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Hello all! Figured I'd post some pics of the gator project. Got the TS for 500 bucks off a buddy. Had a bad B&S 1450 series. I figured it would be a pretty straight forward swap, not knowing much about the gators, boy was I wrong! Anyways, here are some pics of where I'm currently at with it. As of now it's not looking to pretty because I'm just trying to get it running to use it for work, over the winter I'll give it a nice over haul and paint job.

List of mods:

CVTech series 06 clutch
Larger jet #42 and air filter with adapter
Rebuilt driven clutch
Fabricated throttle assembly, bracing, rewelded exhaust
New honda 10 amp charge coil
Factory harness connectors
New lift actuator and relays
New pulse pump
6061 aluminum spacer for driven clutch

And couple small things I probably forgot about.

The motor is the predator 13hp 420cc.

Feel free to give some insight bad or good! Thanks!
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טי️×Â� ×™️רוש️למי️;95075 said:
As a jd mech id say rather you than me.

and thats coming from the same guy who is putting a 50hp engine in the same machine.

Is it worth the cost for a predator swap?
So you definitely know the pain lol. I got the motor for 300. Definitely a huge difference from the 10hp Kawasaki or 11hp B&S. Over all I've got about 1500 into it. So 2k altogether. Cant even touch one for that price in CT. It's crazy.

What kind of motor did you drop in yours?? Did you get a new trans in it?
 

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טי️×ÂÂ� ×™️רוש️למי️;95075 said:
As a jd mech id say rather you than me.

and thats coming from the same guy who is putting a 50hp engine in the same machine.

Is it worth the cost for a predator swap?
So you definitely know the pain lol. I got the motor for 300. Definitely a huge difference from the 10hp Kawasaki or 11hp B&S. Over all I've got about 1500 into it. So 2k altogether. Cant even touch one for that price in CT. It's crazy.

What kind of motor did you drop in yours?? Did you get a new trans in it?
Sounds good.

You can find my gator here, but its not going to be finished anytime soon.
Lots of little bits and bobs i have to order from ebay which tend to hold up my progress
Project 2x4 madness https://www.gatorforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14157
 

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טי️×Â� ×™️רוש️למי️;95117 said:
טי️×ÂÂÂ� ×™️רוש️למי️;95075 said:
As a jd mech id say rather you than me.

and thats coming from the same guy who is putting a 50hp engine in the same machine.

Is it worth the cost for a predator swap?
So you definitely know the pain lol. I got the motor for 300. Definitely a huge difference from the 10hp Kawasaki or 11hp B&S. Over all I've got about 1500 into it. So 2k altogether. Cant even touch one for that price in CT. It's crazy.

What kind of motor did you drop in yours?? Did you get a new trans in it?
Sounds good.

You can find my gator here, but its not going to be finished anytime soon.
Lots of little bits and bobs i have to order from ebay which tend to hold up my progress
Project 2x4 madness https://www.gatorforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14157

Wow man!! That's coming out awesome so far! Cant wait to see it ripping around. Great job on the build so far.
 
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