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Posted June 21, 2015 - 09:04 PM

Can't wait to see a video. :thumbs:


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 06:53 AM

Phenomenal.
Its perfect and thank you so much for letting us watch your creation being born and its first steps.
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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:06 AM

I like it!


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 11:51 AM

A crappy vid of it rolling crawling off of the table.

 

I also discovered  I have a leak somewhere.

 


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 01:44 PM

Nice video, not crappy, and my time was not wasted watching it. Would have liked to hear the engine and other sounds, music is nice, but engine sound is better. Thanks very much, can't wait to see it in action. Noel
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Posted June 22, 2015 - 01:59 PM

I could leave the background noise in but someone might have an issue with copyright. I had Battlestar Galactica on the TV.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:31 PM

Some great work you've done, and came out quality looking as well !!  That tipping point off the table would have been the scary part for me.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Looks great!, when are you bringing it to KS so I can test it out??? :poke:

 

Can't wait to see it in action!

 

P.S, the video was great!


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 04:57 PM

Thanks for letting us look over your shoulder during your build. It's been fun and it turned out very nice.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 04:58 PM

I wish I were closer to see it in person. That is a very cool setup! Great job on the build!


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 05:33 PM

Some great work you've done, and came out quality looking as well !!  That tipping point off the table would have been the scary part for me.

The tipping (over center part) was a scary part for me as well. When I was  kid, loading the 3 was a scary occasion sometimes. Fortunately I had Uncles around to make sure I was blocked up and straight.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:49 PM

Nice job! Video was cool, can't wait to see it in action.

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Posted June 23, 2015 - 02:35 PM

I've got the travel pedal adjusted and locked down.

 

Having a heck of a time making it turn left. The transaxle whines when turning both directions but doesn't seem to mind turning right so much, turning left it really complains. I know this transaxle has worn carrier bearings, I'm wondering if that's a big issue.

 

That and something thing appears to be leaking badly. Or it could be still run down from when I fired it up with the pressure line disconnected.

 

As an afterthought, it has to be the carrier bearings. It  changes from side to side as direction changes.


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Posted June 23, 2015 - 03:46 PM

You are putting a lot more load on things with the tracks. And that is a limited slip axle!


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Posted June 23, 2015 - 04:21 PM

It's my bad to begin with. I noticed the slop in the diff half way through the build.

 

I have the brakes tightened up, and it's better, but.... I suspect that the worn planetary bearings are causing the whine, and the feeling that it's binding when turning. Sometimes it turns great in one direction, and then doesn't going backwards, but will turn fine the other way, and then vice versa. I suspect that the bad carrier bearings are letting the whole planetary gear float around, and depending on direction of travel, the changing loads cause binding.

 

 

As a side note, in straight line stuff it's been great. I had noo problem ripping 4" deep in a hard packed gravel alley,(don't tell the city).

 

I can raise the front end 6" and still push. I need a better cutting edge, it doesn't really bite like I want

 

Remember it was a hard packed recently graded alley.  

 

I can't rip it up without reprisals.


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