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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2006, 10:38:38 PM »
Thats where the money is..that and opening up the valve train...
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2006, 10:41:29 PM »
this is a pic of my MOWchine that Squidd is trying to copy  :roll: .
look alot alike when i got it but with a little TLC and some hard earned money this is what its look like for now at least .

and by the way Squidd i guess i could let you take some pics but its going to cost you a trip to HOOTERS !!!!!! :woo: :woo: GIVE ME A CALL , I'll pm you my number .


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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2006, 10:42:12 PM »
OPPS !!!! WRONG PIC  :bash:

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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2006, 10:51:44 PM »
Nice machine what engine are you running?And is that adjustable caster I see on the front wheels?
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2006, 12:55:13 AM »
THANK YOU  :D

at the time it has a B&S 28 cid GEORGE built mowtor , but i have a super duper altra secret motor being built by George for next year
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2006, 04:47:24 AM »
 :eyebrow: I am not going to say a word... Nope! Not this time George.

I'm gonna leave this one alone... resist temptation... fight the urge!!

Sittin here bitin my finger tips to avoid saying anything!!!

Yep... I'm gonna leave it all up to Randy and Birdman to comment on that "SUPER" duper remark up there!!!



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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2006, 06:10:25 AM »
Yeah we don't want to talk about Don's super hero costume!

Shhhhh...Don doesn't know about "his" secret identity yet...it's a "double" secret... :badgrin:





(I'm thinking Black Ninja Stealth... :ninja: ) 

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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2006, 07:33:24 AM »
Sorry Al,
I was in a hurry and didn't take the time to proofread that post like I should have. I was onmy way out of the office and didn't look at it before I clicked on the submit button...

From what I am hearing of new builds going on here and there, it sounds like the upper midwest is gonna have lots more competition in the FX ranks come 2007.

We already had more fx's registered than any other national race (Morris) on the 06' schedule.

Aught to be interesting eh?
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2006, 07:35:53 AM »
you guys are simply  :crazy:
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2006, 09:32:03 AM »
No probablem Lee , i was just joking anyway , if you look at the way i spell things it could confuse anyone .

and what is it that makes us crazy ???
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2006, 09:25:53 PM »
Quote
and what is it that makes us crazy ???

"Racing Lawnmowers" :willynilly: need I say Mower... ;)


Any way back to the build...

The rear axle, Hubs and Hangers came in yesterday...

Got these from "Smokin' Joe"s cart shop on E-bay...Decent prices good selection I suggest checking him out...Shameless Plug..will see how the Kickbacks roll in.. :badgrin:

Has "Package" deals set up in various levels of completion...anything from a pair of hubs or bearings to a complete rolling shoping list including tires/wheels, steering and brakes and brackets..!!!

Got a 1 1/4" chr/moly axle 1/4" wall (black) with matching hubs and cassettes..

Check these out..Dual Clamp Bolts....:thumbsup:



I got a "mini pack" with hangers and a couple useful brackets...

Check these out...Set for MCP Brakes..the caliper bracket is also adjustable to allow caliper to follow axle height adjustments...



Not a "big" deal but handy none the less when we get to mounting the brakes...

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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2006, 09:37:59 PM »
Started setting up the front axle...

Gonna be tight..with the 11" tires I plan on running, I'm just barely making a 4" minimum on the frame...If the tires come in much under 11" diameter I may have to cut the spindles off the barrels and reweld...

I think I'm just gonna "tack" them on until I get the actual tire/wheels in just to be sure...Axle tube a  little closer to that top nut than I'd like to be...



I'm sure they would fit just fine with a 13" tire...any thoughts on that George..?

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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2006, 10:34:39 PM »
Squidd,

Bear in mind that I know next to nothing about lawnmower technology (other than what I have read on the forum over the past couple of weeks), I was just curious why is the kingpin angle so great on the spindle (angle between the axis of revolution and the the axis that the wheel bearings rotate on).  I'm sure there's a reason why lawnmower racers design them that way but most suspension/steering systems I've seen don't run much over 10 degrees due to the changes in camber when you turn the wheels.  Just thought that you or someone else might be able to inform me.

Thanks,
Matt

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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2006, 10:42:00 PM »
It's been discussed a couple times brfore, but check this link out for a little deeper discussion...
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2006, 11:35:08 PM »
Thanks,

For some reason they looked to be more than 10 degrees but I guess not. Can you build a mower with suspension or do they have to be rigid frames?

Thanks again,
Matt

 

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