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#1 KBCraig OFFLINE  

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 07:17 PM

I just bought a Bolens Ride-A-Matic, and this basketcase Penn was thrown in as part of the deal. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but I'll make something useable out of it.

 

The grill was broken and the supports were bent by a tree falling on it. I haven't seen it in person, but he says the grill should be fixable. Either way, it comes with a spare.

 

The motor is in pieces in a box, but he thinks it's all there. A friend of his was working on it, but died before finishing it. He described it as an old cast iron Tecumseh, but I thought Penns used B&S. I guess I'll find out what it is when it gets delivered.

 

I'll post more details when I can get my hands on it and take more photos. These are the seller's pictures.

 

 

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 07:28 PM

Panzers are pretty collectible hope your able to salvage most of it and get it running  



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Posted September 04, 2013 - 08:49 PM

...this basketcase Penn was thrown in as part of the deal.

 

He described it as an old cast iron Tecumseh, but I thought Penns used B&S.

 

Nice bonus tractor. :thumbs:

 

The late model Panzers used 7 hp Briggs for the model 1107 and 10 hp Tecumseh HH100 's for the model 1110.

The hydrostatic Meteors used 10 and 12 hp Tecumsehs

Earlier Panzers used Clintons, Briggs, and Kohlers.


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Posted September 04, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Thanks for the info. Since it's going to my house in NH and I'm currently working in Texas, it will be a few weeks before I can lay my hands on it.


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Posted September 04, 2013 - 09:52 PM

I'm currently working in Texas

 

Where in TEXAS are you working?

 

That looks to be restorable, you might even to be able to straighten the hood supports!


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Posted September 04, 2013 - 11:21 PM

Where in TEXAS are you working?

 

That looks to be restorable, you might even to be able to straighten the hood supports!

 

Texarkana.

 

I might not get it restored to be a show tractor, but I'll definitely have it recognizable as a Penn, and running, with no modifications from original other than parts swaps.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:51 AM

Have you ate at that BBQ place just east of state line road next to Sonic, some of the best I've had I'm this of the Country. Can't think of the name, sorry..

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Have you ate at that BBQ place just east of state line road next to Sonic, some of the best I've had I'm this of the Country. Can't think of the name, sorry..

 

You must be talking about Big Jake's on Arkansas Blvd, just east of Jefferson Ave. I haven't eaten at that location, but their original place on New Boston Road is good.

 

The absolute best in town was called Dirt Road BBQ. It didn't last long, but they're supposed to be re-opening in a new location. It's the best I've ever had that didn't come out of my own smoker, and I've won championships.



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 03:46 PM

Nice looking Panzer project!



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 04:02 PM

You must be talking about Big Jake's on Arkansas Blvd, just east of Jefferson Ave. I haven't eaten at that location, but their original place on New Boston Road is good.

 

The absolute best in town was called Dirt Road BBQ. It didn't last long, but they're supposed to be re-opening in a new location. It's the best I've ever had that didn't come out of my own smoker, and I've won championships.

 

After spending several years in the Carolinas, I just don't care for the TEXAS style sauce. But that place I'm talking about had 3 or 4 different sauces you could choose from, and they had really good pulled pork.

 

Good to know someone who knows their way around a cook off!! :thumbs:



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 04:09 PM

Yep, Big Jakes on 1521 Arkansas Blvd, between Jefferson and Pinson DR.

 

Sorry to steal your Panzer thread. :D But good BBQ is hard not to talk about.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 05:27 PM

Sorry to steal your Panzer thread. :D But good BBQ is hard not to talk about.

 

If you're ever back up this way, you'll want to hit this place. They're currently in Ashdown, but they're moving to N. State Line (Texas side) soon.

 

http://naamansbbq.com/


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Posted September 20, 2013 - 07:40 PM

The seller delivered it today. My wife took a couple of pictures, but said everything looks just like the ad.

 

He threw in some bonus stuff he had never mentioned, like manuals and advertising that he'd bought off eBay. Lagniappe!

 

Getting to know the Bolens is my first priority, then I'll dive into bolting parts back on this Panzer and see how she runs.


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Posted October 04, 2013 - 07:04 AM

Hi...Nice looking Panzer!   Just a note that there is one on the Western Mass CL if you need a parts machine. Looks like it was left in the weather, and has a plow.  good luck with yours  http://westernmass.c...622931.html   


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