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Old 07-23-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Got me a RACE CAR

Yes it needs alittle work before its first race in two weeks. I got it up two about 7mph today , It was great feeling the wind blow through my beard. My goal for the race is to get it up to 35 mph.








And heres my competition working on his.


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Old 07-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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HAHAHA....

Video of said race or it didn't happen!

looks like a fun deal to tinker with.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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a guy down the road has an annual tractor pull and race. everyone soups up their lawn tractors and races. it is hilarious and fun. i wanna see vids too!
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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you should get yourself a 65HP Wisconsin V465D off of a road saw or wood chipper . it is a huge, heavy engine, but it puts out a lot of power. or maybe a cat diesel. get youself a big ass pulley for the engine and get a smaller one for the transaxle so for every one revolution of the engine there are more revolutions of the tires. there are so many was to make tractors faster.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:39 PM   #5
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Isn't that the same type of tractor that forrest gump drove just a differant color?
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i think so. that type of tractor is a rear engine mount. forrest gump had a "Snapper" brand, silvergoat has a John Deere. the deere is a much better choice, they can take a beating.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:44 PM   #7
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Saturday I will swap out the pullys and see what happens, I spent a few hours just getting it running and tweeking the govenor.

You have to agree with me that this thing just screams SPEED.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #8
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especially with that white streamer
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Please make sure to wear a full fire suit, helmet, and you may want to consider a roll cage.
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Please make sure to wear a full fire suit, helmet, and you may want to consider a roll cage.
A drunk guy with a Beer and no teeth told me all I need is a helmet and a automatic kill switch. The switch is 20 bucks, more then the mower is worth.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:55 PM   #11
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A drunk guy with a Beer and no teeth told me all I need is a helmet and a automatic kill switch. The switch is 20 bucks, more then the mower is worth.
you can't just throw in a toggle switch?
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:55 PM   #12
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:57 PM   #13
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oooh like flames
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I'd opt for the $200 dollar kill switch...can never be to safe.
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Here should be your new home on the web...after WF of course.
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you can't just throw in a toggle switch?
No, it has to have a cord the clips to the driver in case I get thrown from my high performance race car.
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OoooOOOoooo....lots of cool sticker....thats a fast one right there...I know it is.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #19
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I think I may be able to take this guy.
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Well, props for the speed record, but man that looks retarded. I think I would rather see a lawn mower rock crawler.
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Well, props for the speed record, but man that looks retarded. I think I would rather see a lawn mower rock crawler.
I may have to work on that rock crawling lawn mower idea.
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Looks like lots of fun
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Looks like a fun hobby and probably not too expensive to get into. Good luck with it!
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:25 PM   #24
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Well today I spent 4dollars on a bicycle hand brake and cable to use as a throttle.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:25 PM   #25
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UPDATE: Changed to a larger pully on the engine and a smaller one on the tranny, now I just need to get the correct size belt. Also did a few tricks to the tranny that I learned from some locals. I think theres hope for the Forrest Gump mobile yet.
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