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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #480 on: March 03, 2008, 10:33:00 AM »
hmmm... well, those fenders on his mowchine look fairly useless but simple to make if I had to have them. I'll consult with our group leader and see what my options are. I expect to get absolutely filthy anyway since the wheels are 2 feet away and the mud is going to probably go right through the wire mesh of the foot rests.
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #481 on: March 03, 2008, 10:54:03 AM »
Like Squidd said you are going to get the mud from the front tires and the guy in front of you! You will be suprised how little mud comes from the floorboards, and usually the rear tires are only going to sling mud towards you at slow speeds once you get them spinning the mud goes out the back!  At one track I run at they use the mowers to pack it in and when you are moving slow you get covered in mud but once you get it moving pretty good it nearly stops. For the most part once you are out there to race dust will be your only concern.
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #482 on: March 25, 2008, 09:02:17 PM »
Continuing with the new motor build I just received my Tilly carb from EC Distributing...

Stage 1 Blueprint, Polished and Velocity stack, this thing is so shiney....I can seriously see myself in the throttle plate...:omg:



With a larger bore than any Walbro, this thing should move some serious fuel/air mixture...which will be a nice match to the new Precision Cam...
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #483 on: March 25, 2008, 09:36:08 PM »
Glad you like!!
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #484 on: March 26, 2008, 12:33:46 PM »
Oh yeah I like it..  :D

Pic from the back shows where all that extra breathing will be coming from compared to a Walbro...


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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #485 on: April 07, 2008, 03:57:16 PM »
Got the motor built and carb mounted, in the process of breaking 'er in..

Even in these first few runs, I can tell a difference in sound and rate of acceleration with the new cam/carb combo...much "throatier" and crisper sounding and still has the quick bump and start capability (which is a neccessity in USLMRA) :thumbsup:


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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #486 on: April 07, 2008, 07:44:10 PM »
I hope the crank stays together. That carb is Bad!!!
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #487 on: April 08, 2008, 06:43:27 AM »
Randy,
How do you like your pop rivets that you used to put your side panels on?  I am going to need to make some shields for the sides of my engine and was wondering how to make them.

Did you have any problems with them shearing off from the vibration?

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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #488 on: April 08, 2008, 07:01:46 AM »
I hope the crank stays together. That carb is Bad!!!
Me too... if not I have the process for building more balanced cranks down to a science...
Randy,
How do you like your pop rivets that you used to put your side panels on?  I am going to need to make some shields for the sides of my engine and was wondering how to make them.

Did you have any problems with them shearing off from the vibration?

Paul



I've only lost one and the rest seem to be holding tight, of course I don't have any flex in the chassis with the way it's boxed and triangulated..
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #489 on: January 22, 2009, 07:15:20 PM »
mower looks good love the purple 8)
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #490 on: January 23, 2009, 01:04:45 AM »
how much would a brotha have to shell out to get a tilly like that.
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #491 on: January 23, 2009, 09:36:24 AM »
Check out e.c site they got different stages going from $250 up to $600+
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #492 on: July 03, 2009, 06:43:52 AM »
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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #493 on: March 02, 2010, 09:32:54 PM »
Front axle will be based off EC Dist. front spindles.. (these things are "smooooth" George):twothumbsup:

Had George cut the keyway for Hegar front brakes (which will be coming later in the build) the sealed bearings are glass smooth and the adjustabilty  for caster, camber, and ride height will be much appreciated (and used)..

Also had the steering arms left loose so I can place them where needed after axle is located...



I used the ACME "Fun Cart" type spindles on my AP and even after refitting with brass bushings, grease zerks, and reinforcing the arms...there is no comparison..

These are going to  be "WAY" better, smoother and hold ajustment "tighter"...Definetly worth the money...:thumbsup:


so how much did these cost? i want to put adjustable spindles on my racer next year but dont trust myself to build them.lol

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Re: Let's Build an F/X..!!!
« Reply #494 on: July 27, 2011, 05:41:53 PM »
Nice mower. It looks like it is a top notch and very reliable.do you have any pics of your engine?

Can you say JINX..... lol kinda ironic considering what happened the first race.... not really funny but i thought it was ironic
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