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PostSubject: Murray build thread   Thu 08 Oct 2009, 9:47 pm

Well I got the old 4 horse briggs out today. I mounted up a fuel tank, and washed the motor off with gas. I made up a gasket for the crankcase too. Luckily the 16 horse will mount up in the same holes that the original 11 horse used. The motor will just BARELY fit without modifying the hood.

I think it might be safe to say the murray has more balls than most of KCs tractors now. lol!





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Planning on JB welding the hell out of that.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Thu 08 Oct 2009, 9:48 pm

sorry for the crappy pics. Took em with moms iphone
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Fri 09 Oct 2009, 10:03 pm

We need to see a few better pictures, mabey something with a few more pixels and higher resolution. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Sun 11 Oct 2009, 11:20 pm

[quote="johnboggs21"]Well I got the old 4 horse briggs out today. I mounted up a fuel tank, and washed the motor off with gas. I made up a gasket for the crankcase too. Luckily the 16 horse will mount up in the same holes that the original 11 horse used. The motor will just BARELY fit without modifying the hood.

I think it might be safe to say the murray has more balls than most of KCs tractors now. lol!

more balls than the Gilson LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Mon 12 Oct 2009, 11:31 am

it had more balls than the gilson witht he old motor lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Sun 01 Nov 2009, 1:10 am

Progress:



A pic of the shop for KC:
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Sun 01 Nov 2009, 1:24 am

Now I know why you couldn't quit hurting yourself. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Sun 01 Nov 2009, 1:26 am

lol!

thats a bright ass light aint it?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Sun 01 Nov 2009, 11:17 pm

johnboggs21 wrote:
lol!

thats a bright ass light aint it?

That's a light?? I thought it was the sun!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Mon 02 Nov 2009, 12:18 am

heck i thought my barn was a tight squeeze lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Wed 04 Nov 2009, 5:22 pm

Well I tore the carb off to clean it the other today. Man that thing was ripe. lol!

Decided to wasnt worth it to try to make it work, it had that stupid fuel shutoff solenoid on it anyways. Sooo i got a brand new carb for 10 bucks today. Slapped her on there, wrapped my rope around the pulley, gave her a nice tug and.........................

























SHE LIVES!!!!!!

had to shut it down after about a minute tho. She's got quite a bark with no exhaust whatsoever lol
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 10:02 pm

Its getting close now. I slapped a straight pipe exhaust on her to quiet it down a wee bit. Drove it around for a few minutes today. Got a starter mounted up, and JB welded that peice in today. All thats really left to do is run the wiring, hook up the governor, and slap the hood back into place and this project will be done.

Then mounting the plow up and fabbing a lift mechanism will be the new project.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 4:10 pm

Brought her home today. Unloaded it off the truck and tried spinnin it over with the starter and the motor was locked up, so i grabbed a pipe wrench and was able to turn it over with that. Couldnt get it to start with the starter, but it fired right up when i used a rope around the bottom pulley. Drove it down the driveway, and about halfway back the sorry no good sonofabitch decided to throw a rod!!!

Dont feel like tearin it apart to see what the damage is now...............
Probly could put a new rod in it and be ok, but who knows, the crank might be messed up.
I think im just gonna part it out and comb craigslist for a whole nother engine...........
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 4:15 pm

Was lookin on CL just now and might have found a replacement:
http://saginaw.craigslist.org/grd/1462254659.html
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 10:45 pm

Well I hope you got it All I see is a deleted ad..
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Fri 13 Nov 2009, 9:52 am

damn guess i wasnt quick enough on it. I called the number that was in the ad last night, and noone answered....
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Tue 08 Dec 2009, 3:57 pm

Well good news!!!!!

Picked up a single cylinder 16.5 B&S for free today. Need to add a starter and add the pulleys!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Tue 08 Dec 2009, 6:46 pm

Dang thats a good price
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Tue 08 Dec 2009, 9:44 pm

Well the only really important part i swapped onto it of any significance is the carb from the blown up motor. She runs pretty sweet now. I drove her around a little bit and she runs pretty smooth. I need to adjust the exhaust valve a lil bit. I got a nice blue flame coming out my exhaust pipe lol. I dont have any feeler gauges that will work for adjusting valves, so i just have to go by how they feel and how the motor runs.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Wed 09 Dec 2009, 7:43 am

got that done just in time!!

Woke up to this:


That was taken at 6 am and they have snow predicted for the rest of the day..........
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Wed 09 Dec 2009, 12:40 pm

sounds like it is running lean richen the carb up a little bit before you pop it..
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Wed 09 Dec 2009, 3:41 pm

well got the valve adjusted this morning. Didnt have enough time to try it tho. Carb is one that was used on a test motor, so i cant adjust them cus their glued in place.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Wed 09 Dec 2009, 8:05 pm

Front plow is on:


and how bout some ballast? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Sun 13 Dec 2009, 6:48 pm

Well the homemade plow needs some more refinement, so I picked up a ready made plow and made it work for the murray. I dont know what it was from originally, but it didnt take much work to make it work on here.
As things sit now:


and an engine pic for the hell of it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Murray build thread   Sun 13 Dec 2009, 11:27 pm

Hey is that one of them hybrid trucks that you need to plug in lol!
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