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#106 BowDown ONLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 08:51 AM

I hope it is.. Paid $230 shipped and claimed it to be in great working order. ;)

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Yeah, I think that the speedex should have all the bearings and seals to make side driving (and sprocket output) work without having to swap out parts.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 02:53 PM

So how does the shifting work on this tranny? Is it all linear? Is there a neutral?

Does it match this image I found online?

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 08:14 AM

That's it. 3 speed and reverse!

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 08:31 AM

Would be cool to find that decal somewhere but I'm sure when the time comes I can just have one made.



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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Got a couple hours to work on the tractor today. I removed the hood/steering, crossbar that supports the drive lever and foot pegs, cut off the old drive shaft support piece, and test fit the motor.

Looks like I'm going to have to redesign the steering, and possibly move the grill up an inch or so to make it fit. I really want to keep the engine center. I figure as long as I have enough shaft to hold the double-pulley then the rest can live in the grill area.





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Posted August 05, 2012 - 10:11 PM

That engine so looks like it belongs there. :thumbs:

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:59 AM

This could get interesting! Good luck!

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:18 AM

Thanks. Sucks that my pictures didn't retain their original orientation when uploading from my phone. Hang tight.. I'll fix it. :)

Ya I'm thinking of removing the steering system from the Panzer and creating more of a single-side pull setup. That way I wont need to worry about a steering shaft over the engine.

I will also be making the hood removable for engine maint. Lots of work ahead.. but this should be the fun part. :)

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Biggest hurdle is getting enough room for the tranny without needing a jackshaft.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 09:52 AM

Hmmm. Yeah, I'd think that you're going to have to write off that center steering to have any hope to fit it an engine that large. And it looks like the engine is sitting too far back to allow room for the rear hood support too. Did you test fit the hood back on it when you had the engine sitting in it?

I'd think that if you make some room to move the engine forward then it may help with your clearance problems. May require chopping the exhaust, too.

Excellent work! Keep at it.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Ya the exhaust will be chopped off. I'm going to modify my old side turnout screaming eagle pipes for either a parallel to tube side kickout, or double stacks. :)

Definitely going to need to ditch the steering, push the grill out to it's max, install the engine pulley, and set the engine as far forward as possible...

Thanks! I wish I had more time to dedicate to this project.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 04:07 PM

After some space concerns and the fact that the internal workings are different than I expected, I'm ditching the Massey Ferguson pto box. I listed it on ebay. I already found the replacement... A bolens double pulley pto and it came with the correct shaft. :)

Downside is I now have to fab up yet another tensioner. Lol.

Plus side is it has a front pto output too.

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Bit more progress. I removed the rest of the steering assembly and mocked up the engine a bit more. I think the grill is still going to need a bit of a forward shift but it's now very close to fitting the transmission. :ph34r:



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Posted August 12, 2012 - 07:11 PM

Re-uploaded pictures using a PC. For some reason the new tapatalk version doesn't read the picture orientation like the last one did?

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