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« Reply #540 on: September 21, 2011, 05:40:12 PM »

Haha I don't miss rebuildin trannys... towards the end of dads pulling career we did a bunch till we actually swapped cases... after so long the case actually warped and wouldn't hardly hold to the end of the track swapped in a new case after many many sets of ring nd pinions and never had a problem again... mind you it took at least 10 years to warp that much
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« Reply #541 on: October 02, 2011, 04:58:30 PM »

Last Pull of the season... Wausau Championship SnoMow Drags, Swap Meet and GT Pull...Had several clubs representing...

Not best quality video (sorry) but my first good clutch action at launch on a sticky track and check out the "inchworm" technique at the end as I approach the leader pole...



Didn't make the second day (sunday) trailer axle broke halfway down and I spent the day jacking the axle, changing the tire and limping home...

But at least the tractor still runs...
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« Reply #542 on: October 02, 2011, 06:04:01 PM »

Did the lead hold out?
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« Reply #542 on: October 02, 2011, 06:04:01 PM »

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« Reply #543 on: October 02, 2011, 06:17:48 PM »

Unfortunatly no... But it was a first for me, several guys that have been beating me all season set the bar in front of me and I was able to meet it...

I finished with a pair of threes that day, but even that was an accomplishment (for me) playing with the big boys from several clubs that day...

I thought overall the season went well, I didn't dominate or impress anyone, but I had fun and learned alot..

Made many improvements over the course of the season and adjusted my technique as I gained experiance...

Got a good looking machine, runs strong and is capable of running up front, just need to fine tune my driving and weight balanceing and I think next year will be a lot more productive...

Now I have the winter to tear open the trannny and make it a 4 speed and put in a stronger diff...maybe switch to alcohol...
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« Reply #544 on: October 08, 2011, 03:39:11 PM »

Still working on this thing...

OK, got the two piece carrier... Coarse spline spider gears fit fine, now I can use my CS axles..
This thing is quite a bit heavier duty than the coarse spline carrier...



But I notice the ring gear is straight cut...old gear is bevel cut...



Will I be better off looking for a straigh cut pinion gear/shaft...? or can I just cut the rivits and rebolt the bevel gear on the bolt together carrier...?
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« Reply #545 on: October 08, 2011, 05:52:58 PM »

I think you can switch the ring gears.
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« Reply #546 on: October 08, 2011, 06:07:47 PM »

I asked on MWSC site and was told it would be easier to switch rings as the straight cut is for a hydro
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« Reply #547 on: February 16, 2012, 02:34:40 PM »

Been pulling in any indoor pulls lately?
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« Reply #548 on: February 16, 2012, 05:55:47 PM »

No, we don't have any on the local level around here...and I'm not quite ready to do a national event yet...

What have you been doing to keep busy...?
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« Reply #549 on: February 16, 2012, 07:55:21 PM »

I've just rebuilt my GX390 stocker motor and turned it around to run the clutch off the flywheel side. The previous owner had it driven off the PTO side.

I'm always tinkering with my tractor some way or another. I've got a indoor pull on March 24th in KY to go to. Won third place last year with the GX390. Hoping for first place this year with some new goodies. I've got to get a new paint job on it! That's where I'm at now.

I'm hoping to get into national lever in the next year or two if they have a single OHV class. I keep hearing rumers about it! This will be interesting!

I think you should save up some money to buy a used NQS stock altered with aftermarket block. And some good tires too if your club allows professional tires.
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« Reply #550 on: January 24, 2013, 11:59:49 PM »

i got a 79 bolens i was thanking about useing it for pulling but idk if there any good its got a twin cylinder motor and its drive shaft driven if any one knows let me know thanks
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