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#1 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 07:51 PM

So JDBrian gave me a great idea about posting a little info on the setup I have that I can share with all the non pullers out, kinda like a show and tell kind of thing :D

 

What started off as a 1976 cub cadet 1200. Completely stripped everything off it. Added custom aluminum sheet metal thanks to my father who is a wizard when it comes to custom fabricating some like this. Only things that are still cub cadet related are the transmission, frame, and steering wheel. So heres a little run down of what I have.

 

My transmission consists of a 3 speed setup from Midwest super cub. Cant release the gears I have in it or the over driver size I have but they are larger size :smilewink: heavy duty shifter forks, cub cadet heavy duty fine spline carrier (#1 inch axles) and possibly something else I may be forgetting.

 

My drive line. I have a 10 puck heavy duty clutch from Midwest super cub, yellow spring, clutch hub, and custom clutch arm.

 

Wheels and tires. Right now I have Vogel Manufacturing VM 09 tires that have been side relieved my dad and the lug size is 3/4 almost a full inch of lug! my front tires are duro 4 rib tires with kart racing aluminum rims. Have spare set of lawntec pulling tires (the older #s model ones before they made the new style)

 

Now for the power plant. Kubota d1105 diesel. Heavy governor spring giving me more rpm's, Garrett gt14 turbo allowing me to spool up 35 pounds of boost! (making around 1-2 pounds at an idle) billet steel flywheel for safety and allowing for more top end performance. Light weight radiator from a small Honda civic with a 12 inch fan to help keep her cool while running. Have the fuel screw turned all the way up. Gauges everywhere to monitor everything that I need to make sure shes running where she should be.

 

So with that being said I believe I have around 7500$ invested into this so far with no end in sight. Further down the road I plan to have my cam reground, bigger injectors and have them reworked, head work and bigger valves and some water injection too.

 

 

 


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Sounds nice



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Like they always say "I'll believe it when I see a picture!"



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Sounds cool i have seen some videos i think pictures would be awesome


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:11 PM

Didn't get too many pictures of it though I will tomorrow! I like the videos more they really bring it out.

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:13 PM

You should come to PEI and pull in the Crapaud fair. They have two weekends of pulling. Small and big stuff. End of July and start of August. Sounds like a mean machine. Noel

Most of them use cub cadets for garden tractor pulls and use International tractors for the big stuff. A very International tractor community.

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Is that up there by you? If it is they theres no way id be able to make it up there that far.



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:21 PM

Yes. Noel

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:25 PM

Man that's so far away :rolling: ill think ill stick to the local pulls for now. maybe ill try and make the national events other than ohio


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:31 PM

Thats a sweet machine. I need to see a pull. I am still a virgin!

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 06:04 AM

Mike, thanks for posting the description of the puller . It's obviously a very special build and not something that the average GT owner would know about. I guess it takes a lot of rebuilding to make the stock drivetrain reliable with that much power on tap. Any guess on HP/torque from that turbo'd diesel?


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Brian, it was rated at 26hp and I believe it said 48lbs of torque at 3600 rpm from the factory. We since then added the heavy governor spring allowing it to turn around 5000 rpms. With the small turbo charger and billet flywheel id say Im right around 40hp or so as of now I do want to get it dyno tested to see and I should be in the neighborhood of 85+ lbs of torque.



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Posted June 01, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Here's those pictures I promised.

 

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 03:34 PM

Do you know or pull against Todd Markle at all?  Sounds like your setup is very similar to his.


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Yes I known him for awhile. His is a lot more profound than mine is but im slowly working my way up the ladder.


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