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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2006, 02:51:58 PM »
Thanks MowerMan!!!!!! :twothumbsup:


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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #61 on: November 16, 2006, 07:30:08 PM »
Well, been waiting on parts to arrive and decided to install my brake caliper just to get something done!!!

Here's a picture of the caliper mounted


I still need to run the lines and mount the master cylinder. It is off of a 03' GSXR 600

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Per the recomendations of a certian individual on EBAY whom I purchased a wonderful step by step "E-BOOK" on how to convert your mower into a racer.......I added this outlet to plug my fan into to help cool the engine.




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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2006, 07:56:13 PM »
Would that be a front brake?

And for outdoor use, wouldn't you be better with a GFI plug..... :rofl:
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2006, 08:13:09 PM »
Would that be a front brake?

And for outdoor use, wouldn't you be better with a GFI plug..... :rofl:

It is a rear caliper and brake set up. The rotor is a standard KART type.

I was thinking about installing a GFCI type outlet, but decided when I install the breaker box I'll make sure to use one of those GFCI breakers!
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2006, 11:51:10 AM »
That's the wrong outlet!
You had better install one of those big round ones with the tabs so it locks in place when you insert and rotate it like on the 220 circuts, and doesn't vibrate loose.:willynilly: :willynilly:
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2006, 08:42:27 PM »
Here is the fabrication of my tranny plate as well as the installation! I got photo happy so there is a TON of images I took!

First  was to turn the tranny upside down.




Then I took a piece of cardboard and placed it on the bottom of the tranny to make an indentation of the input shaft in the cardboard.




I then used a marker to show where the indentation is and from the center of it made a circle for the diameter needed for clearance for the tranny’s input shaft. It was then cut out with a razor blade.



I then placed the cardboard over the input shaft.



Then I pushed 4 nails into and thru the cardboard so they went into the four mounting locations on the tranny. This gave me a template of the bottom of the tranny.



Now with the template I placed it on my 12” x 8” .250 thick steel plate and used a marker to transfer all the locations that need to be drilled out.







Here is the plate with me making sure holes will be drilled square to the plate.



Here are the four mouting holes drilled out.



Here goes the big hole!!!



5 minutes and a lot of oil later....



all cleaned and deburred!



Here is the plate placed on the tranny. YES! the holes line up!!!



I now secured the plate to the tranny by using studs, washers, and nuts.



The plate and tranny assembly is now placed into the chassis and set to the pre marked location so the shifter is in a near stock position.



This is where I measured to make sure the tranny was square to the chassis





Here I tack welded plate into location



Here is the bottom getting welded into place after I removed the tranny.



I still need to finish weld the plate in, just wanted to give it plenty of COOL DOWN time!

Next will be the front axle!








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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #66 on: November 17, 2006, 08:49:37 PM »
very nice work. Looking good.
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #67 on: November 17, 2006, 09:53:45 PM »
SWEET :thumbsup: keep the pics comin
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #68 on: November 17, 2006, 10:58:09 PM »
Is that a special kind of hole saw for metal? Or is it a wood one run at a very very very very low speed?


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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #69 on: November 17, 2006, 11:12:13 PM »
Is that a special kind of hole saw for metal? Or is it a wood one run at a very very very very low speed?


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It's called a BI-METAL hole saw.  I run it at a slow/med speed with plenty of lubricant!! I think I bought that particular hole saw around 1997...and still good as new!
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2006, 08:37:53 PM »
thanks!!!!


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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2006, 09:12:32 PM »
Your welcome!
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2006, 05:59:20 PM »
Any progress?
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2006, 07:10:16 PM »
I shipped out my tranny to Don @ G-TEAM for him to give it aork over...Ordered some other parts from him at the same time....

I got sprockets, pullies, steering shaft, steering wheel, heims, and don't even remember what else I'm waiting on to be delivered.

Picking up another 40CI opposed twin tomorrow from MOWRON1.

Waiting on some heims from Ibuiltmine-0100 then I can get started on my front axle...but I think those are coming to me on a boat from China!

What else....looking for a lathe to add to my shop...Guess that's about it until some parts come my way
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RE: CRAFTSMAN B/P BUILD: UPDATED From time to time...
« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2006, 08:26:23 AM »
Just an FYI...
If that 40 is an INTEK then Don G. has some goodies for you there as well...
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