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#61 cumminsmannow OFFLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 03:04 PM

If i put the clutch on the motor it will rub on the steering column. Or it has to be so far forward the motor is in the grille.

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 10:16 AM

I will try to move the steering over before i machine the hubs for the clutch and see if there is enough room to make everything work together.

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 07:47 AM

keep it where u have it. just make a shroud around the clutch out of 1/4in steel incase it goes boom.



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 11:34 AM

I have it swapped around and on the motor. There was tons of room for it once i moved the steering column over one hole. I am out working on rebuilding the steering gear box today and writing up my motor mount plans. I have to shorten the driveshaft to length and my pillow blocks should be here tomorrow to finish up the driveline.
I have to build a few brackets out of alum for the clutch pivot and pillow blocks. And eventually a clutch shield and a u-joint shield just in case stuff goes awry.
I have the rest of my plans for my alum pulling hitch done today too. So i should be able to get a few things done tomorrow after work.
The rest of the week and probably the next 2 weeks are gonna be hectic at work so it'll prob be april before i make any good progress on it again.

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 08:53 PM

So i've got the motor mounts fabbed and installed for the most part. Still need to drill the holes into the frame to locate the motor once i get the clutch shaft cut off and the completed. But I was looking at the rear end and i am wondering what is in the reduction housing where the pinion shaft goes up against?
I mean the clutch i bought has crazy spring pressure so all of that pressure is pushed against the input shaft going into the trans. Obviously the stock trans worked this way as well but with alot less spring pressure. Should i be worried about having to hold in the clutch for a long time like when the parking brake is set and the motor is running?

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Really the only thing there is the pinion and the final drive gear that's really about it as far as I remember I haven't had my transmission apart for awhile.



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Posted March 29, 2013 - 04:56 PM

Well i got the clutch shaft shortened today and installed it all the way it will be when everything else is done. I still need to drill the holes for the pins but it's in there.

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Posted May 19, 2013 - 04:46 PM

Got hot on it this weekend.
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Posted May 19, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Looks great

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 09:03 PM

ok so I need some help here. I am in dire need of a radiator for this thing. I have about 15"w x 12"T x 2" thick to work with and a 1" hose inlet/outlet. I cant for the life of me find one unless I spend $2-300 for them. I really think one out of a 4 wheeler or another garden tractor would fit but nobody ever lists the dimensions of them or the hose size.

I was thinking about not running one but after a quick 1 min run in the garage tonight the motor is hot as heck and i'm not even working the motor.



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 09:26 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...f67bc72&vxp=mtr

 

This is the same one I run. Theres also a lot of the pullers who use this. Its super lightweight and matched up with a high velocity fan you'll be able to keep the temps down.


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 09:33 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...f67bc72&vxp=mtr

 

This is the same one I run. Theres also a lot of the pullers who use this. Its super lightweight and matched up with a high velocity fan you'll be able to keep the temps down.

 

Marked that radiator.  Might make use of one of those myself.  This radiator's fan uses only 40 watts & at 12VDC that is less than 3 1/2 amps.


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Marked that radiator.  Might make use of one of those myself.  

Well worth the money dan. Its very lightweight I think maybe not even 5 pounds so its easy on the front end. You just have to work around the radiator outlets and be creative with them.



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Posted May 21, 2013 - 07:22 AM

thank you very much! I still think it is going to be a tight fit and even not be able to run the fan but I will try. It should be here this week.



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Posted May 21, 2013 - 07:37 AM

ok since you were so quick to come up with a rad for me. here's a harder one...

I found a digital data logger when I first started messing around with this pulling project last fall. It was sold by one of the "normal" gt pulling suppliers. It had multi channel capabilities and would read a tach signal up to something like 12,000 rpm as well as log the others as well coolant temp oil pressure egt's ect. and it was something like $400.00

but I can't find it anymore. I thought I had saved the link but none of the bookmarks I have in my pulling folder come up with anything.

It was a small black box with I think just a single 5 digit readout for the tach and maybe some programmable warning lights for everything else.

Not that it will make it onto the tractor right now but I would like to integrate it as soon as funds allow.

Thanks in advance!






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