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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2007, 03:51:18 PM »
Yes it works in a craftsman chassis whether you can use the stock rod link not sure.
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2007, 07:33:36 PM »
It works awesome in a craftsman chassis.

No the current steering set up will not work, at all.  You will reuse nothing, it all is crap.  Get a kart steering shaft and make direct steering just like George has in his build pics.

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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2007, 07:24:51 PM »
hey george, i see everyone is changing their axles from the straight 90 style to the angled style, i was just wondering how much of an angle you guys are changing them to, thanks
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2007, 08:29:56 PM »
Which angle are you referring to.
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2007, 08:44:49 PM »
the angle of the end of the axle where the spindle bolts to, which also affects the spindle angle, instead of the spindles being straight up and down they are tilted in, thanks
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2007, 08:48:18 PM »
App. 10 degrees.
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2007, 08:51:05 PM »
That's called kingpin inclination.

It's 10* that I measured when I had to narrow the axle 1" if I remember correctly on the axle I bought from E.C. Distributing. There are also spindles available in 11*, 12* and 15* that I know of and probably others too.
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2007, 08:52:57 PM »
We only sell spindles for our axles in the 10*
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2007, 09:07:52 PM »
thanks guys, george how much are your spindles?
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2007, 04:47:10 AM »
100.00 a set
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2007, 08:47:35 AM »
100.00 a set

And they are schweeeeet spindles. Really nice machine work.
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2007, 09:03:59 AM »
i might have to get some of those george, i'm going to take some measuments off my old ones so i can make sure they will fit my hubs and i'll get back to ya
forgot to ask, does that price include the heim joints or is that just the spindles, thanks
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2007, 10:51:44 AM »
Just spindles and spindle bearings
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2007, 10:44:13 AM »
George I was reading this again for the hundredth time, Got a question, I noticed  Sat at the race my front end seemed to bounce a lot usually just on the exit, I have noticed this at most of the races I have run in. I watched several other mowers including yours and they seem to have little or no bounce at all, I am running somewhere around 5 to 7 pounds in the tires. What can I do to minimize this bounce?

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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2007, 02:01:29 PM »
Geometry is a big part. Also driving thru it or should I say powering thru it. Bounce is a a result of good rear bite and sometimes a loose front end IE king pin or something or geometry is off a bit. With more motor you tend to have less because you are generall spinning more than biting. Go up to 10 lbs of air in the fronts it will help a lot. With your front end there is no adjustments so you cannot help it there.
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