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  1. Non Road Going Vehicles
    I've been collecting parts for about a year and am finally ready to start building. Donor mowers: Snapper SPX 2242 (Pretty standard MTD hydrostatic riding mower from 2015-ish) 3 Ryobi 40V Brushless Push Mowers (2x RY401011 and 1 self-propelled RY401012) The plan: My father-in-law acquired the...
  2. Non Road Going Vehicles
    charginghorse.blogspot.com With rising gas prices and the need for a backup mower I decided to find a mower for conversion. I found this not too far from me with a blown engine. I checked engine when I got home and indeed it was severely damaged internally. I disassembled for access to the...
  3. Technical Discussion
    Hello everyone! Long, long time reader, first time poster. I thought my first post would have been concerning a car conversion but it looks like my first conversion is going to be a riding mower. All that said, here we go: I received a free Craftsman 50" hydrostat mower in non-running...
  4. Electric Motors
    Hey guys, Running into several math problems, with the biggest being financially oriented. I have a 20 year old Toro Zero Turn mower whose HydroStatic unit finally went out ($700 to replace) and the 24hp ICE has been giving me minor issues as well, so what better time to look into my first...
  5. Non Road Going Vehicles
    So, it's not a car or bike, but my old rear-engine riding mower seems like a good project to start getting my feet wet in the EV area. And it'd potentially be useful. At least, that's what I'm telling the wife. ;) I've done pretty much everything with gas engine'd vehicles, rebuilding...
  6. Non Road Going Vehicles
    Hi, I'm hoping to get some help planning a rider mower conversion. I come from a family of mechanics, and I have restored a couple mustangs and finished up the restoration on a 68 Corvette. I rewired my vintage Airstream trailer when I restored it, and my husband and I did the wiring for our...
  7. Non Road Going Vehicles
    Hey Gang, I hope all is well today. I was presently surprised before I left work today. UPS showed up with the electric motor I am going to install on an old riding Mower. It is a CLUB CAR 48 volt piece. Click linl to see auction of another motor...
  8. Non Road Going Vehicles
    I know it has four wheels but... Starting out small here on a automobile conversion later in the year. My practice vehicle is a Riding Mower with blown engine. I have ordered the motor (48 volt golf cart motor) on e-bay for $125.00 I have allready stripped the mower and have installed the...
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