Nice looking articulated tractor. It is neat to see the custom built. Thanks for sharing.
I Finally Have One, T75!
Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:21 AM
Posted January 01, 2013 - 09:39 AM
I rebuilt the carb yesterday and was able to paint some of the engine parts as well.
Posted January 01, 2013 - 11:45 PM
Posted January 02, 2013 - 08:10 AM
Wow that looks very nice. You do great work.
Posted January 02, 2013 - 08:35 AM
Posted January 02, 2013 - 02:14 PM
Looking forward to seeing it all done!
Posted January 06, 2013 - 10:54 AM
Its a bit cold but I want to get engine back in to tractor to see how
it runs. No heat in the garage so hands got cold. Here are
a few pictures with engine going back in.
Edited by fxrs55, January 06, 2013 - 10:59 AM.
Posted January 06, 2013 - 11:02 AM
Posted January 06, 2013 - 01:52 PM
Posted January 08, 2013 - 10:49 PM
That is a really good job on the engine paint. Yeah, a steel strap from one of the engine head bolts to the pipe (welded on) could pay for itself in time.
Posted January 10, 2013 - 05:58 AM
Well yesterday was start up day. I had assembled enough to test
engine before bolting everything on. A few cranks and she
started right up. Need to adjust carb and after a few minutes
engine smoothed out and I let it idle to warm it up.
I brought throttle up and adjusted the high speed.
I left it run just off idle for about 5 minutes while I
checked for leaks. Put throttle back to idle and shut
engine off. I checked again for leaks and or loose
stuff. I started engine again and it fired right up and
idled great. anyway after a few more shut offs and
restarts engine loses spark. I have torn down
to the new points I put in while I had it apart for rebuild
and painting. Thats where I am for now. Oh, new paint
comes of bolts when applying a wrench. ( duh )
And like I tell my wife when something happens
" It is what it is "
Edited by fxrs55, January 10, 2013 - 06:00 AM.
Posted January 10, 2013 - 07:16 PM
I'd be suspicious of the switch and its wiring. Good Luck. You're doing a beautiful job.
Posted January 13, 2013 - 09:02 PM
Well Saturday I was able to work on the panzer some more.
I put the old points and condenser back in and put the flywheel
back on and snugged the bolt enough that I could spin
engine by hand. I could not see a spark because I
left my close up glasses in the house and I was getting
impatient so I grabbed the plug wire and gave the dang
gone thing a good spin and woo hoo good spark!
I pulled the flywheel back off and checked to be sure
all the bolts were tight and to put points cover back on.
I reassembled all the other parts I had removed to
get to the points and made sure everything was tight.
Time to start her up, I'm holding the gas tank
on the grill and hit the starter and weeeooo she purrs
real smooth. After all that I could now put the steering
wheel back on along with the hood. I was going to
paint the grill while I had the hood and steering wheel
off but I have been using dictator for lifes side of the garage
and with my luck it would snow and her car would be covered
and be in the way for me to clear the driveway. Anyway with
that said I didn't paint the grill for now which is fine because
I have been painting the tractor a little at a time as I go. I'm
not restoring this tractor I'm preserving it so I can have fun
with it. I have a stock muffler screwed into the stack I
made but it is still loud. It actually has a bit of a bark to it.
I machined about .010 off of the head which would
raise the compression some and I did do some porting
the both intake and the exhaust ports so maybe its making
a little more power which would explain the raspier exhaust sound.
Oh, as for the closeup glasses I have a few pair of reading
glasses of different magnification and the +2.75's are
what I call my closeup glasses. I wanted to check the output
of the generater while engine was running and at 1/4 throttle
the output was 13.9 volts.
Today I was able to take the panzer out for a test drive
and I even mowed the brown grass in my back yard.
That dang thing is just a boat load o fun. Here are a few pictures.
Edited by fxrs55, January 13, 2013 - 09:08 PM.
Posted January 13, 2013 - 09:16 PM
A few more pictures and I'll keep the text short
Edited by fxrs55, January 13, 2013 - 09:22 PM.
Posted January 14, 2013 - 10:38 PM