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#1 engineguy63 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Was JUST able to buy this back from a fellow who owned it for the last 15 years or so. It was originally purchased by my uncle and was sold after his death to a neighbor....was used a while and then went into a barn for storage. Just purchased it and cleaned it up......original tires (new tubes) and original paint....have to spend a little time on the engine before I fire it up, no oil in it and not sure if I fill to the top.....looks like it would be a lot of oil for a small engine! 

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 03:57 PM

Looks like it was well taken care of.

Is that a 8 hp Briggs?


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 03:58 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, glad you were able to get the tractor back from that guy after all those years.

 

 

have to spend a little time on the engine before I fire it up, no oil in it and not sure if I fill to the top.....looks like it would be a lot of oil for a small engine! 

 

What engine does i have in it Kohler, Brigg or??


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 04:51 PM

It's great that you were able to get it back and it looks to be in real good shape!
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Posted July 24, 2014 - 06:14 PM

I love it when items that were bought and used by family are either kept in the family or find their way back. Looks to be well taken care of and I hope it runs just as good. Glad you were able to get it back in the family.


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Hi All, Thanks for the good words.....IT WORKED HARD, but was taken care of mechanically....It is a 7hp briggs "easy spin". The engine was rebuilt a couple decades back. At this point there is no spark so I will probably pull the engine and rebuild the leaky carb, and the lazy retracting  pull starter, change the points and cond.   etc etc, and give it a fresh start!  I really wish it had the external points like my earlier one as its much easier to service. But I like it!!!!


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Thats pretty cool. I see they put the mulching cover over the discharge

opening on the mower deck.  It also has the foot control for

forward and reverse. And there is what looks like an original

label on the deck also.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 04:29 AM

Hey Eric,  Nice machine. Glad you got it back home.  Did you get it locally that I didn't know about?  Welcome to the Panzer Group.

 

Dave


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 06:15 AM

Nice survivor Panzer. Looks like it's ready to work!


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 06:18 AM

Looks like a well cared for machine.
Glad it was able to come back home.
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Posted July 25, 2014 - 07:29 AM

That is cool you got it back in the family and it looks still in good condition. 


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 08:01 AM

With the condition it's in and the history behind it, if it were me - I'd get it in good running order and leave it as-is. :thumbs:


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 08:42 AM

Hey Eric,  Nice machine. Glad you got it back home.  Did you get it locally that I didn't know about?  Welcome to the Panzer Group.

 

Dave

Hi Dave, It was not really for sale.....until I mentioned I would be interested in buying it....as I have some history involved....a deal was made, and it is now mine.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Thanks again, Yeah its kind of a time capsule.....I don't think it ever saw rain...I had to wash it carefully so I would not disturb the stickers. There on the engine as well...a lot of originality and I wont change a thing..................although I have to pull the engine.  No spark, Since it gonna get pulled I may as well get it all set with new ignition parts and do a carb rebuild as it leaking anyway!



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Posted August 02, 2014 - 05:56 PM

maybe worth it to get the solid state ignition conversion kit. also you fill the oil up until it starts coming back out.  should take about 1.5 quarts.  






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