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#16 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 09:04 AM

Welcome! Great looking GT! A little soap and water and you will have a working show piece. That looks to be in great shape and neat that it runs so good while working for you!


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Posted June 14, 2012 - 12:06 PM

Very nice find. You're right in that it's not the original engine, but you may be better off with a re-power than the original if you're going to work it. The engines of the 80s had a lot going for them over thoses of the 60s.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 08:34 PM

I did some cleaning and I made a new adjuster bracket for the generator. I also did
a little rerouting of the wiring. I had to realign the drive pulleys. The engine pulley
was to far on to the crankshaft and was out of alignment with the drive pulley.
I also adjusted the the drive belt. Needed to increase the tension on the choke/
throttle levers with a little snug of the nut/bolt that holds the levers together.
I changed the engine oil and lubed some of the grease fittings before
my grease gun was empty and no new grease cartridges to finish that job.
I then installed the new battery and it started right up. I did need to
adjust the carb. I then hooked up the cart and hauled a few loads of
dirt. The 7 hp Pennsylvania hauls that loaded cart way better than the
25hp Cub in the picture. Here are a few pics of the 3 tractors I own.
The craftsman I bought new in 1993 and it is very good hauling
the cart and pushing the dozer blade and snowblowing.
The cub I bought from a co-worker for $50 after he ran it low on
oil and snapped both rods. I was able to replace the rods and some
new gaskets and seals for $130 and sofar it runs fine. It does mow
very well but over all the whole tractor is flimsy and a light weight.
Now my panzer is great, I get a big kick out of it. I was lucky to get it
and as simple as it is it also is an ingenious design and a work of art.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 08:48 PM

My hat is off to you sir. Anyone who is ready to give his Harley the boot to make room for his Panzer is a true GT fanatic! :thumbs: You sir have it bad! :bigrofl: That is a sweet Panzer. Congratulations! :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 10:18 PM

I'd never part with my HD for any GT, but those look like well cared for machines. The Panzer is in especially good condition.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 11:25 AM

Wow! Now that is one fine piece of machinery there. :)

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 10:21 PM

I spoke with Jim at Dandy sales tuesday night about a new motor plate and a few other items
I would like to address. What a nice and helpful fellow. I find it fascinating that he had the forsight
to buy all the parts, blue prints,tooling, dies and so on from the last company to own
pennsylvania lawnmower company. Can you imagine having all of thoses spare parts.
I would love to look at the blue prints. I work as a machinist and looking at old blue prints
is interesting. Back in thoses days blue prints where actually blue as compared to todays
prints which are for the most part black and white.
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 06:10 AM

I spoke with Jim at Dandy sales tuesday night about a new motor plate and a few other items
I would like to address. What a nice and helpful fellow. I find it fascinating that he had the forsight
to buy all the parts, blue prints,tooling, dies and so on from the last company to own
pennsylvania lawnmower company. Can you imagine having all of thoses spare parts.
I would love to look at the blue prints. I work as a machinist and looking at old blue prints
is interesting. Back in thoses days blue prints where actually blue as compared to todays
prints which are for the most part black and white.


Ooops, I forgot to mention Jim at Dandy Sales when I mentioned posting a classified. He is top notch and an excellent source of Panzer parts and knowledge, as you found out. Congratulations on putting it to work already, its looks even better working! Their straight-forward construction, operation, and classic looks are definitely a winner. Now as to giving the boot to the Harley to make room...Hmmmmm....What about an additional storage building, you are obviously hooked and gonna need space anyway :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 06:34 AM

I have been dealing with Dandy Sales over email getting price/available. While a bit slow this way.. they always come through with the information I need. Just gotta get enough together to place the order.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 07:09 AM

Fantastic looking tractor and good news it's coming around for you.

Thanks for the updates and the pics.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 07:21 AM

fxrs55,

Any way you could snap me a picture of the connection point between the lift lever and the mowing deck? Would be much appreciated!

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 04:56 AM

fxrs55,

Any way you could snap me a picture of the connection point between the lift lever and the mowing deck? Would be much appreciated!


I will get some pictures this weekend.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 01:09 PM

fxrs55,

Any way you could snap me a picture of the connection point between the lift lever and the mowing deck? Would be much appreciated!


Here are a Few pictures of lift. As far as I know this is orginal.
The name of each picture is its location that I took picture from.
The name will appear when you cursor over the picture but don't click on it yet.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 03:41 PM

These pictures rock. Thanks man. Gives me a great idea how the lift arm controls the deck lift.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 10:29 PM

These pictures rock. Thanks man. Gives me a great idea how the lift arm controls the deck lift.



Here are 2 pictures from the top of lift arm.

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