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« on: May 01, 2012, 11:38:39 pm »
what would be a good setup for drivetrain on a craftsman? what engine mods should i do to a flathead 28 cube for pullin

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Re: total newbie
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 12:11:02 am »
What class? Not being sarcastic but a craftsman can be built for about any class so you got to be a little more specific as to which class.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 10:03:06 am »
Class rules/club rules really will dertermine what you can or can not do as well as let you know if this style machine would even be competitive with major modifications...or would be relagated to stock class in which case you do little to no mods...

Is this a Sears Garden Tractor... or a Craftsman Lawn Mower...? Big Difference...
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Re: total newbie
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 07:14:50 pm »
probebly for modyfied. build an oppy with cam rods and flywheel plus some carb work

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Re: total newbie
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 09:03:22 pm »
Class rules/club rules really will dertermine what you can or can not do as well as let you know if this style machine would even be competitive with major modifications...o

>>>Is this a  Garden Tractor... or a Lawn Mower...? <<<Big Difference...
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Re: total newbie
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 10:41:05 pm »
i am sorry. i dont realy plan on running in a league. im just wondering what drive train setup would work good on a mild to partly built engine on a craftsman frame. centrificul clutch with a ragb and live axle or what?

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Re: total newbie
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 08:25:26 am »
Let me rephrase the question...

Are you planning on building a circle track racing "lawnmower"...?

Or building a straight pulling type garden "tractor"...?

You are in the garden tractor pulling forum is why I ask...
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Re: total newbie
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 08:35:28 pm »
garden pulling tractor

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Re: total newbie
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 09:27:37 pm »
Centrifugal clutch RAGB and straight axle probably not a good choice then...

Do you have a verticle shaft or horizontal shaft engine...?
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Re: total newbie
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 10:01:10 pm »
vertical

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Re: total newbie
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 08:28:25 am »
To be honest your starting out with two strikes against you already with a lawnmower "chassis" and a vertical shaft motor...You might be better served looking for a different "tractor" chassis machine to start...

Something with a horizontal shaft motor...then go with a clutch/driveshaft/cub cadet rear end type setup or a belt drive "sidewinder" heavy cast iron transaxle setup...



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