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1  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: To the peerless 400 lovers out there on: August 22, 2014, 01:39:27 PM

   How do you plan to "drill" the lightening holes in these gears?  These gears come in two types -- heat-treated steel or powdered metal -- and both types are hard.  Do you have access to special bits that will penetrate these metals, or maybe a laser cutter?  You'll need to be careful not to affect the heat-treating of the gears, especially the teeth and the bores.

Respectfully; Rodney Rom; Rom's Reworks; Butler, MO

2  General / Newcomers / Re: uslmra rookie in illinois on: August 21, 2014, 04:51:11 PM
I'm not trying to trade this mower in, it was my great grandpa's first mower and I finally got it running after 30 years of just sitting around. So it's got some sentimental value. What part of Michigan are y'all from? I live in Rockford... That probably wasn't wise of me, now roosters assassins know where to look!

45 years....LOL
I'm guess that's a 1969 Sears?
And if its got Sentimental value...add that to the reasons not to cut it up.....
I already knew where ya were, i have connections...little known fact that when Roosters crow, they are actually passing classified information about the locations of Antique Garden Tractor Molesters... which is why Garden Tractor Pullers don't eat eggs!!

Another tip....
It's Called

Somewhere, under a upside down kiddie pool, with grass grown up ...is the perfect racing mower waiting for you Wink
3  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: To the peerless 400 lovers out there on: August 20, 2014, 08:53:58 AM
If I was going to drill them, I'd chamfer the holes both for oil drag and stress relief.

Love the 400's!
The 350's I always blew them up!

4  Mower Building / Setup Help / Tires / Re: tire/rims on: August 20, 2014, 08:48:23 AM
I think "clenching" means seating the bead???
5  Engine Help / Briggs Flathead / Re: 18 hp replacement coil on: August 16, 2014, 08:10:54 AM
Hmm...Are these the "new Style" coils?
6  General / Newcomers / Re: uslmra rookie in illinois on: August 16, 2014, 08:09:03 AM
HECK if you were close enough I'd give you a chassis to keep you from ruining that one!!

Ohh, BTW...that's not even legal to build for a USLMRA G/ P.
7  General / Newcomers / Re: uslmra rookie in illinois on: August 16, 2014, 08:07:32 AM
The biggest thing that TRACTOR has going against it for racing is the transaxle is very low geared and has a lot of rotating mass. You say you've read on here....have you seen anyone building out if A TRACTOR????
No, we use MOWERS !!!

Now I understand building what you have. But son what you have is not a viable racing mowchine.

Your mechanics are right, you can make that thing fast. But you'll never make it handle, you'll never make it quick, you'll never make it turn.

The worst part is, you can easily find a better chassis!!
8  Mower Building / Setup Help / Tires / Re: tire/rims on: August 15, 2014, 02:20:31 PM
I used a cheetah bead seating tool and it worked on all of my other tire applications thank you for the input

That's the best way!!
9  Engine Help / Briggs Flathead / Re: 18 hp replacement coil on: August 15, 2014, 02:17:31 PM
do not buy the new coils they have rev limiter built in no good  bash

Really?? hows that work??
10  General / Newcomers / Re: uslmra rookie in illinois on: August 15, 2014, 02:15:28 PM
heres my mowchine
this is my powerplant
this is where the wheel hub connects to the axle.
i plan on putting a spindle in the trans-axle to lock the rear end so i can mount the disc brakes to the hub.
heres the steering gears.
i plan on making it direct steering because i plan on putting the brake lever on the steering wheel.

#1 - If you destroy that irreplaceable antique by making it into a racing mower...I will never talk to you again!

#2 - Now you know why Paul told you to go to a race....You have nothing there you can use to make a racing mower. If you do, it will not be fast!

Actually...I just may send a hit man to your house to save that baby....Whoever ruined the paint job on it needs a good lashing already.
11  General / Coffee Shop / Re: brand new to Mower racing, engine questions on: August 15, 2014, 07:55:12 AM
there are absolutely no rules to engine modification, just no aluminum flywheel
That is not a good set of rules!
These flywheels will not hold up used like that , and when they come apart it is ugly! We started out with a "no billet" class, after a season I cryo'd a couple of our wheels and it scared me! We were close to disaster!!

As for power from a 12 hp flatty, they can make enough to be more than a beginner wants! And V-twins can be built to be down right dangerous with the wrong person on them!

Read through the builds and you will find about everything you need to know.
EC Carbs, ARC, small engine cams...just a few of the suppliers in engine parts.

But again, PLEASE, if your not going to put a billet wheel on those engines, do not get crazy with the builds. I would hate to see your daughter or you get hurt.

12  Mower Building / Setup Help / Tires / Re: tire/rims on: August 15, 2014, 07:48:46 AM
Yes they will, gives a very flat tread, with a nice roll to sidewall, stands up good.
13  Mower Building / Setup Help / Driveline / Re: Trans plate on: August 15, 2014, 07:47:31 AM
Always have work at a Chrysler dealership.....LOL
14  General / Newcomers / uslmra rookie in illinois on: August 13, 2014, 06:40:55 PM
Yep. Go out and win over the hearts of fans.
Spend 5 times as much money as they will give you.
15  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 2nd annual Land of Lincoln Nationals TNT Speedway Tampico, Illinois on: August 13, 2014, 05:55:54 PM
I prefer in the room. But I have found most pools have pretty comfy Chaise Lounge. Wink
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