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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2008, 05:15:55 PM »
The kart motor runs on pavement, its a bit smoother, and the motor/crankcase is vented thru the valve cover with a pvc system.  You will like it Paul when ya done. Good job so far.
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2008, 05:18:24 PM »
George,
Got the battery and tie rods today.  Everything was fine!
Thanks again.

The kart motor runs on pavement, its a bit smoother, and the motor/crankcase is vented thru the valve cover with a pvc system.  You will like it Paul when ya done. Good job so far.

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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2008, 07:43:12 PM »
This isn't the only one that will be on its side for 08 if you were at the SD build clinic and knew what to look for you seen what Team RPM has going on. It aint no briggs tho! Shh Shh for those who know, I want to surprise you at the Track and talk later shh shh.....

Looks good Paul, but that mower looks aweful familiar where did you get that at?? Haha

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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2008, 09:54:34 PM »
Hey Paul, looks very cool, I was wondering if you were going to run a Tilly on there instead of the B&S (walbro) carb.
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2008, 06:58:47 AM »
Going to run the briggs for now.  I have it and I'm WAY over budget already!  Need to get some seat time in on it and get the chassis dialed in before I do any more wild stuff with the engine.
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2008, 07:07:14 AM »
That is a nice setup you got going there.


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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2008, 08:09:46 AM »
Got some more done and took a few more pics.

Here are some pics of the underside.  It shows the mounting plate and all the other stuff!



Here are the chain tensioners.  I used the sprocket type idlers becasue of space.  These are 18 tooth sprockets with a 1/2" high speed bearing.  I have the 5/16" rod to adjust them and hold them in position.  I also tighten down the mounting bolt to keep the arm in place as well.  I have the same setup on my SP and it works well.




Next we have the battery I got from E.C. dist.  It is a gel filled battery so it won't spill!  Which I needed so I can tip the mower on its side to change and check the oil.  It is a nice piece, but heavier than it looks!  I just make a box out of 1" angle iron so the battery would not move.  I'll make a hold down out of flat steel and attach to the steering support.




 Here are the handle bars/steering wheel I am using.  The bar is a handle bar off a Arctic Cat Firecat snowmobile.  I got the bars, master cylinder, throttle.  Going to use the sled throtle too!  I then had the machine shop bend me up a steering wheel and I welded it to the bars.  Make the bar mount just like an old sled or motorcycle.  2 pieces of 1/4" flat steel with 4 holes drilled the same width of the bars.  Clamp down with 5/16" bolts.  These pics also show the final sheetmetal placement.  Everything is bolted down now!






Back to waiting on parts to finish!  Get the brake and throttle setup done and then it gets torn down for the bottoms of the simulated deck and weld up all my tack welds.
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2008, 12:56:03 PM »
i was thinking of doing this with a vangaurd   but needed to change the oil pick up and carb set up   so i went with the horizontal vangaurd 
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2008, 01:50:48 PM »
hey its looking really good so far
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2008, 08:01:23 PM »
I would say you might have some Ackerman issue with your steering.. On rear steering the bolts for the rod ends should be separated by a few inches to make the inside tire turn on a tighter circle than the outside tire..

With your current set-up you might run into excess scrub on the inside tire ..


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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2008, 10:51:53 AM »
I was wondering about your vents for the crankcase.They are on the bottom of the engine now,are they just going to spew oil?You may have to do something else and just plug those vents.
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2008, 11:50:41 AM »
Bet some guy was pretty mad when he came out of the saloon and found his handlebars off his Arctic Cat missing!!!! (Just Kidding) Are you planning on using a different type seat, or modifying and padding the original? Not too comfy right now I bet!
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2008, 02:27:09 PM »
I would say you might have some Ackerman issue with your steering.. On rear steering the bolts for the rod ends should be separated by a few inches to make the inside tire turn on a tighter circle than the outside tire..

With your current set-up you might run into excess scrub on the inside tire ..



That is something I will have to address once I get it all together.  I left enough metal so I could drill some more holes to adjust it if needed.  But it seems to steer the the same as if it had 1 tie rod as E.C sends the front end out.

I was wondering about your vents for the crankcase.They are on the bottom of the engine now,are they just going to spew oil?You may have to do something else and just plug those vents.

The bottom vents will be plugged.  Just going to run a hose between the 2.  I will be venting the crank on the valve cover.  I'll get pics once I get it done.  If the engine ran I'd be tempted to fire it up and I'm not ready for that yet!

Bet some guy was pretty mad when he came out of the saloon and found his handlebars off his Arctic Cat missing!!!! (Just Kidding) Are you planning on using a different type seat, or modifying and padding the original? Not too comfy right now I bet!

Going to use that seat.  Will add some padding and will be building a bar to make a "back" for the seat.   Just not sure what I want to do for that yet. 
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2008, 07:35:19 AM »
Paul your ride looks good! You always do a great job. Way to think out side the box. I have won my first two races with my F/X. They drive so much different than the S/P. You gonna love it.
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Re: Paul's 2008 FX build.
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2008, 11:46:24 AM »
the only thing that looks wierd is how the steering wheel comes out  but you kinda have to do it like that so that theres room on the small mowchines 

soo  you can vent the block with a vent in the OHV cover?
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