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PostSubject: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 19th 2024, 3:38 pm

Putting this here because I may put knobies on and upgrade the sus some.

So, a couple of months ago, I aquired this cute little Craftsman for $25, for parts. Unfortunately, nothing on it will fit the GT18 (I kinda knew that but hey it was $25).
It was being sold because some parts (deck and random engine parts) had been cr@ck headed. 
So far, I've put in the big 18.5 hp Intek, and got it running good. Now I just need a belt and I can drive it around some. Will have one tomorrow. It has the 6-speed Peerless.
The steering is shot. That stupid plastic thing that you all know about is shot. Debating whether to do the 1st Gen gearbox, or the Volkswagen box. If I do the Beetle-box, I won't have to modify the ?drag link? I guess it would be.

Anyway hehere it is:
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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 19th 2024, 7:07 pm

Not sure on the VW box. 2nd gen steering from a step thru body is good steering and what you want to replace yours with. What you have is 1st gen steering. You can just replace the plastic bushing in it and get some more use out of it.

I vote for a nice 5” to 5” pulley swap to get you started Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 19th 2024, 8:19 pm

Slam it, 212 predator and steering rack. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 19th 2024, 10:03 pm

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Slam it, 212 predator and steering rack. Wink
Why would I want to lose 2/3 of my horsepower? Steering rack sounds cool tho. What does that look like?
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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2024, 1:12 am

Like this Little green Craftsman. Screen37

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Like this Little green Craftsman. Screen37
Don't tempt me. I might try that on the GT18.
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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2024, 7:19 am

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Not sure on the VW box. 2nd gen steering from a step thru body is good steering and what you want to replace yours with. What you have is 1st gen steering. You can just replace the plastic bushing in it and get some more use out of it.

I vote for a nice 5” to 5” pulley swap to get you started Wink
I had that backards somehow. And no on the pulley swap. For now.
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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2024, 9:48 am

TankerBell is running rack and pinion and I can turn those 25s with one finger Little green Craftsman. 20231017

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TankerBell is running rack and pinion and I can turn those 25s with one finger  Little green Craftsman. 20231017
That looks good except for the little tiny sissy welds.

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2024, 11:04 am

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TankerBell is running rack and pinion and I can turn those 25s with one finger  Little green Craftsman. 20231017
That looks good except for the little tiny sissy welds.
Excuse me those sissy welds are doing pretty dang good lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2024, 8:41 pm

ranch king pro 08 wrote:
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ranch king pro 08 wrote:
TankerBell is running rack and pinion and I can turn those 25s with one finger  Little green Craftsman. 20231017
That looks good except for the little tiny sissy welds.
Excuse me those sissy welds are doing pretty dang good , lol!
Yeah I can barely even see those things. Whatd you use, like 0.0030 wire? Them little prissy welds. Look like a fairy made them.  Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2024, 8:51 pm

@Ifitaintbroke 0.0035 actually

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2024, 9:49 pm

Ifitaintbroke wrote:
That looks good except for the little tiny sissy welds.

Let’s see your welds sir lol!

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Ifitaintbroke wrote:
That looks good except for the little tiny sissy welds.

Let’s see your welds sir lol!
good idea rich, let's see those welds Bradley lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 21st 2024, 10:29 am

ranch king pro 08 wrote:
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Ifitaintbroke wrote:
That looks good except for the little tiny sissy welds.

Let’s see your welds sir lol!
good idea rich, let's see those welds Bradley lol!


Hey come on now it's not supposed to work like that.

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 22nd 2024, 8:18 am

@ranch king pro 08
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My welds are perfect:
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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 23rd 2024, 12:05 am

I see your welds and raise you the finest metal joinery money can buy. Little green Craftsman. Img_0313

It’s ok, no need to flatter me. Rockin Little green Craftsman. 1098998679

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 23rd 2024, 1:08 am

[adm]I was thinking this was about a little green Craftsman, not weld bragging?
hmm [/adm]


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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 23rd 2024, 1:12 am

I think he should paint it caramel colored so all his welds can look like peanut brittle.

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 23rd 2024, 7:41 am

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I think he should paint it caramel colored so all his welds can look like peanut brittle.

Curse you Rich! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 23rd 2024, 7:44 am

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[adm]I was thinking this was about a little green Craftsman, not weld bragging?
hmm [/adm]

Gotta have the admin threat,  huh? But we'll be getting back to the LGC soon. BTW what are that kind called? I haven't seen any kind of nameplate or model on it anywhere. I'll get the actual number from under the seat.
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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 23rd 2024, 11:33 am

An LT4000 maybe?

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PostSubject: Re: Little green Craftsman.   Little green Craftsman. Icon_minitimeJune 24th 2024, 11:26 am

ranch king pro 08 wrote:
An LT4000 maybe?

Blieve so. I looked it up on te interscreen.
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