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Coffee Shop / Re: ????
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:58:46 pm »
I'm confused  :tard: ????

Coffee Shop / Re: So long my friend
« on: February 02, 2014, 09:26:01 pm »
Thank you all.

 I met Larry working at the John Deere dealership. After a couple months he said to me come over my house, I have something to show you. So I go over his place and he has a 110 sitting up on the work bench and smiles and said "We race them!" And I said " You're nuts!" So, after looking at it for a bit I said I'll help ya build them, but I really don't want to race them. We all know how that turned out. After welding and engineering ( this was before heymow and all the info sharing today) we finally hit on the right combinations and became known at the Deere Herd. I still remember the call, when Aaron called Larry and said we had enough people that we became our own chapter.

 Larry had this amazing ability to pull his pocket screwdriver out and fix just about anything with it. I swear he could tear apart and reassemble the USS Enterprise with it. I will miss that Dale Earnhardt smile, and his uncanny ability to tell you the size of the socket you needed without even looking. He would fix a lawnmower one minute and then be knee deep in a Jeep engine the next. I learned a lot from him, and not just about mechanics. He never judged, never complained, and always brought out the best in people. He was truly my friend and I will greatly miss him.

Coffee Shop / Re: So long my friend
« on: February 01, 2014, 08:56:02 am »
Larry Elmer Lanning Jr., 48, of Dallas, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Mr. Lanning was born in Kingston on May 22, 1965, and was the son of Larry Elmer Lanning Sr. of Sweet Valley and Judy Cavill Redington and of Noxen. Larry graduated from Lake-Lehman High School and was currently employed by Lyndsay Lawn and Garden, Ashley. He was a member of the American Legion at Harveys Lake and the ARMA Lawnmower Association. He enjoyed working on his several Jeeps and lawnmowers. Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Lynn Smith. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn (Chicky) Sherman; daughters, Lyndsay Cupp and her husband, William, Dallas; and Stefanie Lanning, Dallas; stepson, Kyle Walkowiak, Dallas; stepdaughter, Kara Walkowiak, Dallas; brother, Kenneth Lanning, Harveys Lake; sisters, Lisa Lanning, Swoyersville; Annette Dunn, Sweet Valley; and Linda Pilosi, Prospect; stepmother, Joanne Lanning, Sweet Valley; stepfather, Raymond Redington, Noxen; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Bob Ryder of Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at . - See more at:

Coffee Shop / So long my friend
« on: January 31, 2014, 08:39:47 am »
My dear friend, Larry Lanning, leader of the D&B Deere herd has suddenly passed away. Larry served at ARMA Vice President for many years.

 I will miss my dear friend and will post more when I know.

Coffee Shop / Re: Best motorto bild on a budget.
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:20:35 am »
Find free engines, run it til it blows up, change engine. Don't get much cheaper. I ran for years on a stock engine. It's more about handling than horse power. But what do I know...  >:D

Coffee Shop / Re: New mower build
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:14:54 am »
If you don't want that Sabre ill take it off yer hands. Just like a stx just short some tin on the nose.

Coffee Shop / Re: Traction
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:58:09 pm »
What's your air pressures in your rear wheels?

Chassis / Re: JD STX38 - Steering question - Light front end
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:33:07 am »
You don't need scales if you don't have them. We used bathroom scales but I digress. Set and note your air pressures. Then use a tape measure and note the circumference of your tires. Let me know what you come up with.

Newcomers / Re: Newbie seeking much help!
« on: July 27, 2013, 05:18:41 pm »
Welcome to Heymow. I would download and read the rules for both clubs. Hydro drives are not allowed. There are all sorts of builds shown here. There will be ideas that you can find that will have been already addressed.

Newcomers / Re: First racer
« on: July 27, 2013, 05:12:21 pm »
Welcome to Heymow. The Ol' Goat likes them big cub cadets. Snoop around and there are plenty of compleat builds shown here.

Chassis / Re: John Deere STX 30 Build or not to build?
« on: July 27, 2013, 05:07:05 pm »
Lost hoods? That's why there's ductape and zip ties....

Chassis / Re: JD STX38 - Steering question - Light front end
« on: July 27, 2013, 04:56:35 pm »
Adding weight is just trying to bandaid a larger problem. We ran the same chassis with everything from a 8 to 44 twin. You need to provide some more information. Do you have a front axle with caster and camber in it? What is the circumference of all your tires? What is the weight on your all of your tires? Need the weights with the front tires straight and with them turned fully to the left.  :question:

Chassis / Re: Weight help
« on: June 16, 2013, 03:52:26 pm »
Being 6'3" I know what ya mean. See how it works for ya. Also put your air pressure higher on the fl and rr. Anyone that has run with me knows I kept the LR dang near flat.

Coffee Shop / Re: gas welding help
« on: December 24, 2012, 09:15:52 pm »
Sounds like your to cold. Slow your wire speed . I run between 20-25 amps and adjust your wire speed so it sounds like bacon snapping.

Coffee Shop / Re: gas welding help
« on: December 24, 2012, 08:13:31 pm »
One gauge is for tank pressure, the other is for the flow. You control it buy screwing in the crank on the front of the regulator body.
Turn on the tank. Turn on power to welder. Squeeze the trigger and turn the crank on the regulator til it flows at about 30-35. And more, your waisting gas.  Any less and your nozzle will load up, stick or splatter bad.
Looking at your picture that's the inside number on the left gauge.

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