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#61 Hondarider OFFLINE  

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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:02 PM

I did a little more damage on Sunday afternoon.  It's almost time to remove the engine.  I'm not sure how I'm going to strip those parts that are too big for the sand blaster.  Any recommendations?

 

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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:05 PM

That moment of sheer panic when you wonder if you'll ever be able to put the pieces of the puzzle back together again...

 

 

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Posted November 09, 2015 - 04:20 PM

That moment of sheer panic when you wonder if you'll ever be able to put the pieces of the puzzle back together again...

 

 

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The nice thing about Panzers are they are really easy to put together again.



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Posted November 09, 2015 - 04:49 PM

I do take copious notes and lots of close-up pictures as I go...

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 01:56 PM

And that...as they say...is that.  33 steps from complete tractor to pile of scrap.  Now begins the less fun part of sandblasting and cleaning for paint...maybe a little welding on worn parts...and replacement of anything that looks worn.

 

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 01:58 PM

Seems like a good time to drain the differential oil.  I wonder if there is even any oil in there...

 

This seems like just the right angle for maximum extraction of oil.

 

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 02:03 PM

Holy crap! There was 36 oz of oil in the rear end! I thought for sure that it would be nearly dry after all these years. Unfortunately, I dropped the drain plug into the cup during the first few ounces and then I had to run around like a maniac looking for another container to catch the oil. Things got a bit messy.

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 02:05 PM

Not exactly sure what I'm going to do with this now. Its awful tempting to just buy a new engine and run it for 20 care free years. It sounds like a rebuild is not in the cards.

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 02:23 PM

one Neat thing to look for on the rear it should be stamped with a date, serial number and sometimes gear ratio from it's other life
also the rears are mounted upside down in the panzer

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 03:20 PM

Well, that explains the incongruous glob of weld on the top of the pumpkin. They must have filled the original drain hole and then flipped it. I haven't spied a date code yet though. I'm currently wrestling with drum removal.

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 05:54 PM

I did a little more damage on Sunday afternoon.  It's almost time to remove the engine.  I'm not sure how I'm going to strip those parts that are too big for the sand blaster.  Any recommendations?

 

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I did this for my big parts


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 06:15 PM

That was a great video! I enjoyed the narrative. That's an impressive set up. A 300 gallon tub of water probably won't fly here in New England...at least not for the next 6 months.

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 06:24 PM

That was a great video! I enjoyed the narrative. That's an impressive set up. A 300 gallon tub of water probably won't fly here in New England...at least not for the next 6 months.

I didn't even think about you living in the frozen tundra of MA. A 300 gallon ice cube would be no good.


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Tapered axles.

Time to remove the drums. One of them came off with just some "gentle" hammering through the adjustment hole on the backing plate with a drift and a 5lb mallet. However, the other side was not so cooperative. I tried a torch to heat up the drum; hoping it would expand and break its bond with the axle shaft...no dice. I tried soaking it with PB Blaster and then beating it vigorously...still nothing. Finally, after hours of frustration and furrowed brow, I bit the bullet and drove to Advance Auto to get a loaner hub puller. 15 minute ride to the store...10 minutes of BS-ing with the guy behind the counter...15 minute ride home...and 3 minutes later it was off.

The right tool for the job really does make the difference.

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Posted November 14, 2015 - 06:50 AM

Running wild on a Friday night. I pulled the brake assemblies and discovered cardboard axle seals that had seen better days. Does anyone know where I can score a pair of those? For now, the Panzer has been reduced to nothing more than a pile of parts.It's time to get my sandblaster set up. Unfortunately, I have more pressing maintenance matters today.

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