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    The Mule

    Have you ever thought about using a 5 speed transaxle out of a small FWD car (Geo Metro comes to mind). Mount your secondary clutch to the input shaft and side mount the engine. I've seen this done quite a few times and the transaxles are fairly lightweight (I haven't weighed one but have...
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    The Mule

    I like where your going with this project. What are you going to use for a transmission? Will it be 4 wheel drive? I still can't believe there isn't more people building UTV style machines?
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    Bandit buggy plans

    222572337316 These plans are about has close to the Bandit buggy has your going to find. I believe these were made by Ted Willard. I have a set called "Northern Buggys Sprint Offroad Buggy" I believe Ted Willard was the one that made the Bandit Buggy plans. Both buggies are very similar.
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    The Mule

    That must be a nice smooth riding truck! LOL Back when trucks were trucks!
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    Snowdog/track sled

    There are a lot of variables when it comes to gearing. You need to adjust that clutch to engage quickly and get it locked up before your working rpm range. I'd start with 9-1,10-1 range. Weight, engine size, how you use your machine, conditions, and etc all play into gearing. Just be prepared to...
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    Snowdog/track sled

    Those clutches can hold up if you understand how they work. You have to have your gearing right so the clutch slips just enough to get you going. So when your cruising or in the range where you use it the most the clutch is locked up.
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    Snowdog/track sled

    Looking good! I'm still in the pile of parts state! LOL
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    Milling a 420 head!

    You will never know unless you do the math. I guess my intent of the post is to say there is no magic amount to mill off the head. First off you need a targeted compression ratio. Then you need to see what your actual compression is. Then you can decide what is needed to get to your targeted...
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    Milling a 420 head!

    It all about compression ratio. You need to cc the head, know the head gasket thickness, measure your piston deck height, measure the bore, and measure the stroke. With this info you use a compression ratio calculator (there are several online) to determine what your current ratio is. Then...
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    Divorced Gearbox 4 speed Manual

    How about taking the crank out and pressing it apart, cutting counter weights down has far has you can, throw away the crankpin that the rod mounted to and center drill each end of the crank and weld in a crank connection pin? You are still using the original crank just modifying it. It could be...
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    Divorced Gearbox 4 speed Manual

    Instead of removing weight off the counter weights why not just build a "bob weight" like they do when they balance a crankshaft. They weigh the big end and small end of the rod, the piston, pin, and rings and come up with a weight that attaches to the crank journal to simulate the rotating...
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    Divorced Gearbox 4 speed Manual

    Nice work. Make sure the direction of the input (crankshaft) shaft turns the same direction as the output shaft. If that makes sense? LOL
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    Snowmobile 80s what to look for

    Do they run and drive??? If the guy says they run on spray and just need some carb work... walk away. These 2 stroke snowmobiles can start, run,and seem fine but you really need to fully warm them up and ride them to get an honest idea of the condition of the motor. Take a compression check. Its...
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    Snowdog/track sled

    Weight,length,center of gravity, and gearing seem to be very important in the the construction of these Track sleds. They are very new and nobody has determined the exact dimensions needed for an acceptable operating unit. There are so many variables in building these. Some of the problems...
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    My 2 vintage race Kart chassis elect. conversion winter projects.

    The bottom of my seat was the lowest point the first year I raced. I remember raising my seat after about the 3 weeks of racing because it would bottom out on the straight aways if the track didn't pack in perfectly smooth. Those tires should get you some clearance but don't expect to do to much...
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