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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2006, 07:07:26 PM »
Close :-)   But I know where you mean :-)   I believe Roger Rose and a AMRA race.  I think I'll go watch you race - Don't disapoint me by falling off
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2006, 07:36:28 PM »
But thats what everyone comes to see is ME and my wrecks.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2006, 10:18:42 PM »


Here I have mounted the E.C. Distributing adjustable cassette. They are 35.00 each. I chose the wrong holders so instead of cutting the whole lip off I notched them so the adjustment screw



here you can see I used 3/8 allen bolts to bolt them in.



here you can see where I drew my cut lines to noch the rear of the frame for sprocket clearance.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2006, 10:33:16 PM »


Okay using the trusty ole sawzall I cut the notch out for the sprocket



here's another angle on the sprocket and the notch cut. Any questions or need different views let me know. This weekend I tended to work and forget to get the as I go Pictures.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2006, 08:30:45 PM »

More on the build. Here you see I am seting up the brake system. These are not new brakes but some I had and want to try on this build.


here is an overall view of the brakes and rotor. Yup its a big rotor but the bigger it is the less force needed to stop it. It is a motorcycle rotor redrilled to fit the MCP brake hub. Everything is setup so the rotor hub is against the bearing hub and I put a slit collar outside the brake hub to hold it all in place. The caliper is bolted to the frame with a couple shims between it aqnd frame to align it to the rotor.


Here you can see the clearance between caliper and tire. Tire 19 inches from center of frame. Thats the outer sidewall.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2006, 09:02:55 PM »
Looking good George!!!  On the last photo showing the brake set-up with the tire installed...what is the square tubing on top of the frame? Fender mount?
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2006, 09:10:28 PM »
Yes... this day I got carried away with my building, and my picture taking suffered. I will show it in up coming pictures.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2006, 10:37:08 PM »

here you can see the lock collars E.C.Sells 4.95 and I use them outside each axle bearing like in the pic to keep axle in place, both sides of wheel hubs and both sides of brake and sprocket hubs. In this build case the brake hub is against the bearing hub so it only required one side. A total of 9 on this setup where I usually use 10.


With the rear axle in and brake mounted and I am happy with all the I moved the the tranny pulley belt guides while I got it all upside down. Here you can see how I do my belt guides. I weld flanged nuts to the plate and then I simply screw bolts in for my guides.


Here is a good view of the flanged nuts welded in place. The setup also makes for a fast removal setup if you are in a hurry.


here is an overall view of rear axle in place, with tranny pulley and clutch and guides in place. Also notice the center of the running board rod is cut out as described in earlier details. This gives wide open access to everything.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2006, 11:15:45 PM »

Now on the top side of the chassis with the axle and wheels on I turn to working on fender mount and seat mount for wheel clearance. Anyone taking a mtd apart or knows them knows the full fenders are mounted on a channel type pedestal. I reuse these. I cut the factory seat bracket the inside width of these pedestals.


Now this is an example of my building taking over and me not getting the pictures I wanted. But here you can see where I have added a 1" square tube to the top of the regular feander mounts. And you can see how I have welded the cut seat mount flush with the top of the tubing.


here is a better view of what I have done. You can see at the rear where I added an upright support with same size tubing. Fender will bolt down on top of all this and seat will bolt into the slotted grooves where it gives you the ability to slide the seat forward or backwards the original amount. ALL legal and great for fine tuning the handling of your mower. Fenders will still bolt into the original holes in the running boards giving the appearance they havn't been moved. I will get pictures of this up to show you.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2006, 11:31:05 PM »

Since I am getting so much done in a short amount of time I decided before I quit I will mount the front axle beam. I clamp two straight edges to the top of the frame I pull the axle up to it and center it equally side to side and clamp it in place.


here is another look at it clamp up. I now tack it all in place remove the clamps and weld it up.


front beam welded in place and ready to start front end assembly. Whew I am tired now. Bed time enjoy the pictures and if ya got any questions ask away.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2006, 02:18:18 PM »
is the welds on your frontend to the stock chassi the only thing that holds your front end on? Or do you tie it into your frame somehow?
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2006, 02:30:43 PM »
Looking at the spindle mounting flange to axle beam...

Looks like flanges are "perpendicular" (90*) to the axle tube...rather than the 10* of the EC spindles...

Going with some new steering geometry for '07...?

Or is that just the angle of the camera...?
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2006, 02:52:20 PM »
Its welded to the chassis which is welded to the frame stiffening rails on the inside. Thats all that holds it and never lost one yet. And I have had some horrific crashes.....

And squidd its an illusion of the camera angle. Impressive I didn't think anyone would catch it.
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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2006, 03:09:01 PM »
Oh... I noticed it too, I just haven't said anything because it looks indentical to the new front end Don had me load to his website last week. You running G-Team parts again George?  ;)

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Re: George's NEW BUILD for 07
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2006, 03:18:09 PM »
Oh..I'm watching you George... :badgrin:

You said if I paid attention...you'd either make me Famous...or Infamous....

Just not sure which way this is going yet... 8)
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