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Old 06-24-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Picked up a new project, Arctic Cat Grass Cat Lawn Mower

Well Ive always wanted one and I finally found one, so I picked up the remains of this old grass cat from for $30 from a friend of mine who planned on restoring it but decided to do something bigger and better instead. its in pretty tough shape but its all strait, the motor isnt the right motor and its locked up, the deck is missing, tires are junk, steering is siezed, its missing a piece of sheet metal that goes over the shifter area between your legs, someone painted it green instead of the original old arctic cat purple/lavender. but I have access to a few motors, some are about the same hp range as the original 8hp, but then I got to thinking, being its in this shape I could go bigger, so I have access to a 20hp twin briggs that will just fit so I may go that rout. I know someone makes decals for these, ive seen some restored on the internet but Im not sure where to go, It will get painted the original color, Im looking for some AG style rear tires for it, probably make a piece of sheet metal that goes over the shifter area, steering should be easily freed up, if I feel I want to put a deck on Ill retro fit a deck from a different mower. But here it is thought I would share my finding and my new project.
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That is going to be quite the project. Get it done by the end of July and head up to TRF.

I did not know they made lawn mowers.
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Friend of mine's family had one when we were kids. Theirs was lavender.
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That is going to be quite the project. Get it done by the end of July and head up to TRF.

I did not know they made lawn mowers.
They also made little mini-bikes. A buddy of mine in highschool had an old one lying around. He brought it to Sport Wheels but they didn't want to buy it. I think he ended up selling it to some guy in the parking lot for 20 bucks.

OP...You should put the bigger engine in it and then forget about the deck, set it up to race the Sta-Bil series lawn mower races....
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