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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 12:38 PM

As some of you already know, I bought the Panzer that was recently listed on ebay.

I have never owned a Panzer and know nothing about them so I have a few questings.

The ID tag shows model # T70B and serial #76060.    Can you tell me what year this is ?

 

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It has a Briggs & Stratton engine and this is the tag on the engine.

 

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The tractor has been repainted but you can see a brighter turquoise color on the engine so I'm assuming the this is the original engine ? 

 

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The reason I question if the engine has been changed is because the steering rod looks like it has been modified to clear the side of the engine.

Was the steering shaft this way from the factory ?

 

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The tractor looks fairly complete.   It is missing the rod on the lever that controls the drive pulley but that is easy for me to make a replacement

 

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It is also missing the three rubber motor mounts and I understand that those can still be purchased.

It has a stack of washers and a piece of wood supporting the engine right now.

 

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 01:29 PM

your panzer is a 1962 or 1960 I will check my list with production dates, engine is correct for a t70b. the t70b I pretty sure is the most common and probably the most popular one. the steering is correct with the offset. dandy sales should have the bushings for the motor mounts if not pm me I will show you how to make your own

Edited by jabelman, November 22, 2015 - 01:31 PM.

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 02:16 PM

Cool Panzer score!


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 02:26 PM

Looks like a weekend project! Nice tractor. First time I saw one i thought someones kid had painted it with house paint! Just seemed a odd colour for a tractor but it sure grows on you after seeing a few all polished up! 


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Welcome to the panzer group nice  t70.492.JPG


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:02 PM

These are one odd drive-train and mechanicals for sure.  One of those pairs of Briggs numbers is usally the year, but none make sense to me at moment. Tear it down, start over and fix it all up again. That's how I do mine, right or wrong.


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 05:04 PM

great tractor


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 08:50 PM

your panzer is a 1962 or 1960 I will check my list with production dates, engine is correct for a t70b. the t70b I pretty sure is the most common and probably the most popular one. the steering is correct with the offset. dandy sales should have the bushings for the motor mounts if not pm me I will show you how to make your own

Good info here and yes - the correct color is turquoise. Drive shaft housing and wheels should be white. Dandy Sales is your best source for replacement parts.


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 04:16 PM

I finally found out the year of the Panzer that I just bought and I want to thank you all for the assistance and advice.

Sent an email to Bill Janitor and he said that tractors in this serial number range were being sold in 1962.


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 04:21 PM

Glad you found out, Ray!


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