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PostSubject: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 10th 2023, 11:02 am

Can't afford a 4wheeler, so I Picked up a Murray widebody to use for work around the tiny farm.  Hauling hay & feed, moving rocks, gravel and dirt - stuff like that.  (Hope the pics show up)

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 10th 2023, 10:04 pm

Welcome to ATLTF!  If you need help with uploading pictures.  Check this link.  How To Upload Pictures

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 11th 2023, 9:24 am

Try, try again...

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Thanks to MightyRaze for help with the pics.

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 11th 2023, 9:30 am

Welcome to the ATLTF!

Nice Murray, looks to be in overall pretty good shape!


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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 11th 2023, 10:41 am

Thanks. It needs a few things to get it moving. The drive belt is toast and the tensioner pulley is missing. It needs tires that hold air and the transaxle has a bad leak, so its questionable. Fortunately there's two mower junkyards near me for spare parts. The engine runs like a champ tho.

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 11th 2023, 10:59 am

Hey hey, East Tennessee? Whereabouts? I’m in West NC.
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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2023, 3:32 am

Hampton, between Elizabethton and Boone.
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PostSubject: It'll do I guess   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2023, 11:23 am

Its a roller!  

I got the bead to lock on the front rim from where it had been flat for so long and aired up the tires so its easier to move around.  Two of them won't hold air for long, but it doesn't matter b/c I'm gonna put bigger tires on it anyway.  Also cleaned out the fuel tank and patched the hole where a rat, or squirrel? chewed a hole in it.  The clear gas line is just temporary until I see if the carb's working ok.  I'll put a new line on it after I see if its getting enough fuel, or too much, lol!  



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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2023, 11:29 am

Game called on account of rain...

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2023, 2:32 pm

In case I forgot to pop in the other thread, welcome to ATLTF! Nice looking mow-chine there Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 13th 2023, 1:25 pm

Ah ok. So you're up in the north part. I'm in the southern part of NC so you're about 3 hours from me.

Nice Murray! I've yet to get my hands on one of those red frame widebodies. I wanna see what kind of differences they have from the normal ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 13th 2023, 6:00 pm

Thanks, I like what you've done with your Murrays.

Yup, I'm here in the mountains.  Seven inches of snow last night, so I went to the woods today and nothing got done on my Murray, lol.

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I did manage to start a build thread tho.  Its in Tractor Project Builds, under Utility, Workhorse and pulling Tractors ...

https://www.atltf.com/t7086-it-ll-do-i-guess

I'll post new updates there

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 13th 2023, 6:04 pm

Thanks, I'm Looking forward to putting it to work!  Picked up some golf cart wheels for the bigger tires I'm gonna run

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 13th 2023, 11:15 pm

Looks like a good start! I think BMI karts has hubs to fit those and your 3/4" axle.

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 14th 2023, 8:13 am

You are correct Sir!  I already have them, but thank you for the information tho.  

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The only issue I found is that I had to make a bushing (white piece), to take up the slop between the end of the hub and the cotter pin.  I cut a piece of 3/4 pvc pipe to make the bushing and sandwiched it between 2 flat washers.
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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 14th 2023, 10:30 am

Should the PVC not work out, they have bearing style as well.  Offset is a little off as you may need a spacer, and they are about 1/4 inch long in the barrel so they may need trimmed.  Gopowersports is another good place, they may be a couple bucks more for the part, but half the price in shipping.  BMIKart's shipping is ridiculous these days.

I have 2 from BMIKart and 1 from GPS.  They are the exact same.  I love them.  I took a peak as I would like one more set, but they have doubled in price since I got them last.  Sad


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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 14th 2023, 4:37 pm

Really good info, thx!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

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19x7x8 tires mounted on 8" golf cart rims, bolted to 4 lug, 3/4" go-cart hubs

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 14th 2023, 4:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeFebruary 16th 2023, 4:15 pm


Murray earning its keep...

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeAugust 29th 2023, 8:48 am

**6 Month PVC Bushing Update**

Pulled the wheel to get access to install the winch and had a good opportunity to check the PVC bushings I made back in February (6 months ago).  

The tractor's been used heavily since then, with no visible wear on the PVC bushings.  They are holding up very well.

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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeAugust 29th 2023, 10:06 am

I did the pvc busing on my mower after seeing yours.  The metal bushing/spacer was always squeaky it seemed.  PVC is working great for me as well! Great Idea.


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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeDecember 29th 2023, 1:26 am

> I'll put a new line on it after I see if its getting enough fuel, or too much, lol!

On my Murray wide body I added a fuel cut off and clear filter to mine using regular 1/4" fuel line. I found when leaving the fuel cut off ON, even with the new after fire valve it will leak gasoline eventually into the oil.
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PostSubject: Re: Headcases Murray Widebody   Headcases Murray Widebody Icon_minitimeApril 2nd 2024, 6:52 am

Better than the groundhog...New batteries and fixed flats...must be Spring, lol
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