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#46 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, it's been a while since I've done my panzer bearings, but you'll be happy w/ replacing them all. If you got the manual then you know that the alignment of that notch in the housings controls the belt tension between the 2 spindles.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Well I received a nice supprise in the mail yesterday from Dandy Sales, An instruction and parts list
manual for my 11AC11 mower and an operating and maintaining manual for my T75 panzer.
Also got a parts list with exploded view on a 11"x 8" sheet of paper which is sweet, The whole
view on one large sheet of paper. The problem with this is, now I have a part number for
everything I want and there goes $$$$$. I must say they are just dandy at Dandy Sales!

Here is a few lines from the rotary mower manual,

Remember to cut high high in tall grass and weeds so you won't hit rocks,etc.
With a little care and judgment you can mow down tall weeds in vacant lots
and the like, without trouble. Just cut high and go slow.

Funny how times were different back in 1967, People took care
of their property and the neighborhood just because.

Edited by fxrs55, July 29, 2012 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted August 08, 2012 - 08:15 AM

Any update?



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Posted August 14, 2012 - 10:10 PM

I sand blasted the front rims and repainted them. The bushings in the wheels are shot.
I ordered new ones along with a few other odds and ends. I bought a pair of
tri ribs for the front and the rear tires are in good shape. I started to rebuild
the mower deck. I bought new bearings for the spindles and I had to
make new spacers that go between the bearings. The deck has a few small
cracks around the sissors lift bracket, I'll weld those at work.
I chucked the mandrel shafts up in the lathe and took a skim cut
on the face of the mandrel where blades mount to eliminate any out of
squareness or woble of blades. I sand blasted the mandrel housing and installed
new snap rings inside of mandrel housings. I also started to sand blast the under
side of mower deck, it has some rust but not bad at all.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 05:36 AM

Excellent. I've seen very few panzer front wheels which were good enough to save.
You say you made new spacers to go between the bearings. I can't recall, but the stock ones wouldn't have them at all, right? I can see how that would be an improvement as it allows you to tighten without fear of cracking anything.

Another thing with panzer decks that should be standard operating procedure is.... If you got a deck where the timing belt between the two spindles is in good adjustment. Meaning the belt tracks straight and the tension is about right. You should weld a piece of angle iron or two in between the 2 spindle plates. When you start cutting and welding on the deck, those 2 plates can get out of alignment with each other and then you got problems. If you join them together fast, then you can cut and weld on the deck all you want with no fear. There's nothing but deck metal between the 2 spindle plates and it does deteriorate over time in that area. I had to beat mine back into alignment using sledges and framing squares. Then once welded, they stayed put.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 05:00 AM

I can't recall, but the stock ones wouldn't have them at all, right? I can see how that would be an improvement as it allows you to tighten without fear of cracking anything.

Another thing with panzer decks that should be standard operating procedure is.... If you got a deck where the timing belt between the two spindles is in good adjustment. Meaning the belt tracks straight and the tension is about right. You should weld a piece of angle iron or two in between the 2 spindle plates. When you start cutting and welding on the deck, those 2 plates can get out of alignment with each other and then you got problems. If you join them together fast, then you can cut and weld on the deck all you want with no fear. There's nothing but deck metal between the 2 spindle plates and it does deteriorate over time in that area. I had to beat mine back into alignment using sledges and framing squares. Then once welded, they stayed put.


From all the parts list for mower decks I can find, The spacer is on the parts list.
The ones that were in mine were beat to heck. Also, Thanks for the tip about welding on the deck.
I wasn't even going to mention the cracks in the deck in my post, didn't want to bore anyone.
Thanks again

Edited by fxrs55, August 16, 2012 - 05:01 AM.


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Posted August 16, 2012 - 11:04 PM

From all the parts list for mower decks I can find, The spacer is on the parts list.
The ones that were in mine were beat to heck. Also, Thanks for the tip about welding on the deck.
I wasn't even going to mention the cracks in the deck in my post, didn't want to bore anyone.
Thanks again


You cannot bore us. This is why we log on and read what others do. We are on a community trial and error learning curve. I just learned the decks warp if you weld them.

Edited by Clint, August 16, 2012 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:43 AM

While waiting for parts from Dandy I worked on the engine air filter.
Now I made some parts to hold airfilter pipe assembly to carb before
I looked on the Briggs site and found they have the correct parts
still for sale. Anyway I made a new what they call a strap because the
one I had had the wrong hole center distance and was a bit of a rig
job. This panzer was repowered in the early 80's so I think its an ala cart
colection o parts. I didn't like the fit of pipe to carb because of potentual
air leaks. The new strap has a step milled in it along with a spot face to
hold a rubber washer to seal the bottom of tube where air cleaner stud
goes through. I still need an o-ring where tube slides on carb opening.
Here are a few pics. Also here is a picture of new front tires just
setting on shaft, waiting for new bushings from Dandy.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Rest of pictures

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 04:20 PM

Looking good! It's always fun putting things back to 'normal'!

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 09:57 AM

Yes, looks real good. If you're looking for the bronze wheel bushing, our local ACE carries them. Though I can't say for sure if all ACE stores would.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 06:20 PM

went to PA last week and found a fellow in his 70's who has 16 pennsylvania
and copar tractors. I saw 10 myself. He had 4 as he called them round hood
tractors. ( T70 & T75's ) I did not see the copars as
they were way back in another shed.
I saw 4 1012 meteors that were restored just sitting around the yard/field.
These are the hydro models. He had an unrestored meteor sitting there
that he just bought for $200. He had a 1110 panzer that was converted
to a long utility vehicle with flat bed with sides. The most fascinating
tractor was a 1012 meteor that was converted to a 4 wheel drive
articulating tractor with power steering. The rear axle also could
pivot over rought terrain. I went out to find this fellow at the
last minute and did not have my camera. He did say I could
come back sometime and take all the pictures I wanted.
He said he has snow/dozer blades and 6 or 7 mowing decks.
I DID ask if anything was FOR SALE to which he said NOOO!!!

Also can you find the panzer in this picture?

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 07:53 PM

There's really a panzer in that picture?
Eventually, he may let all those panzers go.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:54 PM

I have no idea but there could be a good chance there is one in that
picture. My son and I were in Pittsburgh last Monday for the day.
I haven't been in Pittsburgh in 35 years and my son has never
been there so while we were out that way on vacation we
made a day trip to ride the incline and just goof around.

Edited by fxrs55, August 26, 2012 - 08:42 AM.


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Posted August 25, 2012 - 10:18 PM

Sounds like you and your son had fun. I wish there were pictures. Those sound really interesting.




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