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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #360 on: March 27, 2008, 10:28:06 PM »
Tom, that C-II is looking real fine.  Although I have to ask, how much clearance do you have between the fenders and the tires?  From the pictures it looks like you would have to measure with a feeler gauge!
She got the goldmine, I got the shaft.

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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #361 on: March 27, 2008, 10:54:25 PM »
I can see a little light with my RR at 30lbs..... :)
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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: PAINTED 05/12/07
« Reply #362 on: June 27, 2008, 07:53:24 AM »
Here are a few more images for ya!

Machine is ready for engine!!

All wired up, brakes bled, frontend set, all sharp corners removed...ect...ready to rock and mow!

Now I gotta give George a call about my engine  !!

Anyhow....









Just have to install the engine and put a number on the front and it's off to the races!!!

Lotta buttons i want pedal steering and a tach on the hood but the tether on the dash

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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #363 on: June 30, 2008, 11:15:43 AM »
Tom,
Do you still have the foote 5 speed that came in the mower?

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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #364 on: June 30, 2008, 12:51:30 PM »
Tom,
Do you still have the foote 5 speed that came in the mower?

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Kohler Guy

I think I do.  Will Know for sure later when I get home. On the road now.

Interested?
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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #365 on: June 30, 2008, 01:28:39 PM »
Yeah intrested....

Looking for a spare transaxle for the IMOW.
Will you sell it cheap?

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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #366 on: June 30, 2008, 06:15:49 PM »
just got home and yanked it off the shelf...













Ran it thru all gears...all is good!

Pretty clean, no leaks, no cracks, and it was working perfectly when removed to build my racer.

Just looked on EBAY and looks like these sell for around $45.00 to $125.00 used.....

Will let this one go for $40.00 + shipping



Let me know!


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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #367 on: June 30, 2008, 06:56:01 PM »
Will PM you in a little while but one last questions... You got a shifter for it? Seems like I am having a hard time finding a shifter for these.

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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #368 on: June 30, 2008, 08:05:46 PM »
PM'd ya!
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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #369 on: July 04, 2008, 10:45:20 PM »
Tom I was woundering did you use a go kart master cylinder with the motorcycle caliper and what kind of spindles did you use on your
front axle. I really liked how you done your front axle. Thanks for sharing your build I got alot of ideas from it.

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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #370 on: July 05, 2008, 06:59:48 AM »
Tom I was woundering did you use a go kart master cylinder with the motorcycle caliper and what kind of spindles did you use on your
front axle. I really liked how you done your front axle. Thanks for sharing your build I got alot of ideas from it.

At the time of build I used a MC Caliper and Master. I have upgraded this past winter to KART (MCP) rear caliper and Master running a 12" rotor. I also now run FRONT BDS brakes.

Original spindles were el-cheepo AZUZA ones. By the end of my first race (without hitting anyone/anything) they were bent. They may work fine on an IMOW...but would not trust them on a fast class mower. Just to soft.

I now run EC front spindles...from the way they are built..you would have to hit a brick wall to bend them!
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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #371 on: July 05, 2008, 11:21:04 AM »
I took a AZUZA spindles cut off there bolt and welded me a Grade 8 bolt on it and have no problem with bending now. I run in the ModX class.
But my next build will have EC front end on it. I know that for sure
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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #372 on: August 30, 2008, 12:33:16 PM »
I love the way your build came out!! What an inspiration for my craftsman lawnmower :)

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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #373 on: November 09, 2008, 03:22:13 PM »
 
I just seen the pic you have of the tranny. I just bought a mower for 20 bucks and it has this tranny. I plan on installing it on my hotrod mower Im building. Why is this a good tranny for racing? What the difference between the 350 and the 400? The only numbers I can find on it is " 401a 6 6" and the patent number on the other side. It has two output shafts and one input. 3 speed with reverse. Is this a 350 or a 400?  any help is appreciated.  Tom R Mitchell          tmitchell2401@att.net

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Didn't start the build but will continue to post progress along the way.

Here is the mower as she sits:




1986 Craftsman II, 14 hp Twin Cylinder.

Got the tractor for free and she runs without smoken!!

Plans are to Strip down to bare frame, install motor plate and transmission, install a live axle, Peerless 350 transmission, Run the 14hp twin cylinder til she blows!

Here's the hard to find PEERLESS 350 3 speed transmission!!




Stay tuned for further updates!!

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Re: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD
« Reply #374 on: November 09, 2008, 04:38:11 PM »
Sounds like a 400 series tranny... They are OK for racing, but hard to find parts for, so if you set your machine up for one, make sure you have a back up plan ready...
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