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Might have something here...
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2010, 05:50:09 PM »
Picked up a project and a half today on e-bay

Cub Cadet 100 with 10 hp koehler, good steering, good rear end



and a "parts" basket case cub 70 mostly for rear end, frame, hood and grill...



Don't want to start with anything too clean and cared for, if I'm just gonna start tearing it up. :P

Still gotta run couple hours down state to pick it up...probably later in the week...
Randy Stys
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Re: Might have something here...
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2010, 08:49:30 PM »
I saw those on ebay Squidd. Thats a good start. extra parts. Did you get them for a good price?
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Re: Might have something here...
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2010, 09:25:49 PM »
I hope so, $100...

Figured it be nice to get a second matching rear end in the deal...
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Re: Might have something here...
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2010, 09:29:07 PM »
be looking forward to a build thread Squidd.....
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Re: Might have something here...
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2010, 04:30:49 AM »
Yep, and once I get a few more parts together and I'll start one..

Next I need a set of full size pulling tires/rims (26x 12-12) to start setting up chassis ride height and then a decent 14-16hp horizontal koheler to rebuild and power this puppy...(anyone have any suggestions/donations, I'm looking)...

The goal is to be eligible to run in at least two pulling associations in my area , Wisconsin GT Pullers and Gopher State GT Pullers... The class I  selected is "Stock altered" or "Pro Lite" 16 hp and under single cylinder....

I have about 20 pages of build rules from the two groups and should be able build a machine to fit competitively in either class designation...I do need to contact these goups direct to find out where and when they'll be pulling, and get some driver direct contact going, It's a whole new project/hobby/sport I'm getting into and looking forward to doing it right...
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Re: Tranny upgrade tutorial?
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2010, 05:36:53 AM »
If your wheel base is limited to 54 or 56" inches then you won't have to cut and stretch the frame. You can move the front and rear axles to get that length. Cutting the frame and re-welding it can be touchy to say the least. To square away on the welding issue with the carriers. I have seen individuals who have welded up the open space on the carrier for strength. That is ok to a certain hp/tourqe range. But welding the spider gears is dangerous. If you are having an issue with one tire spinning all the time then shim up the spider gears. This can still allow the spider gears to function but will not let one wheel spin freely all the time.
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Re: Tranny upgrade tutorial?
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2010, 06:50:32 AM »
If your wheel base is limited to 54 or 56" inches then you won't have to cut and stretch the frame. You can move the front and rear axles to get that length.

It was 56" in one club, and 60" in the other I'll probably stay with the 56" to be legal in both....
Randy Stys
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Re: Might have something here...
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2010, 08:31:26 AM »
That a great machine.. good find..

I found my Wheelhorse in the same condition. Now it's a great workhorse around the yard.

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Re: Tranny upgrade tutorial?
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2010, 11:30:17 AM »
Good idea, I am not sure if the NQS S/A is 54" or 56", but the pro/super stock is 56". That will allow you to pull about anywhere. Looks like you have a good frame to start with. Good luck!!
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Re: Tranny upgrade tutorial?
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2010, 10:21:29 AM »
bruce do you pull in nqs? just curious
There's somethin' in the works...

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Re: Tranny upgrade tutorial?
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2010, 11:26:47 AM »
I have a few times when close. Just can't travel much in winter. Too much hunting and other kid functions going on.
Didn't get to pull at all last year. Over extended myself on this new fuel s/u, so I sat at home and piddled a lot!!
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What motor should I build..?
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2010, 11:51:53 AM »
Got a K241 with my tractor purchase, nothing special (cept I believe it has the LP head on it)  :omg:



But no provision for electric starter/flywheel...

I see guys running the 10 and 12 hp blocks, but is this something I should persue...? Or should I buy parts and pieces for a 16 hp block...(thinking bigger is better) or is there a more desireable block to start with..?

I'm not particular, so what is the most "Bang for the buck" or fun for the money...?
Randy Stys
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Re: What motor should I build..?
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2010, 12:47:19 PM »
Buy a k341 block for pulling
but then that depends on what class of tractor your going to run.
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Re: What motor should I build..?
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2010, 01:01:23 PM »
Yes, I should have mentioned class, looking at Stock Altered/ Pro Lite, 16 hp and under single cylinder class with Wisconsin or Gopher State GT Pullers...
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Re: What motor should I build..?
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2010, 01:08:45 PM »
I agree with Chuck. 16hp. K series block. I would not throw away that 10hp. block with the LP head if that is what it is. That is something that is not seen everyday if you know what I mean. If that motor came out of an older model Cub tractor then the electric start was done via a pulley on the pto side of the crank. Later models of Cubs had the larger ring gear type starter. Most of the pullers that I know of who use the 10 and 12 hp. blocks are in either a 30 cu. inch class or an altered/limited 12 hp. class.
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