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PostSubject: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSat Oct 29, 2011 5:55 pm

Been working on this little gem for almost a year now. Just about finished. It all started with a free MTD tractor which I removed all the vari-drive workings and gearbox from. The tractor became my trail runner which can be found here: http://atltf.forumotion.com/t33-mtd-trail-runner-build

Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" CIMG0672
The beginning of the frame consists of 1"X1" square tubing. Used the stock axle from the tractor so it will have a single forward speed as well as reverse.

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This picture shows the engine and fender mock up. Used the fenders off another MTD tractor. These ones were much heavier than what came on the tractor the axle came out of.
The engine will be a 3.5hp Briggs and Stratton classic of a Dynamark push mower.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSat Oct 29, 2011 9:06 pm

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The engine will be a 3.5hp Briggs and Stratton classic of a Dynamark push mower.


does the engine have a cast iron fly wheel ?? if not you will need that to allow it to run Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSat Oct 29, 2011 9:08 pm

ferg wrote:
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The engine will be a 3.5hp Briggs and Stratton classic of a Dynamark push mower.


does the engine have a cast iron fly wheel ?? if not you will need that to allow it to run Smile

It has the aluminum one it came with. Works well. Doesn't even bite your fingers when you try to start it.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSun Oct 30, 2011 8:49 pm

Old deck pulley that I need to cut the center out of and machine to fit the 7/8" center.
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Cut the old center out with a grinder then used the drill press with a carbide burr to mill the hole bigger in the pulley.
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View of the backside of the modified pulley showing the locking bolts.
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Starting to weld the fender supports to the frame.
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Checking out the belt alignment.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeTue Nov 01, 2011 8:37 pm

Belt tensioner mounted. Old bed spring used to pull it tight.
Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" CIMG0684

Part of a tractor frame used as the motor plate. All welded in.
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Closeup of the rusty crusty spring on the tensioner.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSat Nov 05, 2011 11:26 am

Old Yamaha tt250 neck and triple trees. The plan was to make the neck and backbone removable but the engine can still be pulled out.
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Foot pegs mocked up. They will be cut about 5" long.
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Found some stock for the forks.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSat Nov 05, 2011 11:54 am

is there no clutch? how are you gunna shift? looks pretty fun tho Razz kinda want one myself good luck! thanks for the pics!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSat Nov 05, 2011 11:59 am

arild365 wrote:
is there no clutch? how are you gunna shift? looks pretty fun tho Razz kinda want one myself good luck! thanks for the pics!

The clutch is controlled by a cable. Its in future pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSun Nov 20, 2011 12:21 pm

Started mounting the handle bars by re-tapping the holes in the triple tree. Drilled some tabs that bolt on.
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Got the foot shifter working.
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Looking down on the foot shifter
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Forks done
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Cable clutch
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Clutch and brake combination. Handle bars also finished
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PostSubject: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSun Nov 20, 2011 6:59 pm

you might want to rethink the angle on the clutch cable. I have found that the cables wear out real quick on anything but a straight pull.
hard pulls will yank the barrels off them too
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeSun Nov 20, 2011 7:51 pm

rat88 wrote:
you might want to rethink the angle on the clutch cable. I have found that the cables wear out real quick on anything but a straight pull.
hard pulls will yank the barrels off them too

It's been working fine for a year now, but I would really like to upgrade to a brake cable off a quad or motorcycle. I had to run the cable so tight to get enough travel to release the belt from the pulleys.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 10:47 am

looks kool
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeTue Nov 29, 2011 6:23 pm

A little paint. Getting closer.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeTue Nov 29, 2011 7:36 pm

think it will ride some wheelies
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeTue Nov 29, 2011 9:03 pm

it is looking really good but I think If you could get a back wheel for the front it would perform and look better Smile, those 3.5hp briggs have plenty of power once the govener is removed and a straight pipe is fitted Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeWed Nov 30, 2011 5:05 pm

That looks wild!
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PostSubject: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeThu Dec 01, 2011 10:05 pm

looks like you are getting belt slip. a belly pan will solve some of that. just make it something you can remove on the trail if the belt jumps off
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeThu Dec 01, 2011 11:57 pm

Hahaha, nice skidplate testing!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeMon Dec 05, 2011 7:07 am

Pretty cool - be easy to do upgrades now that its done.

One thing tho - the forks seem like they could be leaned back just a bit- looks like itd flop over if it hit something on the front wheel hard enough - they seem too 'straight' up and down.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeMon Dec 05, 2011 12:19 pm

I don't suppose you could get a better shot of the foot shifter? I asked on one of your youtube videos since I'm having problems with getting on this forum at home.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Three wheeler "Little Red"   Custom Three wheeler "Little Red" Icon_minitimeMon Dec 05, 2011 3:46 pm

I have a seven second video of it. Don't know if it will help at all. Try to get something this weekend on it when I go home.

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