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#1 Clint ONLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 06:20 AM

Hi everyone. I found another Panzer the other day. Its a little tough to say the least, but it has potential. The guy I bought it from said the original engine went out years ago. He said he put a 12 horse Kohler on it. He said it didn't fit, so he raised the grill, hood, steering brace and steering wheel to allow clearance for the larger engine. He said the 12 horse engine smoked after a while and then he took the head off and that's as gar as he ever got. He could not find the carburetor, so I have to dig around for one of those. Does anyone recognize this model Panzer? I can't read any labels and with the original engine gone, I'm just not sure.

I got a factory push blade, and the gearbox. I got a mower deck that doesn't look original. It looks like someone made it. Can anyone confirm this is or is not a factory deck design and material? The blades also look different. They are shaped like the letter "S" but straightened out a bit. My camera batteries died and I couldn't take any more photos. I also got a bucket of parts for a spare deck.

It also has a reverse disc I haven't seen before. It looks to be original though.

This Panzer makes 12 in my collection, although they are in different stages of being complete and running condition.

Here are some of the pictures of my latest addition. What do you guys think? I bought this one and saved it from the shredder!

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Here is a picture of the snow blade.

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This has been the Panzer's resting place for nearly 25 years.
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This has been the Panzer's resting place for nearly 25 years.

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This has been the Panzer's resting place for nearly 25 years.

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Head is off of the engine and shot of the PTO gearbox.

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Push blade.

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Miscellaneous spare parts.

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Dug out of the hole and on the trailer.

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Dug out of the hole and on the trailer.

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Dug out of the hole and on the trailer.

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Dug out of the hole and on the trailer.

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Head is off of the engine, but everything is free and moving. Is this the original type reverse disc?

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Is this the original type reverse disc?

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Gas tank with sediment bowl.

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Gas tank with sediment bowl.

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Photo of the mower deck. Does this look original? I've never seen one made from this material before.

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Photo of the mower deck. Does this look original? I've never seen one made from this material before.

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Photo of the mower deck. Does this look original? I've never seen one made from this material before.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Wow! Now that's quite the restoration piece!

Looks exactly like my T70. Could be a T75 though? Not exactly sure the differences. Nice you got the mowing deck and the side PTO drive. Overall some sandblasting and primer will do it wonders.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 06:38 AM

That is the original deck. I know.. they look like someone made it in their backyard.

Looks to be the OEM pulley w/reverse disc.

Edited by BowDown, July 03, 2012 - 06:38 AM.


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Posted July 03, 2012 - 06:40 AM

Hope you didn't pay alot for that. :)

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 06:50 AM

It looks like the remains of a Briggs engine instead of a Kohler.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 06:59 AM

It looks like the remains of a Briggs engine instead of a Kohler.


True. Does seem like the tag on the motor says Stration.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 07:10 AM

There was a tag right under the steering wheel. It will say the model number on that. Looks to be a T70. What all do you got in your collection that this one would look so odd? It's amazing for as rusty as it is that it would still have the toolbox intact. And it's unusual for the mower deck to be in better shape than the tractor. In my opinion, I think the raised hood is awkward. I'd recommend lowering it back down for looks at least. At most, would be concerned about how he adjusted the steering to compensate for the raise.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 07:11 AM

Nice find. It may need a little TLC, but you now own a PANZAR!

Hope the reassembly isn't too bad. Shame t on the original engine and current carb, good luck.

Thanks for the pics!

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 08:13 AM

Nice restoration project. It'll be alot of work to bring that back but when you do it will be a nice accomplishment.

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 12:46 PM

Looks like a lot of work! I agree that it looks like a briggs. Good luck with it!

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 05:11 PM

T-75 has a shorter hood, a dash panel, and 3/4 steering wheel for more operator comfort. You might want to leave the hood modification in place even though its not "correct". I have always found the T-70's to be uncomfortable because of the longer hood puts the steering wheel too close. The extra height may help with that problem. I'm kind of a big ole boy! :itsok:
That one is T-70. The electric start Panzers of that era were Kohler and rope starts were Briggs. GREAT FIND! It'll be fun to resurrect that one. Thanks for the pictures!

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Looks like a T 70 B , Looks like a good resto project to, mower deck is in good shape from what I see ....




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