2000 Posts and climbing!!!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Completely new to pulling, need advice.
I already posted in the Cub forum but didn't get too much feedback so I decided to post here. I recently picked up a (fairly) complete Cub Cadet 582 for $10.00 from a friend of mine who is a disabled veteran, (I do a-lot of free work for him, only seems right, so he sold it to me for what he had in it, (gas, picked it up off the side of the road)). It has the cast iron creeper gear trans and most of a 16 HP Briggs opposed twin, (missing the intake manifold, carb, and air cleaner assembly). As I was looking at it all I could think was PULLER! I talked to another forum member with prior experience and he told me i needed to strengthen the clutch with a stronger spring and triple wrapped roll pins, need to build a center support bearing for the drive shaft, need belly weight, front weight, loaded tires, wheel weights, a wheelie bar, and a helmet. Pretty much decided not to even mess with the Briggs opposed twin, yank it and drop in a 20 HP Onan with shaved heads turning around 3800 RPM's as soon as I can find a suitable donor engine. I do not want a serious pro stock machine, and will still use the cub for yard tug duty, possibly even mow with it. I want to stay more in a stock/light modified class. Most everyone seems to agree on 26X12X12 tires and Hugh SS/16 was kind enough to send me a link to a really affordable set, but I read somewhere that a tire that big puts you directly into a more serious class. I was thinking maybe a set of 23X9.50X12 or 23X10.50X12 might be a better choice. I know, I need to get in contact with the local club and find out exactly what their rules are but I am just looking for general advice. Any information would be greatly appreciated.