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Posted December 30, 2011 - 06:09 AM

Great job !!! You do nice work , Al
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Posted December 30, 2011 - 09:56 AM

Wow! ur making me wanta rebuild mine.
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Posted December 30, 2011 - 12:54 PM

Well, I got called in for work late last night and should have slept in, but was excited about finishing it so.... I did that. Picture time! Knew that this opportunity would never come again so I got it outside and got a ton of pics. Once April and the grass comes, I'm going to pull that pto control on the mower and it'll never look this way again. But that's what it was bought to do. Couple of problems. They were even of the scary variety. So much paint that the engine key box wasn't grounded so it wouldn't shut off. Fixed that. The new front end also doesn't limit the steering correctly... so it got caught in a very tight right hand turn when I tested it out on the street. That's an easy fix with just welding a tab on the steering arms down at the spindles... but that will be another day. I took a video and was going to put it on youtube with a link for you guys - my point was to show how good it sounds with the harley muffler. But I was mistaken on which camera had bad audio so it sounded terrible anyway... Camera's fault. Sounded like the wind blowing. Anyway... I put these in my gallery as well.

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Put the plow back on this afternoon and put it back in its corner to wait on snow!

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 06:23 PM

Actually the blackberry doesn't do bad audio... Video sucks... But I love the gx390 through the Harley exhaust.
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Posted December 30, 2011 - 06:59 PM

Dean, I have to say that you did an awesome job on the resto-rod of the FrankenPanzer. It looks great, and in a minute I will view the videos to hear how it sounds. Thanks for sharing it.

Sounds awesome Dean!

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 12:27 PM

wow sounds realy good with the harley muffler on it.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 12:59 PM

Very nice. For most jobs you likely won't need to rev that engine up all the way. Sounds especially nice when idling.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 07:22 PM

That is one beautiful Panzer, very nicely done

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Thanks everyone!
Time to take a break from any heavy tractor building to some other projects around the home... I still have to wire the lights and fix my steering stops, but can do that at odd hours whenever. They're calling for snow this week... Wonder if this will be the week I find out what the snow blade can do. I have the feeling that the springs on the plow "trip" or whatever it should be called are a little light. but wanted to find out first before cutting them down tighter. I can always use black bungies to reinforce them temporarily in a pinch...

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 12:19 PM

I pray that this snow sticks. I wanta get the murray out to plow

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 01:35 PM

I pray that this snow sticks. I wanta get the murray out to plow


Unless it's a real big snow, I'd like to try out the 1962 Toro Snow Hound.... Little 20 inch deal. Haven't used that yet, either. The nice part about the snow hound is that i can lay the handle way back and stick it in the truck to take it to the in-laws.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 01:39 PM

I pray that this snow sticks. I wanta get the murray out to plow


I have to work tomorrow. It can all melt by 8AM for all I care, won't be able to play in it anyways. :(

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 02:54 PM

I have to work tomorrow. It can all melt by 8AM for all I care, won't be able to play in it anyways. :(


yea I got school tomorrow. But it would be awsome to have a delay.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 09:21 AM

Yeah, couple of folks asked about the headlights. Just drilled the hole and installed these.... no magic.

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Posted January 10, 2012 - 01:29 PM

I did decide to put this in just one tractor show while the paint is just dried and before making the grass clippings fly. This one for Chambersburg looked interesting in that it was going to feature Panzers and it was real early in the year.
Guess I can use the push mower for just one month of grass season this year...
Here's the link: Tractor Show - C.V. Antique Engine & Machinery .
Just talked to the panzer coordinator this morning. I'm going to do a drop the tractor on Saturday morning. Not sure when, but I'm going to go with the wife to see some things and visit some old friends from when I lived in Lititz, PA. Could be Saturday or Sunday - not sure yet. Will leave plenty of time to see all the cool displays and talk to folks who bring their stuff.
Then I come home and pull that pto lever and all those nice new white parts get stained green and brown forever.

Hope to see some of you there.
(not sure why it says 'Chambersburg' twice in my post. It's only in there once when I edit it)




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