Start Of A Long T70 Resto-mod
Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:43 PM
Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:24 PM
- BowDown said thank you
Posted July 06, 2012 - 06:11 AM
Major concern at this point is steering. I'm thinking some steering shaft massage would be in order. Kinda sucks, but I'm thinking that making a crude mock engine from MDF would go a long way. Otherwise if I purchase one I would have to unload it.
Edited by BowDown, July 06, 2012 - 06:11 AM.
Posted July 07, 2012 - 06:41 AM
- Clint and BowDown have said thanks
Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:38 PM
Thinking of running a universal off the steering wheel, then come across under the hood 90deg from the steering shaft assembly by the grill. Then tag into this box, then straight down into the steering shaft. This will do away with the miter gear assembly down low and create a clean, unobstructed steering setup. This box will live mostly at the top of the cast grill. Just need to get a pillow block bearing, and some shaft pieces.
So it looks like my plan of attack on this panzer is going to be as follows:
-Remove Footpeg/Clutch Arm
-Fabricate Deck Scissor Brackets
-Fabricate Steering Setup
-Modify PTO Gearbox for Pulley Hookup
-Create Oil Pan/Cover for PTO Gearbox
After this I need to save some money to purchase a used Kohler Magnum 18 or 20hp engine.
Then I can start drive and PTO take-offs.
Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:09 PM
I hope it fits too. There was no specs available anywhere online. Worst case it will become a side mount PTO, or resell for more... LOL.
Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:48 AM
Also eying a part on eBay. Man I wish I had more money... Going to be one or the other for me. Hopefully I come out with either.
Edited by BowDown, July 09, 2012 - 09:49 AM.
Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:27 AM
I'm going to be surprised if this thing is not nuclear before you're done.
Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:37 AM
What chu talk'n about willis? LOL.
Na, haven't seen a tracking number yet. Estimated $30 shipping costs from FL tho? Must have a decent mount of weight.
If you assume the shafts are 3/4" in diameter you can estimate the box is about 8" x 8" x 8"? Plus shafts...
Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:15 AM
Then the question becomes where to put the gas tank and what to do with the hole on top?
- BowDown said thank you
Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:25 AM
I was thinking a motorcycle sized battery would live nicely next to the rear-end differential stub. Possibly some sort of gas tank on the other side? Who knows. I will save the gas tank design for last. With a small pump I shouldn't have a problem finding a home for the tank. As long as I can mow my lawn without running out of fuel I'll be happy.
Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:46 AM
Posted July 09, 2012 - 07:19 PM