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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2006, 07:40:44 AM »

This is awesome George!!! This is SO MUCH going to help on my first mower build!!!
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2006, 08:53:59 AM »

 Grin Well thomas if I have helped one person with this build article Then I am satisfied. I get as much pleasure from helping well Almost as much as I do building and racing. LM Racing is a passion that has been my families life for over 6 years now. EAT BREATH and SLEEP it.
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2006, 02:50:17 PM »

Grin Well thomas if I have helped one person with this build article Then I am satisfied. I get as much pleasure from helping well Almost as much as I do building and racing. LM Racing is a passion that has been my families life for over 6 years now. EAT BREATH and SLEEP it.

George, sorry to post this in your build but.... with my short time being involved in LMR (like 2 weeks!), I can say that YOU have been a teacher and a mentor to me as well as many others. It's just nice to have a fellow racer with so much knowledge willing to share and by doing so helps the sport grow!
You have earned the respect of many members on here and hope that I to someday can share my knowledge to new builders in the near future!
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2006, 03:07:02 PM »

George,
What size is the stock you use for the frame rails?

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2006, 03:14:44 PM »

looks like 1x1 square
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2006, 05:21:22 PM »

nope 3/4 thin wall. Once welded in stiffens quite nicely and very rigid. And don't add alot of weight either.
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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2006, 09:01:56 AM »

Just to be clear you are using square tube 3/4 by 3/4 right?
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2006, 09:49:44 AM »

that is correct
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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2006, 12:36:42 AM »



 Ok heres the rails and tranny plate from the bottom all done and welded in.



Ok here you can see inside the tunnel. You can see the bushing sticking up from the plate this supports the tranny input all the way up to the case bottom. Also if you can enlarge the pic you will see how the rear plate is welded in not just bolted but all done on the inside.




Ok here you can see the support I build that fits inside the dash. I use the same tubing as I did on the frame 3/4 thin wal. It has a place for the shaft to go thru and placement of the upper column and bearing support.





here you can see how it fits snugly inside the dash. This dash support has taken a 60 mph end over end kart wheel with out busting the plastic dash




Ok on to the steering column and its bearing setup. Here is another product E.C sells, its a universal weld in bearing mount and 5/8 spherical bearing. These work well on uneven and even surfaces where you mount on metal to weld them in I use one top and bottom.
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2006, 01:13:58 AM »




Here is the lower steering column support and bearing welded in. Notice in the pictures how it fits right in the pocket where the oem parts were. you will also notice how I use 5/8 lock collars one one top of lower bearing and one on the bottom of upper bearing. I use a grinder and put a small notch so I can get to set screw.





Here is an overall view of the dash and support and cloumn all in.


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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2006, 06:14:27 AM »




Ok on to the steering column and its bearing setup. Here is another product E.C sells, its a universal weld in bearing mount and 5/8 spherical bearing. These work well on uneven and even surfaces where you mount on metal to weld them in I use one top and bottom.

George.....Are the spherical bearings held into the sleeve by a cir-clip or do the collars take care of that??
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2006, 07:17:11 AM »

Quite honestly they are a press fit so they hold themselves in. BUT what I have found once the carrier is weld in it ain't so easy to press em in. SO before I weld them in useing the dremel tool and a metal barrel type bur bit I run it around the inside till my bearing slips in freely, then the collars hold them in from that point. Been running my present BP with that setup a whole season. Actually theres several chassis with that setuo out there now for a season.
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2006, 05:48:24 PM »

George where do i get this http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/bushingin.jpg ( the input bushing) and the steering column bushing?
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2006, 06:13:24 PM »

E.C. Distributing 615-446-6807 call me mon -thur.
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2006, 10:05:53 PM »



Here you can see where I have finally come back and cut the whole and slot for the rear axle. Doing it this way allows me to unbolt the cassettes and simply drop the whole axle out the bottom.




This is a view from inside to show how I cut right thru the frame rail I installed for stiffnes. Now that I have my cut out I will go ahead and weld each side to the edge.




This photo shows how I weld the rear plate in. Idea is to make this thing one solid frame assembly.
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