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briggs 170402

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Posted March 01, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Hey there, I've been lurking around here reading about panzers for a while now. My dad owns a few of them and I grew up riding them around thinking they were the coolest thing ever (still think that). I'm in college now and am finally getting a chance to work with them (only 1 of them runs at the moment) myself and am trying to get a T75 running again (this particular one last ran about 10 years ago last).


He told me none of them had the original engine which disappointed me a bit. I got to looking at this T75 though and noticed that the engine is a Briggs 170402 which I know is correct to some of the T75s. Unfortunately this particular Panzer's identification plate appears to have been painted (there's still a trapezoid type shape sticking out in the paint) over or is gone, so I don't know if this engine is original or just a correct engine that was swapped onto it. The things that tell me it was swapped on are that it doesn't show any signs of turquoise anywhere and the code on it is 7009241. According to what I've seen that would date the engine as a 1970, however most of the codes I've seen are 8 digits not 7, the only place I've run across other people mentioning 7 digit codes was on panzers here. I thought I remembered reading somewhere that some of the Panzers were scrapped together with parts laying around in the later years. Curious as to what you guys think of this?


Picture of it from when I was wrenching on it.

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Posted March 01, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, glad to have you here. One of the Panzer guys will be along shortly to answer your questions. :thumbs:

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Posted March 01, 2016 - 02:38 PM

Look up a briggs chart online the model number goes by cubic inches bearing type start type etc. You can figure the model number by the chart
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Posted March 01, 2016 - 03:42 PM

The correct engine is the 170402 for most, which is 7 hp. although some came with Kohler 8 hp. I would go with what dad said.

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Posted March 01, 2016 - 04:53 PM

Welcome to GTT. You can learn alot here. Check out our Manuals Section for theinfo you need. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted March 01, 2016 - 06:13 PM

Welcome to GTT.
According to this, the T75 had the 142302,The 758ES had the Kohler 181,the 1107 had the 170402
Attached File  panzer specs.pdf   541.86KB   23 downloads
Just received the book do not know how accurate it is.
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Edited by drbish, March 01, 2016 - 06:23 PM.

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