Craftsman to a junior Drag

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Old 02-19-08, 12:19 PM
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Craftsman to a junior Drag

well, here in cape breton we have a dragway 1/4 mile and they have a junior dragger class ( no offence but there not really fast maybe 30 mph) and i have a craftsman 12.5 hp with a electric start and alternator, it is tweaked to have more power but not speed , since i live on a farm and travel in and out of the woods on it i didnt really need speed , but i was wondering if i can have speed and power and win the race, I do own a garage and am very familliar with Cars and Heavy machinery, and i have all the tools i could need , i just need the rigth idea and advice from someone who knows what they are doing i have a 4 speed tranny belt driven, I want to stay away from lowering the front swing arm or welding it because i still want some movement , and no im not gonna ruin my motor with friggen around with the governor. in Cape Breton there is no such thing as lawnmower racing i want to show them and get them intrested im not looking to spend that much money max. 100 i have many parts lying around also i might be rebuilding a 16 hp briggs 2 cylinder i dont know if its reparable.
 
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and any idea how much a peerless 600 transaxel would run me ?
 
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Old 02-19-08, 02:35 PM
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For some reason I though the limit was 5hp at the strip for junior drags. I'll have to look it up.
 
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Old 02-19-08, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mattison View Post
For some reason I though the limit was 5hp at the strip for junior drags. I'll have to look it up.
Im not sure either I dont think ill be racing for Nhra point or adra ill think ill just race to race not to win money just to have fun
 
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Jr drag racers usually run 1/8 mile and can do it in the 9 second range at 60+ MPH. Full cages and other safety gear required. Multiply your $100 by 50 and you could stand a chance.
 
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Old 02-19-08, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by goldstar View Post
Multiply your $100 by 50 and you could stand a chance.
I agree, $100 is not a realistic budget for a safe machine. That said, I highly doubt your local strip would let you run a mower at all, unless (and it's still doubtful) it was built well and safe (think ARMA or USLMRA mowers). Again, $100 just won't cut the mustard.

That said, if you speed up your mower you really should lower & lock your front axle, as well as lowering (and preferably locking) your transaxle.
 
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Maybe something like these would be with-in your budget. If, You have the tires laying around;












You could do exhibition shows. Who knows, You could be the starter of the newest sport of Monster Mower Racing like Bob Chandler and his BigFoot.
 
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To get the speed, go to a bigger engine pulley and smaller tranny pulley. A 600 tranny would be perfect. I built a racer using that tranny and it performed well. I outran 4-wheelers with it. You can usually pick one up used for $75 or so, sometimes less. Look for old rusty mowers in the weeds. Those old mowers from the 70s and 80s are where the good trannies are.
 
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Originally Posted by goldstar View Post
Jr drag racers usually run 1/8 mile and can do it in the 9 second range at 60+ MPH. Full cages and other safety gear required. Multiply your $100 by 50 and you could stand a chance.
Not the jr drags at my hometown track maybe a top of 49 mph max. plus i have all the pipe and flat bar bar steel i would need i have helmet and a suite and a killswitch and taillights and much more parts and i have a whole other lawnmower and i plan on putting disk breaks on
 
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Canadian model

Its a Candian model LT11 I cant seem to find the model number ive checked everywhere alot of things have been modified years ago when my brother made it the way it is now , a workhorse, so if anyone can find a model number it would be appreciated thnkss
 
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That thing being a LT11 could have been built by Murray and Sears installed their decals, A pic is worth a thousand words.
 
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Old 03-02-08, 03:09 PM
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That thing being a LT11 could have been built by Murray and Sears installed their decals, A pic is worth a thousand words.
I just found that out thanks alot!
 
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Old 03-02-08, 03:24 PM
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That thing being a LT11 could have been built by Murray and Sears installed their decals, A pic is worth a thousand words.
your right
i found a pic and its the exact same body but mine has a differant motor . thanks aloott you saved me alot of time !
 
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No Problemo....
 
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Old 03-02-08, 04:12 PM
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Smile Changed my mind

the guys below were right! i cant drag my mower but around here we have a pretty fun mudrun , i was thinking if i could mount bigger tiress , put an exhaust on that goes straight upp so i can put bigger tires in the front too maake up a base plate that i can take on and off with cotter pins for quick cleaning and maintnance and possibly makeing it chain drive. Does any one know where i can get 2 cheap four stud hub that i can put on my transaxle ?
 
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