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#31 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Okay, so that top gear has a shaft that you can replace with a longer one that you'll mount a pulley to. I get it. And you'll sheet metal a housing for the top. Are you going to need an oil seal for where the shaft needs to come through the new housing?

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 09:02 PM

Prbly not a great one really. There's no pressure inside the pan. So maybe just a sealed bearing.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 07:51 AM

Has anyone seen a teal panzer with a white frame?

Was thinking that if I'm going to have the wheels/seat powder coated white.. why not powder coat the frame white as well?

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Not yet, but it sounds like we might ! If you are actually going to use this when finished it may stain up more. But the teal does too. Remember it is your unit, so its beauty is in your eyes. Good luck !

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 08:23 AM

This is true. Just wanted to keep it close to the original color scheme as possible. But I do plan to use this as my primary mowing tractor. Possibly other attachments as I acquire them.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Well i got a couple hours to mess with the tractor today. That PTO plate makes a great beer holder?

First i took the brackets off the bolens deck and did a test fit. Looks like the foot rest/pivot bar for transmission is going to need some massaging. Maybe create a clearance bend or just cut that section out and reinforce. Works in the deck down but no room to raise it up.

Also i took the deck cover off and inspected. Not too bad. Going to need new idlers and to disassemble the 3 spindles and lube.

Also took the drive gear off the rear end to help move the tractor easier.

More to come!

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 10:06 PM

I agree - cut and reinforce. It will be interesting to see the PTO all hooked up.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 11:17 PM

Correct. I'm thinking of tagging off the engine pully that would normall drive the deck then link to the electric clutch then from the floating shaft weld or attach the mate PTO end for the deck drive.

Maybe you just explained what I'm about to ask but are you working with or without a knuckle that joins to your new PTO? (didn't see one on your deck) :huh:

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 04:58 AM

The deck only came with 1/2 a shaft. I have 1 universal to the slip square shaft (see deck pic when i first posted pics). I will either have to find a 1" 15 spline quick connect to universal to square female... or fab my own.

Either way i'm sure there's some fab involved because of the custom length.


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Posted June 25, 2012 - 05:00 AM

The pto box is going to mount under the tractor towards the front.

Will make more sense once it arrives and i can snap pics.

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 06:35 AM

I agree - cut and reinforce. It will be interesting to see the PTO all hooked up.


This is true. Really the foot peg can be mounted by way of a bolt configuration. The right side is a bit tricky with the pivot point for the transmission.. but all the metal around is at least 1/8" thick. :)

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 06:56 AM

Glad you found some time to work on it. I am watching quietly from the wings and absorbing knowledge on this one.
Good luck.

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 07:11 AM

This is true. Unfortunately work will be kinda slow for awhile. With a 4 month old, and life in general, hobbies kinda get pushed to the way side.

I do have a pretty cool employer so once I get some smaller projects I can do during my lunch hour I will have more progress.

Still researching and collecting part #'s at this point.

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Posted July 01, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Got a couple hours into the tractor today. I double-checked all the measurements for the deck mounts and it looks like I can reuse about 50% of the stock bolens mount. :)

Got 1 of the spindles freed up, but the other 2 are still locked. Was very happy with the deck after a quick wirebrush on the bottom side. Going to be a great resto piece.

Also took some more measurements for the transmission and exhaust setup.



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Posted July 01, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Transmission? Don't tell me you caught the modification bug on that, too?




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