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i found a Pensylvania Panzer in Texas!

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#1 Oliver 2-44 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 06:00 PM

I've been hooked on GT's for about 3 years and currently have 2 wheelhorses,  I was looking for a "unique" garden tractor. There are a good number of older Sears, John Deere's, Cubs, MTD's, Allis/Simplicity's around here, but I wanted one that I didn't see at every show.  (although wheelhorses are are also not real plentiful).  This had been on Clist 200+ miles away for some time and I finally decided to go get it.

This is the first Pennsylvania Panzer I've seen in Texas, although I'm sure there are at least a few others around.

Its a Model T75, Serial 83616 .......any idea what year this is?

The engine is  a Briggs Model 190434, Type 0540-01, code 7303011....am I correct this would be a 8hp 1973 engine?

The tractor was repainted quite some time ago and I suspect the engine is not original. The tires hold air, but are quite cracked.

the rims look good, but i'm not sure what they look like inside, or under the old repaint.

It has an electric starter/generator that is not fully hooked up and the wiring needs cleaning up. it looks like someone previously had a battery on the left side of the engine instead of in a rear battery box.

Sometimes it starts on the 2nd pull, sometimes not at all. Carb is dripping gas & looks filthy.

 for now I will give it a good cleaning, and get it starting consistently so I can ride it around....it definitely a fun little tractor!

 

I currently have a Wheelhorse 400 disassembled & partially blasted for restoration, I need to finish it before I dive very far into this one, but I'm currently stuck looking for some transmission gears for it.  So, I'll probable spend a little time on it now to get it starting better and change the rear end oil to get any water out ASAP just to get it where I can drive it around for fun.  Down the road, I will gradually go through it and repair the items I've found from driving it around.  hen decide if I will restore it, or keep it like it is....But it's definitely a keeper!

 

So here's my "Panzer Newbie" questions

1.Any help identifying the year. I've looked through the registry on the Panzer site and don't find my serial number?

2. Am I correct that the Briggs is a 8hp, 1973 model

3. At the left front side of the engine there is a flat plate (about 4x6") welded to the frame. I've seen pictures of a gearbox on this, what is this for?

4. Do you seen anything missing from the basic tractor?  guards? other sheet metal or brackets?

5. Can you point me to a repair manual for this briggs. I've found the briggs parts list on line , but not the repair manual

6. Any suggestion on things a panzer newbie should be aware of are appreciated. I've found the panzer site and have downloaded a manual and electrical diagram. I also see the Dandy Sales people will become my friends.

 

Thanks

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T75 Front View 2 Bring Home.JPG

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T75 Model Serial Data Plate.JPG


Edited by Oliver 2-44, December 08, 2015 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 06:26 PM

Nice find
1. 65 or 66
2. got to chk the numbers
3. that's were the pto gearbox mounts (hard to find) for mower snowblower
4. looks complete
5. just Google the model number pdf s are available some are on here too
6. have fun with it
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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:34 PM

My guess is 1966 engine I don't think engine is correct if its a Briggs it should be 7 HP 170402 model or Kohler 8 Hp After further review it looks like the engine mounting plate is missing.

Edited by HANKG, December 09, 2015 - 06:28 AM.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:47 PM

Nice find and thanks for the photos.


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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:49 PM

   Is the steering wheel correct ??  Looks like an allis steering wheel and is no the same as my panzer.  otherwise a nice looking machine, looks allot better than mine.

                         Pete


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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Is the steering wheel correct ?? Looks like an allis steering wheel and is no the same as my panzer. otherwise a nice looking machine, looks allot better than mine.
Pete


steering wheel is correct for that model
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Posted December 08, 2015 - 08:40 PM

If your engine code is correct it is a 1973 Briggs motor.

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Edited by jhn9840, December 09, 2015 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 08:55 PM

If your engine code is correct it is a 1973.

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even though you don't have original engine it's still a nice solid panzer
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Posted December 08, 2015 - 09:52 PM

Panzer T75's could be had with an 8 horse Briggs from the factory.  Some will argue they should be 7 horse and most were.  I know the previous owners and the entire history of my T75 and it came with the original 8 horse. 


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:41 AM

Engine may be 73 but tractor is older, Waynesboro plant shut down in 1970. 

Good Luck you will enjoy it.


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Is the steering wheel correct ??  Looks like an allis steering wheel and is no the same as my panzer.  otherwise a nice looking machine, looks allot better than mine.
                         Pete


Pete you must have a T70 with a complete round steering wheel. Just Panzer 61-62 before the Pennsylvania era.

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 03:12 PM

cha-ching. nice tractor



#13 Oliver 2-44 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for the comments. I;ll have more questions as I get it cleaned up







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