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Title: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:39:23 pm

Well guys I am in the process of building a new chassis for 07. It will be a chassis legal for several organizations. Will be 4 inches of the ground front and rear and will be a MTD chassis. I started this morning tore it down and welded the rear bearing cassette mounts on. I will do a step by step pictured build. AND this build will be available od CD once I am finished for those interested. So here we go. This is what I started with. I am on dail up at home so keep in mind how much time this is gonna take to upload and transfer pics.   

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_startwith.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/startwith.jpg)



Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:40:22 pm

Here is the tore down chassis main parts.  These are the main parts I start with. two side panels, the front sub frame, and rear panel plate, and running boards.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_stripdownchassis.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/stripdownchassis.jpg)


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:41:33 pm
OK with the chassis apart I mount the rear bearing cassettes before I do anything else why you ask. Because its just what I do. No paticular reason other than the parts are easier to handle while apart. It is very important to mount the holders so when everything is assembled it is in direct line with original transaxle. US says you can move the axle up but not forward or rearward. So this is waht we do to lower the chassis.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_axlecenter.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/axlecenter.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_cassettemounting.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/cassettemounting.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_besuretosquare.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/besuretosquare.jpg)


You want to make sure that both sides are the same in the case of this chassis I measured from the front of the frame side panel to the front edge of the cassette holder, (28-7/8 ) and from the top of the side panel to the top of the holder (2-1/4) and be sure you have it square to the frame. All these measurements are decided using the shortest tire I run. And if using adjustable cassettes you will generally have as much as 3/8 up and down adjustability in your ride hieght.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:43:41 pm


OK now that they are placed I will weld them into place. I use a century gass-less welder. It goes both ways but just use it gas less. It welds Through most paints on most chassis's if it has a clean starting spot then take your time and let the heat and flux do its job. I do however clean most of the surfaces before I start so to make it easier. Flux core is forgiving but the biggest draw back is the mess it leaves when done. Most of the time a good wire brush will clean it all up. Here is a picture of my welder and the welded cassettes

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_welder.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/welder.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_weldedcasstte.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/weldedcasstte.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_weldedcassttes.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/weldedcassttes.jpg)

Thats all for now back off to the shop to do some more work. I only came in this morning for breakfast and have a banquet to attend this evening so I want to get some more work done before I go. Will do most of my picture posting at night from here on out.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:44:43 pm

Ok here you see some points you must cut or grind away. The guides so that you can get a bigger pulley on there for speed, The other points you will see why in pics to come
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_prepsubframe.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/prepsubframe.jpg)

This is to show you how and where I cut the guides off at
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_cuttingguideoff.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/cuttingguideoff.jpg)


This is the very front of the sub frame. You cut the lower lip off square with the rest of the chassis. This is a legal cut in ARMA and us

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_cutfrontlipoffflushwithframe.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/cutfrontlipoffflushwithframe.jpg)

Here you see where I have cleaned the inside croners of the front sub frame for welding which again you will see why in pics to come.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_cleanforwelding.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/cleanforwelding.jpg)

This is the rear frame panel and again you see I have cleaned for welding
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_cleanrearclip.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/cleanrearclip.jpg)



Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:46:11 pm


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_assemblyofframe.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/assemblyofframe.jpg)
Ok here I am assembling the two side panel frames to the front sub frame. I use a straight edge to get it all straight.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_checksquareandlevel.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/checksquareandlevel.jpg)
here I use a dail caliper to make sure it is all straight. This is important. Once I am happy I tighten all the bolts tight.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_anglecuttofit.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/anglecuttofit.jpg)
I angle cut each end so it fits snug end to end.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_framesupportrails.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/framesupportrails.jpg)
Then I lay my frame rails in this is how I discretly stiffen my chassis. Then I clamp them in sevral locations from both directions using c-clamps up and down to make sure they are tightly in the frame. Now before welding and using the calipers same as in above picture I want to make sure they are straight on the rear section before I weld them in. The next photos will show the welded in rails.



(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_P1010019.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/P1010019.jpg)
As you can see the rails are welded in. See how I don't do a solid weld end to end. Not needed, and the extra heat would warp the chassis.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_boxingthebox.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/boxingthebox.jpg)
Now this is inside the side frame panels. I use the same tubing to stiffen the box or tunnel of the frame. Makes for a solid chassis and it isn't add much extra weight either.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_butplatetosubframe.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/butplatetosubframe.jpg)
Ok here you see where the E.C. Distributing tranny plate buts right up against the front sub frame. ALSO it goes in the tunnel and sets on top of the frame rail supports. You can bolt or weld it in I choose to weld it then it becomes a part of the frame and helps stiffen it.

 
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_slipbushingin.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/slipbushingin.jpg)
Here you see that I have mounted a tranny lower case. Then you slip the plate bushing into the the hole which self aligns on the input shaft.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_bushingin.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/bushingin.jpg)
As you can see it aligns perfectly. Now tack it in place and then remove the tranny case wnd weld it completely in.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_bushingwelded.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/bushingwelded.jpg)
Here it is welded completely in place. This bushing supports the weakest link (the input shaft) of the 700 tranny and with this setup if you break the input shaft it is due to case fatigue or worn or bad bearings.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:49:19 pm


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_P1010019-1.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/P1010019-1.jpg)
 Ok heres the rails and tranny plate from the bottom all done and welded in.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_P1010020.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/P1010020.jpg)
Ok here you can see inside the tunnel. You can see the bushing sticking up from the plate this supports the tranny input all the way up to the case bottom. Also if you can enlarge the pic you will see how the rear plate is welded in not just bolted but all done on the inside.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_dashsupportcage.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/dashsupportcage.jpg)
Ok here you can see the support I build that fits inside the dash. I use the same tubing as I did on the frame 3/4 thin wal. It has a place for the shaft to go thru and placement of the upper column and bearing support.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_supportwithdashon.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/supportwithdashon.jpg)
here you can see how it fits snugly inside the dash. This dash support has taken a 60 mph end over end kart wheel with out busting the plastic dash



(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_lowersterringcolumnsupport.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/lowersterringcolumnsupport.jpg)
Ok on to the steering column and its bearing setup. Here is another product E.C sells, its a universal weld in bearing mount and 5/8 spherical bearing. These work well on uneven and even surfaces where you mount on metal to weld them in I use one top and bottom.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_lowercolumnlock.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/lowercolumnlock.jpg)
Here is the lower steering column support and bearing welded in. Notice in the pictures how it fits right in the pocket where the oem parts were. you will also notice how I use 5/8 lock collars one one top of lower bearing and one on the bottom of upper bearing. I use a grinder and put a small notch so I can get to set screw.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_dashsteeringcolumnview.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/dashsteeringcolumnview.jpg)
Here is an overall view of the dash and support and cloumn all in.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:50:15 pm
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_cutforaxlemounting.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/cutforaxlemounting.jpg)
Here you can see where I have finally come back and cut the whole and slot for the rear axle. Doing it this way allows me to unbolt the cassettes and simply drop the whole axle out the bottom.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_howitlooksintheframe.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/howitlooksintheframe.jpg)
This is a view from inside to show how I cut right thru the frame rail I installed for stiffnes. Now that I have my cut out I will go ahead and weld each side to the edge.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rearplatewelding.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rearplatewelding.jpg)
This photo shows how I weld the rear plate in. Idea is to make this thing one solid frame assembly.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:51:03 pm
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_runningboards.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/runningboards.jpg)
Here you can see I have rebolted the running/foot boards on and I will show you how I open the center-remove the bar yet maintain support for the boards.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rodtacked.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rodtacked.jpg)
First thing I do is tack weld the rod to the frame on the inside of the frame itself. Once both sides are tacked in place I cut the center out.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_Rodcutnweld.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/Rodcutnweld.jpg)
Here you can see the cut and fully welded remaining bit of rod. Much more to come so stay tuned.
I have gotten the axle in fender hieght and seat mount done. Rear brakes done Frame notched for the sprocket, tranny pully belt guides and clutch mounted. All yesterday evening.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:52:03 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_Cassttefront.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/Cassttefront.jpg)
Here I have mounted the E.C. Distributing adjustable cassette. They are 35.00 each. I chose the wrong holders so instead of cutting the whole lip off I notched them so the adjustment screw


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_casstteerear.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/casstteerear.jpg)
here you can see I used 3/8 allen bolts to bolt them in.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rearsprocketnotch.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rearsprocketnotch.jpg)
here you can see where I drew my cut lines to noch the rear of the frame for sprocket clearance.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:52:57 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_spocketcutout.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/spocketcutout.jpg)
Okay using the trusty ole sawzall I cut the notch out for the sprocket

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_sprocket.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/sprocket.jpg)
here's another angle on the sprocket and the notch cut. Any questions or need different views let me know. This weekend I tended to work and forget to get the as I go Pictures.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_caliper.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/caliper.jpg)
More on the build. Here you see I am seting up the brake system. These are not new brakes but some I had and want to try on this build.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_caliperandrotor.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/caliperandrotor.jpg)
here is an overall view of the brakes and rotor. Yup its a big rotor but the bigger it is the less force needed to stop it. It is a motorcycle rotor redrilled to fit the MCP brake hub. Everything is setup so the rotor hub is against the bearing hub and I put a slit collar outside the brake hub to hold it all in place. The caliper is bolted to the frame with a couple shims between it aqnd frame to align it to the rotor.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_caliperclearance.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/caliperclearance.jpg)
Here you can see the clearance between caliper and tire. Tire 19 inches from center of frame. Thats the outer sidewall.




Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:53:41 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_lockcollaroutsideofcassette.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/lockcollaroutsideofcassette.jpg)
here you can see the lock collars E.C.Sells 4.95 and I use them outside each axle bearing like in the pic to keep axle in place, both sides of wheel hubs and both sides of brake and sprocket hubs. In this build case the brake hub is against the bearing hub so it only required one side. A total of 9 on this setup where I usually use 10.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_beltguardson.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/beltguardson.jpg)
With the rear axle in and brake mounted and I am happy with all that I moved the the tranny pulley belt guides while I got it all upside down. Here you can see how I do my belt guides. I weld flanged nuts to the plate and then I simply screw bolts in for my guides.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_beltguardmounts.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/beltguardmounts.jpg)
Here is a good view of the flanged nuts welded in place. The setup also makes for a fast removal setup if you are in a hurry.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_overallview.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/overallview.jpg)
here is an overall view of rear axle in place, with tranny pulley and clutch and guides in place. Also notice the center of the running board rod is cut out as described in earlier details. This gives wide open access to everything.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_cuttingseatmount.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/cuttingseatmount.jpg)
Now on the top side of the chassis with the axle and wheels on I turn to working on fender mount and seat mount for wheel clearance. Anyone taking a mtd apart or knows them knows the full fenders are mounted on a channel type pedestal. I reuse these. I cut the factory seat bracket the inside width of these pedestals.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_seatandfendermount.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/seatandfendermount.jpg)
Now this is an example of my building taking over and me not getting the pictures I wanted. But here you can see where I have added a 1" square tube to the top of the regular feander mounts. And you can see how I have welded the cut seat mount flush with the top of the tubing.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_seatmountweldin.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/seatmountweldin.jpg)
here is a better view of what I have done. You can see at the rear where I added an upright support with same size tubing. Fender will bolt down on top of all this and seat will bolt into the slotted grooves where it gives you the ability to slide the seat forward or backwards the original amount. ALL legal and great for fine tuning the handling of your mower. Fenders will still bolt into the original holes in the running boards giving the appearance they havn't been moved. I will get pictures of this up to show you.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:54:15 pm


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_clampingAxle.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/clampingAxle.jpg)
Since I am getting so much done in a short amount of time I decided before I quit I will mount the front axle beam. I clamp two straight edges to the top of the frame I pull the axle up to it and center it equally side to side and clamp it in place.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_mountingfrontaxlebeam.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/mountingfrontaxlebeam.jpg)
here is another look at it clamp up. I now tack it all in place remove the clamps and weld it up.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_Axlemountedon.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/Axlemountedon.jpg)
front beam welded in place and ready to start front end assembly. Whew I am tired now. Bed time enjoy the pictures and if ya got any questions ask away.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:54:49 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_clutchpedalmounted.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/clutchpedalmounted.jpg)
Ok here is my clutch pedal. I drilled 5/8 holes thru the side of the running board and ran the pedal thru the running board thru the frame. I used a 5/8 i.d Bushing and with it slid on the pedal welded it to the bottom of the running board. This will support it and keep alot of the rattle previous mowers have had due to the sides of the running boards wallering out allowing the pedal to bounce.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_brakepedalmounted.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/brakepedalmounted.jpg)
Here is the brake pedal, I used an arm from an extra steering kit I had for the limkage mount. I slotted the running board so it sticks up thru it on the top side. Notice I don't have the center mount on this pedal. It doesnt recieve all the vibration the clutch pedal gets from the belt. So it isn't needed.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_bothpedalsmounted.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/bothpedalsmounted.jpg)
Here is both pedals mounted as you can see I got ahead of myself in work again instead of picture taking. I will get to everything you see here in up coming pictures.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_Clutcharmrodmnt.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/Clutcharmrodmnt.jpg)
Here is my rod mount for my clutch pedal. I make the arm then weld it to the 5/8 lock collar. I them slip it over the end of the pedal and uuse a bolt instead of the set screw to lock it down. I drill into the pedal and tap it so that I am screwing not only thru the collar but into the pedal also. Makes for a sure tight fit.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_mockingclutchlinkrod.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/mockingclutchlinkrod.jpg)
 Ok to mock up clutch linkage I use a sump pan and crank bolt the pan in place as though its the motor put the crank thru it then slip the motor pulley on. This allows me to put a belt on so that I can't get my clutch pedal in the right palce and make the linkage rod here you see everything in place I marked the rod where to cut. I then cut it and tap both ends for 3/8 right and left hand threads and screw the rods ends into it. All my rods are hollow 1/2 o.d. aluminum stock cut to size. I simply tap it for the 3/8 rods ends.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_clutchhookedup.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/clutchhookedup.jpg)
Here is the cluch assy completed rod in place. Next I will show you how I do the guides for the motor pulley.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:55:32 pm


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_guideplacement.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/guideplacement.jpg)
Ok here is the placement of my front pulley guides. I hold it right up against the pulley without touching it. Tack the flanged nut in place. I do this to all three then remove the bolts and pulley and weld them on solid. This makes for a fast guide removale to change belts quickly if needed.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_frontguideson.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/frontguideson.jpg)
Here you see all three in place. Also you see a idler on the return side. This is more a guide to stop back lash when getting off the throttle at the end of the straights. it isn't tight against the belt you will see what i mean in up coming pics.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_idler.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/idler.jpg)
Here the belt is passing thru the idler. no pressure on it notice the depth of the belt. Now when the next three pics are up look at the depth with pressure on the belt.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_beltplayidler.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/beltplayidler.jpg)
Now notice with my finger slightly pushing on belt it sits deeper. So as you can see it is simply there to keep belt form whipping back and forth. The guide on this pulley is not as the others. I drilled a hole and tapped it for standard thread  and run a flanged nut on a 1/4 inch bolt screw it into the frame and the flange nut is the jam nut to keep it from backing out.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:56:05 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_drivetrain.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/drivetrain.jpg)
Here is the complete belt system done and everything in place.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rearviewcomplete.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rearviewcomplete.jpg)
Here you see how I have added the clutch spring. This spring is the deck belt tension spring. I have a spacer under the cod on the clutch the spring hook on it rod keeps it from slipping off. I then drilled and taped a two 3/8 holes between the rear chain tensioner and side frame rail this allows me two seperate places to adjust clutch srping tension.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_drivetraincompleted.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/drivetraincompleted.jpg)
here is another view of everything from the other end. Now that the drive system is complete I have one more thing to do before going top side and thats assemble the EC front axle. That will be the next picture.



Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:56:57 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_frontendon.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/frontendon.jpg)
Ok here is the front end with all the parts assembled. At this point slip 4 wheels on and I have a rolling chassis. With everything on the bottom done time to flip it over and finish up top side


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_bottomfenndermount.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/bottomfenndermount.jpg)
Ok I have slipped the fenders on to bolt them in place to check rear wheel clearance. and fit. In the up coming pictures you will see a mower can be dropped to 4 inches and clear tires without one cut on the fenders or body work. You see in the above pic the fenders mount on the running boards in the original location.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_fendermounts.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/fendermounts.jpg)
here is a picture of the fender and seat mount looking from the rear and under the fennder. Useing the original mounts I added a 1 inch square tube on top of it to raise the fender 1 inch.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:57:27 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_fenderon.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/fenderon.jpg)
Here you can see the fender mounted and bolted down I used 5/16 button head allen bolts to bolt it down. I had to redrill and tap the holes into the squre tube the fender now sits on. These bolts allow the seat to sit dang near flush on the fender. Also allows the seat to slide back and forth easily on the bolts. As you can see the factory seat mount allows this. Its legal to do. And is a great fine tuning asset in handling.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_wheelclearance.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/wheelclearance.jpg)
With my tallest tire on the mower (turf Masters) you see they fit and still have right at a 1/4 inch clearance. And the chassis is 4-1/8 inch off the ground on the rear. And nothing has been cut.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_sideview.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/sideview.jpg)
Well here is an over viiew of the fenders with tires on and dash slipped in place with seat on top. With this done I can now slip the steering column in set the steering wheel height and finish the steering link to front axle. Dang almost ready to slip a motor on and test it out. Thats all for tonight. Will do more work tomorrow and get more pics. Hope everyone is enjoying this build. A teaser for ya. When this one is done I and my son is going to build another just like it only using a 820 transaxle and jackshaft for the super Stock/imow class. Anyways I am done for now.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:58:30 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_Sterringcolumnin.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/Sterringcolumnin.jpg)
Here you see the steering column in place inside the dash area.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_pitmanarmweldedon.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/pitmanarmweldedon.jpg)
Here is the pitman arm on the end of the shaft The next photo will show you the depth from where it comes thru the frame to the bottom of the frame.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_heghtreferancetobottomofframe.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/heghtreferancetobottomofframe.jpg)
With a striaght edge across the bottom of the frame this give you an idea as to the exact location I have it in. Just for you to know I make my pivot points on the spindle from center of king pin to rod bolt hole 4.5" then on the steering column from center of column to rod bolt hole anywhere from 2 to 2.5" I went 2.5 initially on this one but moved it in a 1/4". Just a bit more detail for you all to digest.



(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_draglinkstop.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/draglinkstop.jpg)
Here you can see how I gauge where to cut the sfaht off at. I leave it long enough it serves as a stop at full right turn. I don't have a stop for left turn I have never went over and The tire hits the grill before it does so it serves as a stop. I don't use that much left turn. Now the right in counter steering yea I sometimes hit full lock.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_overalllook.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/overalllook.jpg)
here is an overall view of my steering set up with the E.C. Axle. I have been using this setup for going on 5 years now. I love it 1/4 maybe a tad more is all you will ever turn the wheel in a race.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_fartherbacklook.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/fartherbacklook.jpg)
here is a better overall view of the steering and front end with tires on it.



Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 04:59:21 pm


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_hoodmountalignment.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/hoodmountalignment.jpg)
Now I am mounting the front grill mounts. I clamp a straight edge to the frame to be sure I am straight with the top of the axle and frame and then use a straight edge to make sure I am not at and off left or right.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_hoodmountalignment-1.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/hoodmountalignment-1.jpg)
See here I am checking to make sure its square to the axle. The hood mount holes are 11.5 inches center to center Frame is 13 wide so I went 3/4 of an inch from the side of frame and drew a line on the axle beam to know where to place the mounts.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_mountsweldedon.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/mountsweldedon.jpg)
Here you see both mount welded on and notice How I have drilled a hole stuck a bolt in and welded the head to the tube. Makes it easyier to remove the hood and grill simply spin the nut off top side don't need two wrenches to do it.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_insidegrillmount.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/insidegrillmount.jpg)
here you can see how it sit right over the bolts To secure it a couple fender washers and flannge nuts and done.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_ontheground.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/ontheground.jpg)
Here is the first view of the rolling chassis with the body work mounted. Using the hood and grill from the 04 chassis was my back up this year.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_frontlook.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/frontlook.jpg)
Here is another view of it. Tomorrow it will come out of the shop for the first time for a better photo and I need to clean up a bit before continuing on with it. Still have to fix the battery mount location  and some tabs welded in dash area for upper grill support location, brakes motor and wiring then body work to paint it.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 05:00:02 pm
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_sidebyside.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/sidebyside.jpg)
First trip out of the shop, thought I would snap a couple pice with the present BP beside it.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_together.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/together.jpg)
heres another shot of them. Now to finish up a couple things (deck) grill support mounts, battery location.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_batterystops.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/batterystops.jpg)
Ok I put my battery behind the steering column under the dash. Here you can see I use 1/4 tubing to keep it located and I will run a aluminum bar across the top it won't move at all when top bar is on.



(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rearofbattery.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rearofbattery.jpg)
Here you see the back of the battery is up against the lip on the sub frame. Just to the right you can see the flangenut that holds the clutch assy.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_batteryunderdash.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/batteryunderdash.jpg)
Here you go the battery with dash on will be pretty concealed when fuel tank is in place.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_bracesupports.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/bracesupports.jpg)
On MTD's without side panels to hold the grill they have two rods that attach to the dash. I weld a 1/4" thick flat bar to the dash support cage So it has something to bolt to besides the plastic dash


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 05:00:42 pm

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_grillsupports.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/grillsupports.jpg)
here are the grill support rods bolted to the dash and bar I weld in I drill and tap for 1/4 threads then simply run a bolt in no nut and makes for quick removal.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_hoodlatch.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/hoodlatch.jpg)
Here I weld a a bolt to the front of the side panel to hold the hood latch.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_bungielatch.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/bungielatch.jpg)
here is the bungies I use to latch the hood cheap a whole bag full at walmart for 3.99 like 20 mix sizes.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_cuttingdeck.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/cuttingdeck.jpg)
Ok one last thing to do and it will be done except the body work and prep for paint. and thats the deck. Above is all I use of the original deck. Rules state you must use original steel deck Well I do but just a little bit of it.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_holdinginplace.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/holdinginplace.jpg)
I hold it up to the running board and mark my line on each end so I know how much to cut off the bottom. I want it the same thickness of my running boards.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_drawingcutline.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/drawingcutline.jpg)
This is a handy tool an aluminum yard stick. Very flexable makes a good straight edge even on rounded surface. I clamp it on one end then hold it on the other and mark it with a sharpie. Then cut the bottom off.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 05:01:18 pm

Here ya go the deck pieces welded in place. Nothing left now but some slight bondo to clean it up and weld the shifter hole closed in the right fender then bondo it then finish the body work paint it and then the wireing and motor. (Another Big INDIAN)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rightdeckwelded.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rightdeckwelded.jpg)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_leftdeckwelded.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/leftdeckwelded.jpg)


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 05:02:34 pm

Well between working on customer mowers and racers, and having a bit of the flu I got out to the shop today and installed the brakes. First picture is the rear brakes with lines attached.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rearbrake.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rearbrake.jpg)

Below is a close up of the Hegar front brakes. The axle is keyed with a 3/16 key and has 2 set screws to keep it tight. Never had any trouble with these brakes.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_frontbrakes.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/frontbrakes.jpg)

Below you see both front brakes on. Next I will post the running of the front brake lines. I did something a little different there.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_frtbrakeassy.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/frtbrakeassy.jpg)


Ok many of the MTD fenders have cut outs on the left side that allow the lines to go between the fenders and frame. Very nice fit and makes less work.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_linesthrufender.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/linesthrufender.jpg)

Ok here is where I stepped outside the box.. I bought some brake tubing from napa and ran the nylon brake tubing inside it. Keeps it from vibrating and gives it a cleaner look. Also some extra protection. I run this one down because the headers will be right there and this keeps it off the headers.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_linetuberight.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/linetuberight.jpg)

It also runs up and inside the frame around to the right side behind the steering column infront of the battery. Again extra protection of the lines.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_linetubeinside.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/linetubeinside.jpg)

Here it is a simple run right down the right side right on top of the chassis. No headers here to dodge or get around.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_linetubeleft.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/linetubeleft.jpg)

Ok here you can see an aluminum plate. I used this as a back plate for the master cylinders to give them support so it doesnt flex the side panel. Also where the front brak lines go thru the side panel I used a rubber grommet to keep them safe.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_backplateandgrommethole.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/backplateandgrommethole.jpg)

Here are the master cylinders mounted and the all lines attached.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_mastercylinderandbias.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/mastercylinderandbias.jpg)


Here is my mechaincal brake bias. Very simple setup and I am going to make it adjustable on the fly from the dash. That will come later. It adjust from front to back.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_mechanicalbias.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/mechanicalbias.jpg)



Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 05:03:34 pm


What kind of engine you gonna run on this new mower?  Another Indian?




Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 05:03:58 pm
No not just another Indain Thats on last years chassis now. I will use THE INDIAN. ;D This will be my primary 07 chassis.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 05:04:30 pm

You can send me your other one ;).  No one here runs Indians.  Might drum you up alot of business. 


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 23, 2006, 05:04:57 pm
I would but it already went to Alabama last week. I am letting a friend here run it in our local races.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on December 27, 2006, 10:17:03 pm
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_brontbrakeshims.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/brontbrakeshims.jpg)

Ok a couple things in this picture you should notice. the first notice the corner how I have taken a 4"grinder with a flap disk and rounded the corner. And also the shims between the actual wheel hub and the brake caliper assy. This is some times required because the caliper will just run the back of some rims. Note you cannot use a rim with more than 2.5 back spacing. True Roll rims do not hit. The ones I have are Circle/Van-k and I believe they have been bought out again by another company.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_diskonslidepins.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/diskonslidepins.jpg)

Here you see the rotor and the pins/dowels it floats on. When shimming between hub and caliper be sure you do not shim so much the rotor will float off the pins. This could result in a nasty ride at the end of the straight.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_mphsensormount.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/mphsensormount.jpg)

Here is an up close look at the mounting I make for the mph sensor which connects to my Digatron Tach. It is a magnetic type switch and trips everytime one of the dowles the rotor floats on passes by them.


(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_Batteryholddownandwirecover.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/Batteryholddownandwirecover.jpg)

Above you can see the new battery in place. I have some scrap aluminum angle pieces that I used to make the hold down. it goes over the rear top corner of the battery and as tighten it pulls down and forward locking battery in place. Also notice the rubber cover over the postive terminal. A serious must do.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_Batteryinandwired.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/Batteryinandwired.jpg)


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on January 05, 2007, 07:21:29 pm
WELL, its official I am no longer sponsored by Diesel Power SO the new 07 colors will be RED. Sponsored by E.C.Distributing.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on February 17, 2007, 09:02:35 pm
Well I have a monster truck show to do next weekend. Time has gotten away from me as usual. I have to strip the mower and get it painted. 23 degrees outside and snowing. But can't let thet stop me.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_snowing.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/snowing.jpg)

Look here at the sidepanel of the frame. As you can see I have started stripping it all down for paint. Sheet metal is already in the shop (10x10) sanded primed sanded again and painted, as you will see in upcoming pictures. Anyways to slick up the look of the chassis and give more decal room, I had some Thin aluminum panels made that I pop rivet on to cover all the holes. The panels are nothing more than race car sheet metal. You can get it in all colors but the black was free. So I took it.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_sidepanel.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/sidepanel.jpg)

Here is the sheetmetal/body work. Its all painted up in the new colors. E.C.Distributing RED. I actually like it better than the blue. My daughter is heart broken. She is so emotional for a 9 year old. Everytime she see's the new color or it's mentioned she sulk's up and cry's. She know's she won't see her friends on the US circut no more unless they come to one of our races. That is what sucks of this all more than anything. Anyways enough of that. The frame is now in the shop as I type primed. Tomorrow I hope to have it sanded and the color sprayed before the big Race. Will just have to see. Then Monday I will start assembly.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_sheetmetalpainted.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/sheetmetalpainted.jpg)




Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on February 18, 2007, 09:54:46 am
Well the frame was painted this morning about 8am. Had to get up early to get er done. I didn't want to miss the big race (Daytona 500). I will get pictures up later. Tomorrow night I will start reassembly of the mower. And hopefully get a couple pictures of the finished mower up before we head off to the monster truck show in Mississippi. MOW later.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on February 18, 2007, 10:52:34 pm
well heres the frame painted. Primed it last night and had her painted by 10 this morning. Went out after the Daytona 500 and started reassembly.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_framepainted.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/framepainted.jpg)

As you can see I have started putting it together
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_assemblystarted.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/assemblystarted.jpg)

Here the rear axle is back in I did a bit of modifing on the weldments anyone notice the difference.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rearaxlein-1.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rearaxlein-1.jpg)

Here is the rear brake assembly mow later.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_rearbrakeon.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/rearbrakeon.jpg)


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on February 20, 2007, 11:31:09 pm
Well this was midnight Monday Night. The rear half completly done. Brakes back on and bled, Even got my famous brake lights on and wired and working. Gotta have the brake lights its my signature.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_halfwaythere.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/halfwaythere.jpg)

Tuesday evening, Ok gone as far as I can in the shop. Its short sleeves again believe it or not. Back out on the lift. Motor on tranny in clutch on drive is complete. Just gotta add the chain and exhaust then hood and grill. OH notice all the BILLET. Part of mt sponosrship. E.C.Distributing. I am running the 8" and 5" billet pulley's we make and the billet clutch assy. Tranny plate chain tensioner and front axle assy.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_somenewgoodies.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/somenewgoodies.jpg)

Well here is what you all have been looking for 10pm at night after a few laps in the front yard. Yup I got street lights out here in the country and can ride at night. And no close neibhors. The first look at the newly painted 07 EC Distributing, Bertrand Hydraulics, Digatron, Precsion cams, ARC Racing, herrin Motor Sports Chassis and engines Amsoil, SUPER SPORTSMAN. Sorry I sounded like a commerciial. I couldn't resist it.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_firstpicture.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/firstpicture.jpg)

Here is another look. I havn't put the lense in yet because I havn't figured out what color I am gonna paint it. SILVER or BLACK or maybe even yellow A yellow number same as on the hood and another sponsor logo yellow and white will be on it. Your thoughts. I will take it to work tomorrow and make a new shifter my welder finally died (wore out) and put a transmission/:censored: cover on, make a chain gaurd. And she will be done. This is chassis no.7 by the way.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_2ndpicture.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/2ndpicture.jpg)


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: rebelracing16 on February 21, 2007, 08:12:16 am
Mower looks awesome! But for another nichel it would have been red. Billit pulleys on bottom should be smooth.Decals show up real good. When you said you was going for a change or something different this should do it. Can't wait to see it on the track in action!!!! Looking forward to the weekend!!!


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on May 25, 2007, 12:53:11 pm
Here are a couple shot of the beast in action. I love this first one sideways and toting the front tires
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_LawnMowerRacing5-12-07864.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/LawnMowerRacing5-12-07864.jpg)


Here is another sideways and diggin hard. This thing is simply a brute off the corners.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/th_LawnMowerRacing5-12-07752.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/GeorgeHerrin/LawnMowerRacing5-12-07752.jpg)


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: rebelracing16 on May 25, 2007, 02:07:43 pm
I like the first picture it shows more except the hand isn't up, but all in all it is a good action picture.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: mowcephus on May 25, 2007, 03:35:07 pm
I'm still looking for the cape!!


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: birdman_express on May 25, 2007, 05:51:26 pm
this one?


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: mowcephus on May 25, 2007, 07:08:34 pm
Yeah now that's more like it.  The red cape just matches his new mower better :)


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: mowcephus on May 27, 2007, 02:24:21 pm
Hey George didn't you say on another forum that the guy behind you in the last photo is running a single cylinder flatty and keeping up with the v-twins?  I need some of that motor!!!  I guess it's top secret though.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on May 27, 2007, 05:31:46 pm
If you wanna pay the big bucks you can own one just like it. Ain't nothing that secret.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: mowcephus on May 27, 2007, 07:00:45 pm
Is that the one you told me about a while back ya'll was building at EC?


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on May 27, 2007, 09:39:12 pm
yup the carb on it is 1000.00 alone. Its a wicked motor.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: shrek on May 27, 2007, 10:28:12 pm
 :o


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: johnboy on May 28, 2007, 06:51:45 am
yup the carb on it is 1000.00 alone. Its a wicked motor.
yup the carb on it is 1000.00 alone. Its a wicked motor.
                                                                                              AND THATS A FACT !!  ;D  IT RAN LIKE A SCARED KID ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT   johnboy


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on May 28, 2007, 07:05:12 am
Yea shame the driver didn't hold out like the motor did. I wasn't used to that mower and I wasn't comfortable on it and had to hold on with just the arms the seat brace didn't do anything to help my big but. For 20 laps I give it heck. But was basically wore out after 25. To run it that hard for 40 was impossible for this ole fat guy.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: mowcephus on May 28, 2007, 07:33:44 pm
Bring it on out and drop it off here on your way to Wilson this weekend and I'll give it a run this Saturday  :o


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: George Herrin on May 29, 2007, 06:17:48 am
Now you know I cannot do that!!!!! Nice try though.


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: mowcephus on May 29, 2007, 07:44:14 pm
it was worth a try :)


Title: Re: Arma and US legal Prepared chassis build
Post by: rebelracing16 on May 29, 2007, 10:14:53 pm
George needed that S on his chest Saturday to run them (3) 40 lap features, but he held thru OK.Go super George!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!