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#136 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:21 AM

Nice looking articulated tractor. It is neat to see the custom built. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 09:39 AM

I rebuilt the carb yesterday and was able to paint some of the engine parts as well.

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Some more pictures. ready to install in tractor

and see how it works.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 08:10 AM

Wow that looks very nice. You do great work.



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 08:35 AM

lookin great



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 02:14 PM

Looking forward to seeing it all done!



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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.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 11:02 AM

here are a few shots of the new exhaust.

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 01:52 PM

Very nice. Are you going to add a support bracket? Would suck to hit a low branch and take it right off. Posted from my Samsung Galaxy S III 32gb via tapatalk 2.

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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.



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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.


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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.



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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.

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 09:16 PM

A few more pictures and I'll keep the text short

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Here are a few more pictures taken in my back yard

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