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#1 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Basically I would like repower my panzer with a modern engine without cutting or modifying it. The old briggs is ok but I want to use this tractor to plow snow with. I want to be able to go outside and pull it and go. I don't really want worry or screw around with it if it doesn't want to be reliable. I was looking at the briggs 6hp vanguard. Has anyone done anything like this?

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 10:40 PM

T70 repowered with a Tecumseh. No cutting, chopping, grinding or welding necessary. Only complaint is this thing is loud, even after a new muffler! Starts on the second pull every time. A few washers were used as shims under the engine to raise it up though as it set a little lower than the original.

 

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Posted August 03, 2015 - 04:54 AM

What model tecumseh is that one? Thanks

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Posted August 03, 2015 - 05:54 AM

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Posted August 03, 2015 - 11:37 AM

Use the original type briggs.but one from a snow blower. with the heat shields.



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Posted August 03, 2015 - 03:01 PM

Basically I would like repower my panzer with a modern engine without cutting or modifying it. The old briggs is ok but I want to use this tractor to plow snow with. I want to be able to go outside and pull it and go.

 

 

Although they are no longer in production, a 7hp B&S 170400 model series or an 8hp B&S 190400 model series would be a direct bolt-in replacement for the 6hp 143302.

 

Finding a rebuildable/repairable 8hp engine should not be too difficult.  ...The most important difference is getting the same crankshaft configuration.


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 07:47 PM

I am going to stop in engine shop and see what they can order. I think i want to go with something new. I just want to go out and move snow.
I like these old briggs I have a few of them running on different tractors but I don't want to deal the potential leaky flo jet or fight with it when it's below freezing out

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 05:59 AM

Well after looking around on the Internet I found what I wanted. I picked up a brand new briggs 800. Northern tool had it and I went to coupon.com and got another 20 bucks off.
I got the engine in yesterday. No cutting or modifying anything. The only thing you have to do is raise the engine up a little which I took to pieces of channel stock. Which I bolted to the engine plate and the mounted the engine to that. I also took off the plastic gas tank and ran a new line so I kept the original panzer tank
runs great plenty of power

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:00 AM

You're going to need to post some pictures or a video!

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 04:12 PM

Have you been running it yet or are you waiting for snow? I'd love to know your experience with the swap. Noise? Vibration? Power? Same RPM range? Clearance from spark plug to hood? Access to pull starter? Stock throttle lever or the integral one on the engine? Of course, pictures would be ideal.

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 04:47 PM

I will pm you. no my kids have been driving it all over runs great very easy swap




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