I have a 72 chevy 4 bolt main 450 hp engine and a 61 cub cadet i want to put my 350 in the cub, i have already streched the frame. I was wondering if the front end is strong enough or if i need to change it?
Re: V8 cub cadet in reply to Hiposbcman , 03-03-2007 08:53:02
I built a V8 350 Chevy garden tractor and used a stock 16hp Sears front axle. I used a rack and pinion from a Geo Metro and it steers like power steering. I built it about 7 years ago and take it to cruises about every Saturday. I can show you pictures if interested. My email is email@example.com
Re: V8 cub cadet in reply to RN, 03-04-2007 00:49:30
I don't see the "And the transmission would last maybe 10 feet?" as a "chuckle". I am a retired mechanical engineer and I know that with the right gear reduction the cub tranny will hold. All I care about is the front end.
Re: V8 cub cadet in reply to Hiposbcman , 03-04-2007 09:24:49
There are a few articles out there about modifying the Cub Cadet front end for use with a Johnson Workhorse loader, so apparently the stock front end is kind of puny. The basic approach is to weld on some 1 inch axles with tapered bearings like a car and use a matching five-bolt hub. All available from Northern Tool.
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