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#16 ericjr16 ONLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 04:02 PM

You got a sweet deal for sure!


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Posted September 20, 2016 - 04:38 PM

  Drive belt seems lose to me but works fine.  It'll spin out on gravel if I hit the throttle too hard. Variable belt drive is OK but I wish it had a three speed tranny instead of just F-N-R.

 

 

Counting gas to the auction and back [58 miles each way] and purchase price I'm still under $100 in investment.  

 

Nice find, and a steal at that price!  :worshippy1:

 

Please elaborate on the drive type.  ....Centrifugal clutch?  .....Torque converter drive?  ....Pics if possible, please.

 

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 06:35 PM

There is a centrifugal clutch / torque converter system between the engine and transmission.  Much like a snow mobile or golf cart.  The trans is F-N-R only with a cable operated parking brake on the output shaft of the trans.  Then it is chain drive to the live axle with a differential.  The axle has dual hydraulic disk brakes although no provision to operate them independently. 

Crazy exhaust flex pipes hide a lot but I'm glad they exit the rear.  Muffler is standard Briggs for a twin cylinder, mounted at a 45 degree angle to clear the bed in the dump position.

 

drive 1.jpg ,drive 2.jpg


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Posted September 20, 2016 - 07:04 PM

I like the add it says (6-8 hours of assembly time) that is 2 weeks and lots of beverages now a days.lol
 
Wish you could still buy Kits like these.You used to see all sorts of Kits like these in magazines back in the 70s and 80s.I think I even seen mini dozer kits somewhere.
 
Internet killed the magazine subscriptions for me.Used to get a bunch of Science and mechanic related magazine subscriptions every couple weeks.Still have boxes of old Popular mechanics,Science Digest and some old Hot Rod and a big pile of old Antic and Atari computer magazines up in the attic.


Mostly goes kinda like this... Now how do they expect me to get this part in there!! Hand me a beer while I look at this to figure out how it goes... All over but the crying after that!

And you mentioned Atari... I might still have a 2600 with about 10 games down at mom's house. Umm may also have some 8 tracks too
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Posted September 21, 2016 - 07:03 AM

Like to find one of those for a project I have in mind!



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Posted September 21, 2016 - 09:47 AM

You don't care how you treat that poor Rampage, do you? :D


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 03:11 PM

Forgot the trucks name!! Lol she showing some weight on it!
That is a neat drivetrain on that machine!


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 04:10 PM

It really wasn't overloaded.  Just that the weight was too far back.  I could have put the Haulers front tire on top of the cab but didn't want to tug and pull on it any more.  Front tire was flat and giving me problems as it was.  


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 04:30 PM

That's a good truck! Never see any up here in NY!


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 05:02 PM

Most of-em rusted away here in Misery [Missouri] too.

 

Guess I haven't shown you guys a good picture of this thing so here goes.  Me and Poochie [couldn't name her "Dog" because we had a cat named "Dog" at the time] been riding all over the farm.  She thinks she needs to sit beside me in the seat but I think the dump bed is dog territory.  She tends to hog the seat if I let her sit up front.  The bed dumps a lil steeper than shown but the lock rod holds it where you see it.   Enjoy!

 

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Posted September 21, 2016 - 06:04 PM

Awesome score there! Glad 'Poochie' approves!


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Posted September 22, 2016 - 05:46 AM

That looks like an enjoyable ride. Truck and pooch approved wheeler.
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Posted September 22, 2016 - 06:25 PM

Second one of those I have seen. First one is in my back yard. When my back heals it is on the list of things to get running again. 


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Posted September 22, 2016 - 06:33 PM

I know where a 3rd one is!


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