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#136 BowDown ONLINE  

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 02:41 PM

Thoughts on this color scheme? I'm thinking grasshopper green and white.

Would go with a white seat pan on mine though.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 02:45 PM

Or like this with a green deck and such...

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 02:35 AM

I have been thinking about the trans belt tensioner alot..

My current design is going to involve:
-2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Belt Tensioner
-Tru-Torque wheel cylinder
-Motorcycle or ATV Front Grip Lever w/Master Cylinder

Should have about $80 in parts in the hydraulic tensioner setup. The lever will attach to the shifter arm on the tranny.

Other idea was to use a rear brake master cylinder and create a sort of heal/toe pedal on the left side. Heal to brake the rear left wheel, toe to disengage the tensioner for the tranny.

One question remains though.. .all the inexpensive wheel cylinders I could find are double-action. I would image if I just created a hard stop for one side of the wheel cylinder it would just push the other side out? Or do they both have to move?


They will both want to move. Blocking one side would reduce the amount of travel of the wheel cylinder by half. It depends on the amount of distance you need to take up. Like you said, you will still need a return spring to retract or push back the piston/s. You will only have as much travel as the housing allows for the one piston if you block one off.

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 02:43 AM

I like the one with the Grasshopper green and black seat. I am not a fan of the tri rib tires though. I like the turf style. Turf or lugs in the rear don't bother me. I'll run them with either. The turf tires tend to tear less of the yard up when I put the Panzer in High, rev the RPM's, turn the steering wheel all the way, lock the brake and do donuts! The brakes work quite well! They hold very well and turn you around if a Jiffy! You will get dizzy though. I had kind of a kid moment while I did this.

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 02:56 AM

I had kind of a kid moment doing donuts in the driveway.



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Posted August 28, 2012 - 06:59 AM

LOL Nice.

Ya I realize overall you will have 1/2 of the travel by stopping one side.. but it's useless anyway because I only need direction in 1 side. Might still be an option because replacement parts are cheap and available. If I order that close out hydraulic cylinder who knows if I will be able to find a replacement down the rd.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 05:25 PM

Got a few hours into the tractor today. I moved the grill up 1.5", marked and mounted the front of the engine, also flipped the gear on the output of the tranny... This gave me an extra 1" of much needed clearance. Tranny should fit without a problem now.

I still have to clearance the front grille mount for belts. Weld in a piece for the front engine mount. Also needed to cut off a couple pieces of stock stuff to make the tranny happy.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 12:41 AM

This is the first time I got to read this thread at home and see all the pictures. It's really coming along. And what program did you use to paint my tractor grasshopper green? That's neat.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Lol thanks. Goal is to get the engine completely mocked up and fired by winter.

I used a program called GIMP. Our normal color is pretty much cyan. So I could just adjust that color.



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Edited by BowDown, September 02, 2012 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted September 04, 2012 - 06:38 AM

Cleaned up the odd picture orientations on the above post.

I also picked up some 1/4" x 1-1/2" x 4' steel strips for the deck mounting brackets.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 08:02 PM

Whatdya say... can it be done in 5 days? End of September?

Just like those tv chopper or car shows. You gotta put a deadline in it to create some tension.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 09:17 PM

I could do it provided I had all the materials and 5 days to actually work on it. Lol. Would be awesome. But alas, it's going to be Prbly late spring before it's done. I don't have a garage, just an unheated shed to use this winter.



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Posted September 04, 2012 - 09:23 PM

Cookie, did you say you had some 3/4" keyed shaft around? I need about a 1ft section.



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Posted September 04, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Cookie, did you say you had some 3/4" keyed shaft around? I need about a 1ft section.



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I'll look, but I'm pretty sure it's no. I used my only good 3/4 shaft on my new tranny setup. I have the original Panzer drive with the sprocket welded on the end, but I'd like to keep that whole and maybe try to sell it... Plus it would have a couple spots on it where it would be out of round because the panzer shaft turned on bushings instead of bearings.

I looked on a couple places I'd frequent for shafts and such and seemed to have found the best deal on 3/4 by 10" or 14" shaft here: http://www.bmikarts....ft-400134--1357

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:55 AM

Damn. Seems like their server is down?




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