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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 08:08 AM

The meteor was a panzer but it was hydrolic drive. The pump on the side is belt driven. It has a drive shaft out the back to a chain drive to the axle. Its built like a tank. You have 10 forward gears and 1 reverse. It is a '71. It has a 12 hp tecumsh. It was the flag ship for that year. I have the mower deck for it. The only problem is that is a timed belt drive, and the belt is broke. But other than that its a pretty good tractor.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 08:26 AM

Thanks! I wish you luck on finding the belt for it!



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 09:59 AM

thanks Bob, I don't know all this american GT, but the design remembers me on... maybe a panzer



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 10:43 AM

thanks Bob, I don't know all this american GT, but the design remembers me on... maybe a panzer

 

Your right, It was made by the same company. The metoer is one of the later ones.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:13 PM

Thanks! I wish you luck on finding the belt for it!

Call Dandy sales they are listed on a panzer owners site. I've bought many things

from Jim and he is a nice and helpful fellow.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:48 PM

The meteor was a panzer but it was hydrolic drive. The pump on the side is belt driven. It has a drive shaft out the back to a chain drive to the axle. Its built like a tank. You have 10 forward gears and 1 reverse. It is a '71. It has a 12 hp tecumsh. It was the flag ship for that year. I have the mower deck for it. The only problem is that is a timed belt drive, and the belt is broke. But other than that its a pretty good tractor.

 

Just a question about the model year... what makes you say it's a '71?  I'm just curious as I'm into the history of these.  Is it a date code on the engine or something along those lines?  I haven't seen any reports that they were making them that late.  The sales literature seems to dry up after '69.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:50 PM

Just a question about the model year... what makes you say it's a '71?  I'm just curious as I'm into the history of these.  Is it a date code on the engine or something along those lines?  I haven't seen any reports that they were making them that late.  The sales literature seems to dry up after '69.

The motor is a 71 and as far as i know its the original.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Follow the yellow brick road to Dandy sales to get the timing belt.  I have a spare just hanging on the hook in the garage just waiting to be installed.



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 08:43 AM

my timing belt looks original on mine. it works good once i figured out how to time it






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