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    Saw this one at the Syracuse Nats:



    Sounds like a V8 when it starts! For when mower racing goes from just fun to not messin' around!
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  • #2
    I have one for Chris too . . .

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    • #3
      Andrew, I'd feel a lot better if that guy was wearing a seat belt being that he is obviously moving at a very high rate of speed. Those 3.5 horse power vertical shaft Briggs & Stratton flathead engines have the thrust of a jet engine!
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      In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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      • #4
        Haha! Wow! I think I need on of those...
        I think the tractor in the second pic is a Mowett Mustang. They are super light weight and all engine, and make awesome racers...
        Chris Dresbach

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        • #5
          Chris Dresbach

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          • #6
            I like to race around my yard with my oldie snowblower at winter time . .

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            • #7
              Chris, I thought for a second that the sticker on the front said AARP, but wheww, its just ARP!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HookedonStudies View Post
                Chris, I thought for a second that the sticker on the front said AARP, but wheww, its just ARP!
                Na, I'm not that old yet..
                Chris Dresbach

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                • #9
                  I kind of like this mower.....
                  Do they have a flat track class in mower racing?
                  Jeff



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
                    I kind of like this mower.....
                    Do they have a flat track class in mower racing?
                    Jeff



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                    Actually, yes. The class of tractors I race in is unique because it is on a banked and paved track. Most of the tractors that race are on flat dirt tracks. In fact, my Craftsman racer that I built just for fun is technically set up to run on either flat or paved tracks. To build a good competitive tractor, take the mower deck off and weld on side rails for protection if a tire bumps it (this should be done after lowering the frame if you want it lowered). I also changed the pulley ratios on mine by swapping out the tranny pulley from a 10" to a 4" and the engine pulley from a 3" to a 7". This makes more revolutions in the tranny making more speed. I also started having more fun with mine by adding a racing carb and air intake and a custom made exhaust. To make it safe at high speed, I changed the tie rod to a solid piece of threaded rod and ball joints. I also welded the front suspension solid (The front axles can no longer pivot over bumps, only can steer left or right). By welding the front suspension, it add a form of tortion to keep the tractor more solid and harder to flip over. Also find a tranny with a disc brake instead of a drum brake. (A Tecumseh 5 or 6 speed tranny works good for this). If you really want to go fast and be able to stop, get an upright engine and a drive shaft and connect it to a 5 speed cub cadet tranny with factory disc brakes. Those trannys are geared to go fast anyway. To build a simple but fast hot rod like my craftsman though, find a mid '80s Craftsman to build up because all the parts you need to start are already there.
                    Chris Dresbach

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                    • #11
                      Yeah :: But can you do this ? ? . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3zhN...eature=related

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
                        Haha!!! I've never tried that! The Lawn Lark has too low a center of gravity and is way too heavy. My Craftsman just has too much forward weight. My Craftsman can do burnouts, so I'm sure I could wheelie it if I weighed more. ???
                        Chris Dresbach

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