Slicks Garage "World's Fastest Lawnmower"!
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Here is Slick, the owner of the 13,000 sq. ft. "Slicks Garage" in
Palmetto,FL. and co-star of the Discovery Channel's newest hit automotive
show "Highway To Sell", doing a burnout on his "World's Fastest Lawnmower"
during the garage's monthly event, "First Fridays on Fifth". Held the 1st
Friday of each month at Slicks Garage, 923 5th St. W. Palmetto,FL.. This
was from August 2010. Original content owned by me.
Small Block Tractor Test Run
This is a short hastily throw together video of me trying out my sister's
pulling tractor. There is something I should make clear before it is asked:
1) Yes I am wearing Crocs.
2) It was laundry day, I don't normally ride around in over sized sweat
pants, tee shirt, and some Crocs.
3) I don't care what you think about Crocs.
Cub Cadet V8 Trophy.Winner
Paul Jones dropped an alcohol-fuel Ford 351 Cleveland V8 running 15:1 CR
into his Cub Cadet riding mower. And why not? It fits, doesn't it? Built
for pulling contests, but also handy when you need the lawn done and you
don't have a lot of time. Just listen to that thing bark. Recorded at the
Genesee Valley Antique Auto Club show on Aug 1, 2010 on the grounds of the
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Pulley Swap Speed Test - Hot Rod Lawn Tractor - Racing Lawn Mower
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I managed to get the pulley swap done yesterday and we took it out for a
little test drive. I decided to leave the engine pulley stock and just swap
the transaxle pulley. So, I switched the transaxle pulley from a 9 inch
diameter pulley to a 2.5 inch pulley. Then I took up the slack in the old
belt, to figure out what length the new belt should be. It turned out that
a deck belt from a 40" Murray works just fine. We still have some
carburetor issues to address before we'll be getting the maximum
performance out of it. I also have some modifications that I'm going to
make to the spindles and front end. I hope you find this racing mower
project interesting...thanks for watching!
Honda Mean Mower vs BTCC Honda Civic
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Reigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden will be
aiming to keep off the grass when he heads to Silverstone for the final
round of this year's series on 13 October. But he took time out from his
preparations to have a bit of fun, lining up on the grid with three-time
champ and team-mate Matt Neal on a special mower created by their Team
The Mean Mower is a bit different to Gordon and Matt's Honda Yuasa Racing
Civics. It's based on a Honda HF2620 lawn tractor, but the regular 20bhp
614cc V-twin engine has made way for a 1,000cc V-Twin from a Honda
Firestorm motorbike. This delivers 110bhp, and gives a power-to-weight
ratio of 520bhp per tonne -- enabling the mower to do 0-60mph in under four
seconds and hit 130mph.
To cope with this huge pace, the regular mower chassis has been replaced
with a chromoly spaceframe. Suspension and wheels from an ATV help Boost the handling, plus there's a
body-hugging racing seat and Alcantara steering wheel with buttons for the
sequential gearbox. This drives the rear wheels via a chain to a rear axle
sourced from a go-kart. Yet this amazing machine can still cut grass.
The steel cutting bed is replaced by a lighter fibreglass version, and
isn't connected to the petrol engine. Instead, two electric motors spin a
3mm wire cable at 4,000rpm -- proper blades could be a bit dangerous at
100mph. The Mean Mower is similar in concept to a Yuasa Racing Civic, which
is taken off the production line in Swindon, Wilts, and heavily modified.
While the chassis and body are retained, the interior is stripped out and a
roll cage fitted. New front and rear sub-frames are installed, as are
racing-spec suspension and brakes. And while the 2.0-litre engine uses the
same block as the old Civic Type R, a turbocharger is added and most of the internals
are changed. Total output is around 330bhp, which allows the Yuasa Civic to
do up to 160mph.
But how would the BTCC racer compare with the Mean Mower on a lap of
Rockingham's National Circuit in Northants? The track is 1.7 miles long,
has a range of corners and plenty of grass that could do with a trim...
"The only way the mower could win round here is to literally cut corners,"
said Matt. "But if it doesn't, it has no chance. In fact, I reckon I could
give it a 40-second head start and still cross the finish line first."
Was Neal right to be so confident? The way the mower stumbled off the
starting line suggested so. Its tall first gear makes for lazy getaways --
be too aggressive and the engine will stall. But once moving, the Mean
Mower soon gets into its stride. In a straight line, it's quite impressive
-- but the narrow track makes it tricky through corners.
Still, after 40 seconds, the mower had completed over a third of a lap --
leaving the car with plenty of catching up to do. In fact, the Civic didn't
have the mower in its sights until it rounded the penultimate corner. This
was going to be close. As the BTCC racer entered the final hairpin, the
Mean Mower was exiting it and heading down the home straight -- just a few
hundred metres from victory.
But the distance to the finish line proved just enough for the Civic to
close the gap. In the end it pipped the mower at the post, by the narrowest
of margins. We checked the stopwatch: the BTCC car had taken one minute
18.2 seconds to do a standing-start lap. The mower completed it in one
minute 59 seconds -- a difference of 40.8 seconds. We know who won the
moral victory, though, as the Civic can't trim your grass! Little wonder
that these Honda stars are keen to be handed the Mean Mower to cut some
blades of glory in their gardens during the close season.
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