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Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:43 PM

According to preliminary measurements it'll fit! Hmm...

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:24 PM

Anything can fit with enough doing. Just remember that you can't turn the engine around, though else it would be rotating the wrong way. I though about turning one the other way once. But that one fact stopped me.
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Posted July 06, 2012 - 06:11 AM

Ya I was thinking the same thing for a bit.. but you are correct.. mowing in reverse could prove to be dangerous. LOL.

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.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Guys, I moved the posts that looked like they needed moved and deleted the ones that wouldn't fit in the other thread, let me know if I did that right. :)
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:38 PM

My steering project is also underway. I put in a lowball offer on a 1:1 right angle gear box and they took it! $89 shipped for this baby:

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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 Engine
-Remove Driveshaft
-Remove Steering
-Remove Footpeg/Clutch Arm
-Fabricate Deck Scissor Brackets
-Mount Deck
-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.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:54 PM

Good deal! Man that thing looks big, but it may be a deceiving picture. I think I see what you're saying about the steering, you'd still have to have a pillow block or something down low to pivot the steering block and tie rods. Man, I sure hope you can fit all that stuff. That will be something to see.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Well the steering (down low) as it sits is capped with the miter swing gear.. and is removable. I will just take off the miter gear and extend the shaft the 8" or so up into the gearbox.

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.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:48 AM

Keeping my fingers crossed tight on a craigslist find. Gotta call tomorrow morning to see if it's still available. :)

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.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Did they at least give you a shipping weight on that 90 degree box?
I'm going to be surprised if this thing is not nuclear before you're done.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:37 AM

Nuclear?

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...

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:56 AM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3351f2bd24 This similar one on ebay says 12x12x8 for dimensions. So I would guess mine is 8x10x12 with shafts taken into account. LOL. Might be a bit large. Have to see how it works out.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Well, that should do a fine job.

Then the question becomes where to put the gas tank and what to do with the hole on top?
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Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:25 AM

This is true. I have been pondering this a bit. Without a fuel pump I don't think i can put it anywhere other than on top of the hood. LOL. And no, I'm not going to do that. :)

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.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 11:46 AM

Actually it looks like the Kohler Magnum engines come with a mechanical fuel pump. Good deal.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 07:19 PM

And some engines you can get the pulse jet which uses vacuum as a sort of fuel pump. Like racing karters do.




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