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 Post subject: My race lawn tractor
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Well I think its a 80s mtd. I got it yesterday and tore it down and about 24 hours later, here is what I have.
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STANCE!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:38 pm 
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Basically I did a c notch on the frame and supported it back up and gave the rear end a mounting location, I gave the rear 2 degrees because I will be running universal joints. Its a roller and now I.am looking into motors with trans.
By the way the rear end gives me a selectable forward-neutral-reverse with a built in disc brake
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:16 am 
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never thought a lawnmower could be so awesome. negative camber ftw!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:05 am 
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LethalEthan wrote:
never thought a lawnmower could be so awesome. negative camber ftw!

+1

That does look pretty ballin!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:56 am 
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So I think I am going to look into a 4 cylinder motorcycle engine for this. But I don't want to mount it or use it like everyone else does. I want to mount it just like it is in my conquest, possibly work on separating the engine from trans and trying to mount some kind of trans behind the engine like in a car. I have an idea in my head, Now i just need to make it in steel and aluminum. The only issue with separating the engine from trans on the bike engine is that they are usually one big oiling system so I guess I wont know till i get inside of it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:23 pm 
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I took it all apart and removed the engine and anything that will not be used put it all back together and as a roller with no engine/trans/fuel tank, but all of the wheels tires body panels and all that, 146lbs. Not bad.

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you guys ever heard of the H1 and H2 engines? from my understanding it's pretty much a hyabusa motor but built to be used in a car. Small and lightweight with good power. Might be something to look into. They have 4cyl and v8 versions in different sizes. Their a bit pricey though if I remember correctly

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heres a link http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:10 pm 
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Lol I can't believe you have that thing apart already!!! I can't wait to show Daryl the pictures. What about a quad engine?

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The end.

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Ok the h1/h2 is exactly what I want just not for $12500 for 4 cyl and $30k for the v8, but they are awesome!
I will probably just see what engine comes along cheap.
This evening I decided to redo the front axle/ spindles. The old spindles were just flimsy. so I made this setup, toe in and camper is fully adjustable as well.
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Psssst, Honda engine in the rear with the CV shafts shortened...

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This tractor is very very small. The only thing that has got me very interested is the Artic car 303 engine, its a wankel 2 stroke and its TINY!!!

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DO IT!

Those things give you a BIG RPM boost.

They just need to stay cool, so water/meth injection may be needed for summer use.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:46 pm 
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Well after I made the front end it was sitting to high so I made some 2" drop spindles. I also stretched the rear arches and mounted the fenders. it looks identical so no pics today.

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