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
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 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.