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#166 BowDown OFFLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 02:06 PM

Was given a new 4.5" angle grinder, discs, and a nice shipment of pulleys, bearings, sprockets from surplus center! Now I just need time to get to work.



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 02:16 PM

No more excuses - we need results!  ;)



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 02:19 PM

No more excuses - we need results!  ;)

I'll tell my wife I'm getting pressure from the Internet. ;).



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Just wondering if it would be easier to put engine

in like the original setup was and adapt pulleys

to run mower deck. I've seen some crazy  factory pulley

setups on sears tractors over the years.



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 07:49 AM

Just wondering if it would be easier to put engine

in like the original setup was and adapt pulleys

to run mower deck. I've seen some crazy  factory pulley

setups on sears tractors over the years.

 

Even if I wanted to I don't think I could run the 20HP Magnum in the same location as the stock engine. It's just too much of a beast. Would prbly result in some rollovers on the left side too. LOL.

 

Part of the charm in redoing the drivetrain completely is going to be using the T-92 3-speed tranny in place of the stock pulley setup.



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 12:12 PM

Ah, I forgot about the transmission.



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Posted January 15, 2013 - 08:00 AM

Well not to add more work to an already non-existent timeline.. but I have made the decision that I will be stretching the front end of the frame 8". I figure I need to cut off the stock motor plate and weld in a new section anyway... why not incorporate a stretch to make the large motor, transmission, pulleys, and steering system fit easier. Also will give me more space for a gas tank, and battery tray.



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Sounds like you're heading for a pulling tractor!



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 02:50 PM

Silly idea brewing in my head.

 

What if I go balls to the wall custom and change the driveline around 180deg. Meaning I would have the (2) drive tires in the front, engine where the seat would normally be. Then have the driver sit where the engine would normally live. Maybe do a single wheel steer conversion. So essentially it would be a front wheel drive tractor with a single steer tire and turning assist with the independent front brakes?

 

Main draw to this is the lift being on the front, along with a PTO hookup. That way I could power whatever attachment on the front of the tractor, and have decent weight over the drive wheels? Could still have the mower deck be belly mount though.



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 08:30 PM

That's pretty freaky.  How's that coming?



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 07:16 AM

Damn I wish I had more time to work on this project. Just too much going on all around.. LOL.

 

Now I'm pondering electric conversion.

 

Would make life easier as far as not having to stretch the frame, redo the steering, and find space for a fuel tank. Not to mention custom exhaust work...



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:36 PM

In watching this project and thinking back... I think the point at which panzers get tough to re-power is when you go to twin cylinders. Because the stock drive goes beside one side of the engine... when you go to any twin cylinder arrangement, you run out of space pretty quick. Have you thought about ditching the idea of putting a mower deck on it and putting the driveline in underneath the engine?  IT's the only thing I can think of to save yourself some work.



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 10:43 PM

Well I really want to use it on a weekly basis. So mower deck will stay



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:44 AM

Didn't some of the Wisconsion engine have 2 cyl. inline ?   Would that make it any easier to repower with ?



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Posted June 25, 2013 - 02:04 PM

Seems like the Wisconsin Engines fetch a crazy buck online. Would be better off grabbing a 2 or 3 cylinder diesel for that price.






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