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Offline shadetreemechanic

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steering help needed
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:45:29 PM »
I have recently acquired a 1970 huffy im turning it Into an ap mower, well ive got it to go about 20 mph so far but when I  let off the throttle and try to steer I go straight when I get back on the throttle and don't turn as sharp as I would like im using stock everthing just trying it out could someone please point me in the right direction, Any help will be appreciated thanks Jesse


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Re: steering help needed
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 07:30:58 PM »
I would buy or build a adjustable front end so you can try different angles  to make it handle better. Weight preload on front left tire ,seat position and so on make a mower handle. George H has a good post on here explain it. Basic setup.:)
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Re: steering help needed
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 09:15:03 PM »
Thanks for the reply I'll take a look at that if I. An find it LOL
I just thought my front tires are hard rubber, would that be the reason I can't turn? Could the hard rubber have no grip with the ground and the mower not turn?
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Re: steering help needed
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 08:42:33 AM »
Take a look at the build section and look at squidds "another ap question" thread lots of good info there
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Re: steering help needed
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 09:07:21 AM »
send me an email address to tdaniels@rocktenn.co and I'll tag some build pics of two 1970 Huffys
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Re: steering help needed
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 06:35:12 AM »
send me an email address to tdaniels@rocktenn.co and I'll tag some build pics of two 1970 Huffys
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