDrive shifter in action.



I guess tomorrow I'll weld the pulley and fire up the tractor to test out the drive system as it sits (on jack stands). There's no sense swapping the tires to the new rims until I know it's going to work/not work. Better freaking work or I'm going to go nuclear on it! Lol.

If it's all good the next step is tires for a test drive then I'll have to come up with a shifter for The MST!

That's its for now, hopefully I'll have good news in the next day or 2!

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 11th 2022, 10:57 pm

Very nice @Brianator! Great job.

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 11th 2022, 11:10 pm

MightyRaze wrote:
Very nice @Brianator!  Great job.

Thank you sir! I know I'm not the first to attempt this, I'm pretty sure @prancstaman has done it and another member may have also but I do believe it's not been done with this exact VariDrive (shifter) setup, my 2 LT11s are the only ones I've seen with the swing shift the rest are push/pull. I'm really hoping it all works, it will be a wicked awesome setup if it does!

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 12th 2022, 10:49 pm

I made some progress again after work and things are looking good!


I was able to just drill a hole in the VariDrive bracket for the clutch/VariDrive spring to reconnect at about the same length as stock and it clears the MSTs front support bracket on the left side (not pictured)... "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220813


...welded the pulley to the hub, got everything installed and fired up the tractor. I'm glad to report that the VariDrive system seems to be working as it should but I may have another adjustment to make to be sure there's a smidgen more clearance between the linkage and the belt when the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220814


I got the tires mounted on the new rims and heck, I wish I'd measured the hub depth because there's was about 7/8" of empty space between the hub and trans so I started looking around and measuring stuff... I found some wheel bushings that just needed the flange lips cut off of to use as spacers! I can see myself in the future either finding rims with deeper hubs or welding extensions on the existing ones or using locking bearings/brackets to make axle supports, I'll cross that bridge eventually!  "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220816"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220815


They ended up working out perfectly because it pushed the rear wheels out about 1" further and made them almost the same width as the front with it's widened track because of the ATV drums I used so now this beast has become the "Widetrack Edition" (or WE for short)! I'm loving it! Once I get the Silver Bullet back on wheels I'll measure it for comparison. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220817"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220818


By this time it was after 8 and a little late to be annoying my neighbors with a test drive so instead I turned my attention to the brakes which are hooked up (testing needed) and the "range selector" for a little bit, here's what I'm brewing up:

I'm going to use the parking brake handle (which I cut off from the inside for space to work) for a stock appearance, ease of fabrication, it's already in a great location where I can easily add a support bracket inside plus it will be easy to reach and put both shifters on the same side of the tractor!  "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220819


Here's a little mockup and explanation of what I'm thinking:
-Bracket 1 is the shift input and perfect the way it is.
-Bracket 2 will be the shifter bellcrank, I'll make a new one that's the same length as bracket 1. There just happens to be a threaded hole right there in the case and I had a nice long bolt for maximum thread engagement.
-Bracket 3 (clamped with Vise Grips) is a shifter bracket from a 6 speed that will be the support bracket for the handle
- Blue is the general linkage bracket(s) design(s)
-Green are the linkage rods I'll make from 5/16" steel rod and will be threaded for rod ends so I have some adjustment(s) to play with."The WarHorse" - Page 6 Scree121


I think I'm going to leave myself in suspense until the"range selector" is done before I test drive it, might as well I've only driven it for about 30 minutes compared to the 60+ hours I've worked on it so what's another couple/few hours right!? Lol.

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 13th 2022, 11:22 pm

I got a little bit more done, shouldn't be long now until I can actually test it!


First thing I did was cut a bellcrank out of a piece of 1/4" plate that was leftover from the motor plate for the Mud Duck. For the pivot I'm using a flanged bushing that was salvaged from the cutting deck and was used to adjust the bogey wheel(s) height."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220820"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220821"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220822


I modified the shift input bracket by welding the hole closed, drilling a new one and trimming a little off the tip to make it more equal length with the bellcrank. Then I made a linkage by cutting and threading 5/16" round stock for the rod ends and adjusting it so they're parallel to each other."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220823"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220824


I had to drill a hole above the parking brake hole to clear the VariDrive shifter linkage and be able to add a long enough control bar for leverage, I also modified a shifter bracket to be a support bracket for the control rod. It's being held by one bolt but I'll add a couple small welds to hold it secure."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220825


I want the control rod to be easily removable in case I need space to work so I'm using a 1/2" keyed weld-on hub on the end of the control rod which I will cut a keyway in with my dremel once I figure out exactly where it needs to be. The bar with the convenient holes in it is a draw bar for a garage door opener that I cut through with a hole saw then welded it on the hub. It gives me 3 holes to test and see which feels the best or I could drill 3 more if I'm feeling picky! Lol"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220827"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220826


I quickly put it on the end of the control rod to take a quick picture before I shut it down for the night. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220828



I'll be using locking collars to keep the control shaft in one spot, what's nice about the whole setup is the amount of adjustability I'll have everywhere! I can drill other holes in the other brackets if I want to play with the ratios or whatever but I'm hoping it feels good and shifts easily the way it is so I don't have to mess with it too much! I'll be honest when I say I'm completely winging it right now, I've never built a shifter setup and haven't done any kind of research but it seems to be going really well, almost like it wants to work! Lol

That's all for today, hopefully tomorrow it will be completed! All that's left to do is weld the handle on the control rod, cut a keyway, make one more linkage and probably some fine tuning! Wish me luck!

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 13th 2022, 11:40 pm

@Brianator nice fab work! I'm getting excited with you to see this thing working! Very nice!

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 13th 2022, 11:51 pm

Thank you! I'm having so much fun building this rig but I really need to get back to my build off tractor soon. Once the driveline is good there's a couple other things I'd like to finish then I can start enjoying it and have a tractor to ride while the Mud Duck is down.

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 14th 2022, 9:02 pm

Alrighty fellers, I won the battle! I now have a fully functioning drive system so I guess I'll have to start calling this "The Warhorse Widetrack Edition with optional Range Selector" or "The Warhorse WE w/opt. Range Selector" for short. Lol

I made the control rod link and painted both shafts"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220829


While the paint was drying I got 3 welds on the control rod support bracket, I'll add to them once I clean up the wiring and have more room to work"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220830


As that was cooling down I did something I hope I don't have to do again anytime soon because it was a big pain in the @$$... cutting a keyway for the control lever! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220831"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220832


Then I installed the control rod and links to figure out shifter travel and angle by using vise grips, cut the control rod to length and marked both it and the handle itself for alignment to weld them together"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220833


What I did to weld them together was put 2 tiny tack welds on to hold it together then cut a slot between them, welded it in, cut another slot welded it in ect. until I was all the way around then ground it all smooth and painted it"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220834
"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220835


I installed the control rod (which is fully and easily removable btw), used 2 locking collars to hold it in place, hooked up the linkage and it's done!"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220836


Reverse "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220837

Neutral "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220838

Bull Low (1st gear) "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220839

Low (2nd gear)"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220840

High (3rd gear)"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220841


What's cool is I can push in the clutch with my left foot and kick the shifter down into 3rd with my right foot! Lol. I did some testing and it all seems to be working as intended, the shifter itself feels great and isn't difficult to reach or switch ranges so I guess there's enough leverage present.


I did do another speed test but I'm not sure on the accuracy of the top speed number because the brake linkage and spring got all jammed up, the brakes were dragging and the VariDrive didn't come all the way back. After I removed it, it definitely felt a little peppier so I'm going to guess I hit 10MPH which is a big improvement over stock and plenty enough for what I'm doing with the tractor, I also gained some much slower speeds but not as bad as I originally thought it would be because of the pulley swap.

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1st "gear"/Bull Low ~ approx .7KPH/.5MPH
7th "gear"/High range  ~ 14.5KPH/9MPH

I'll do an official speed run in the near future, my testing ended early because I lost one of those stupid wheel clips, luckily a friend saw the washer fly and stopped me. I've never liked those clips or trusted them and was going to replace them with 3/4" locking collars but forgot to grab them from Princess Auto...

The only bugs to work out seems to be the brake linkage/spring, everything else is working beautifully! I'm hoping to get it out for a shakedown run on Sunday but it depends, so we'll see! Lol.

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1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 14th 2022, 10:25 pm

Nice work @Brianator! Not sure I could do the shifter that low, but hey if it works for you and you like it. That's all that matters!!!

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2022, 12:53 am

It's not all that low really because of the design of the tractor and low seat, sure I have to bend down but i don't feel like I'm reaching way down like I would if it were the Roper. I am really liking it there, easy to reach and it's not in the way at all!

It's been a BIG day for this 'ol girl, I want it to be ready for an actual ride so I worked on it most of the afternoon and late into the evening. I got alot done!


The first thing that HAD to be dealt with was securing the brake drum backing plates, I had ziptied them to hold them from spinning and jamming into the axle which is fine around the yard but not on the trails so..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220842


...I made 2 of these out of a small piece of 1/2" bar stock I had..."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220843


...welded them on the spindles, painted them then reinstalled the spindles!"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220845"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220844


There was a plastic bushing on the steering bellcrank that had alot of slop in it so I drilled the hole a little bigger for a steel bushing that I tack welded in place."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220847"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220846



I also added steering stops which worked out perfectly and hasn't really impacted the turning radius either so that's good! At full lock and articulation there's still clearance everywhere, I think I could actually squeeze a little bit more articulation out if this rig!"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220850"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220848"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220849


Then on to the rear wheels... boy did I get lucky on this one,  I removed all washers and spacers, put in a (floating) 3/4" shaft collar, the wheel, the original washer and wouldn't you know it the set screw on the outer locking shaft collar was right in the middle of the groove for the clip just like I was hoping for! All I i had to do was trim the keys, used my Dremel to put a little notch in the groove for the set screw to lock down into and that's it!"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220852


Time for a little testing!

I almost made it on top of the stump! I bet if my tire caught a root I would've got up there but I did actually get the front wheel all the way up on it from another angle but wasn't able to get a picture. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220851


This is JUST before tipping point which will improve once I relocate a battery under the dash but for now that's not half bad! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220853


Well crawling! It didn't even struggle! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220854


Another top speed run and...21kph (13mph)! That's a huge improvement over stock!


Then I made the new extended winch plate supports out of steel left over from the winch plate itself. I ran out of bedliner so paint will have to wait but now it's ready for use! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220857"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220855"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220856


I made a proper kill switch wire and ziptied it with the choke cable and fuel line, this turned out to be a huge blessing because I've always had a hard time turning the fuel on and off because it's so flexible and you can only get one hand in there but now with it secured to the choke cable it's a breeze! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220858


I also got the winch wired up (but not to the battery) and made a little holder for it, I'll add a hook to cradle the wiring coming out of the controls and that should hold it in place no problem. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220859


What's really cool is how the wiring worked out perfectly so I can run the controller out of the hood, still clamp the hood down and control the winch from the seat! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220860


What I day I'm pooped!

Until next time!

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1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2022, 11:13 am

Nice work. Lots of thought put into the tractor! Nice fab work too.

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2022, 11:30 am

Thanks @MightyRaze! It's going to be oh so satisfying to get it out for an actual romp after all the time I've put into it and it's more capable of tackling obstacles than I anticipated it would have been! One thing I'll need to sort out is the flex of the tractor itself, it will jump out of whatever VariDrive gear I'm in and go strait to 7th when it's flexing alot but I can't see it to know if it's an easy fix or if serious frame reinforcement is needed. Hey at least she's rockin' and ready for rompin' right!?

More to come later, I'm working on it again today!

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1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2022, 11:48 pm

I got a little bit more done today, I started with finishing the mount for the winch controller. All I did was bend/tweak a eyehook and make it difficult to fanagle the wires through it, drilled a hole in the fender and burned it in. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220865"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220864


The idler was shot so I put a new, slighter larger one on that I got for a good price. The belts were touching even before the idler swap while in 1st "gear" of the VariDrive so I'll have to add a belt guide or small idler to keep them apart."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220866


Then I installed the fan shroud and pullstart from the other flathead, tack welded a steel bushing in the dash for the pull rope to go through, tied the handle and that was that!"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220868"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220867


I also removed all unnecessary wiring, replaced some connections, wired the winch to power and wired the charge wire. I figured out where and how I'll mount a tool and supplies box and will tackle that in the morning! I'm hopefully taking it for a shakedown run tomorrow afternoon and I ain't going without a way to carry tools and water at least!

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1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2022, 12:26 am

Very nice updates and upgrades.  Love the pull from the dash!

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2022, 9:54 am

Thanks @MightyRaze! I actually got the idea from a Kijiji ad for a old Eaton Viking 8hp, not sure if it was stock or not but I liked the idea! I'm planning on using electric start on a cold startup or if it's being difficult for some reason and the pullstart the rest of the time but now I need to find another spot for the horn button which isn't a big deal, I'm hoping I can find a spot close to where it was so I don't have to redo the wiring.

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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2022, 2:44 pm

Well heck, no shakedown run today but I did install the toolbox and made a heatsheild for it. I think I'm just going to take it easy for the rest of the day (for once)! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220869
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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 18th 2022, 9:03 pm

I'm back with another update!


I grabbed some bedliner after work and painted the winch support brackets so now it's all nice and blaaaack! Lol. "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220871


As I stated in a previous post the rear VariDrive belt halves did start touching each other but seemingly only when in first "gear" of the VariDrive and I plan on spending alot of time there so I made a simple (adjustable) belt guide out of 5/16" round stock and that solves that! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220872"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220874"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220873


Now for the good stuff! I got me a start on the front brakes! First I modified the pedal same as the other side so they match."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220875


Then after finding the cables and doing some thinking under the tractor I came up with this contraption! It's the brake rod bracket(s) with L brackets I made from the cutoff of the VariDrive "plate" welded on and cable adjusters welded onto the Ls for fine tuning."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220878"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220876"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220877


Here they are painted, installed and the cables routed to give you an idea."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220880"The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220879


I'll probably cross them over as pictured but I may also try to make them stay on their respective sides, I'll figure that out on the next session in which I should have them done (I'm hoping). All that's left is to make tabs to weld on the brake rod, cut the cable and sheathing down once I've settled on cable routing and figure a way to secure cables to the tabs...I think what I'll do is drill a hole in a bolt for the cable to go through and pinch just like on a bicycle. Oh and a pedal stop and return spring(s)... okay maybe it'll be a couple sessions? Lol.

Until next time!

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1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 19th 2022, 9:06 pm

1 more session was all that was needed and now the front brakes are all hooked up and functional!


I used a couple of these "fabrication tabs" I got at Princess Auto, I just had to drill the 3/8" holes out to 5/8", add holes for the cable bolts and one for the return spring."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220881


I was lucky that the tabs were able to do triple duty, pinch the cables, act as a pedal stop and be a spot for a return spring! The spring is a idler spring for the VariDrive and came off the Silver Bullet, sad to shorten and bend a spare but it was the only one I could find I felt could work."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220882


So they they are all hooked up and ready for testing/tweaking! It was getting to be a little late to fire up the tractor and annoy my neighbors so I'll wait for now! I hope they work decently, in my experiences drum brakes on ATVs and even on my Z50 aren't all that great but if they slow me down while going downhill at least then it wasn't a waste of time!

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1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 20th 2022, 9:19 pm

Well poo no brake test today which sucks! It's been pretty toasty out the last few days and has started to wear me down so I thought I'd relax for a little bit after work then test them, it's started to rain pretty heavily so I just wasn't up to it... hopefully tomorrow though!

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1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
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PostSubject: Re: "The WarHorse"   "The WarHorse" - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJuly 24th 2022, 12:01 pm

I have a couple updates for this old girl.

I installed grab handles and a rear grab bar (which is for pulling only), they're working very well so far! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220883


I got it out for a shakedown run and overall it did okay, when it was working well it was working really well and plowing through the mud and crawling pretty well BUT I have some serious tweaking and tuning to do with the VariDrive controls and other stuff on the tractor.

First of all when the tractor is flexing the VariDrive will pop out of "gear" and go strait to 7th which can launch me while crawling over obstacles if I don't have my foot on the pedal to control speed. This is happening because of how much I modified the shifter plate so to fix that I will install/modify the one for the Silver Bullet but take off the bare minimum I can for clearance and reinforce the tractor frame to minimize flex.

Another issue with the VariDrive is when it's in 7th "gear" the sides of the belt aren't in contact with the pulley and riding on a 1/2" shoulder which was causing it to slip really badly and I'd have to push in the clutch to regain friction so there's some tweaking to do there as well.

I snapped the MSTs shifter handle off the control rod early in the day but Vise Grips to the rescue! I'll reweld it and make sure I get better penetration this time. I also need to find a way to declutch the rear ider pulley to make shifter gears easier."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220884

I lost a exhaust bolt then found it, snugged both down then lost the other one a few mins later, found it, lost it again but this time for good! Lol. I'm missing the locking plate and that's why they keep coming out, if I have a spare bolt I'll probably make a locking plate but I'll be building an exhaust for it at some point so whether I fix this or just build another I'm not sure yet."The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220885

The muffler is also soo close to the carburetor that any time I shut it down it would vapor lock and I'd have to wait awhile for it to cool down until I could restart it so maybe I'll tackle the exhaust sooner rather than later! "The WarHorse" - Page 6 20220886

Now the good!
- The engine ran strong
- The front brakes seem to be working pretty well
- The winch is working great
- Everything else is working as it should and I didn't have any other issues

So, a little disappointing I had to spend a bunch of time messing with it BUT with all the modifications I've made I was half expecting this on the shakedown run and I didn't have any serious failures or break anything important so I guess it was a success?! Lol

It's a cooler and slightly rainy day today which is good for working so I'm going to get at er!

Later!

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My Tractors:
1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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