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#1 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2017 - 11:04 AM

I traded bbuckler a 2007 Bolens for this Penncraft this weekend. It will be my next restore after Hulk II is finished. I have a 5hp vertical that should drop right in, and a Craftsman steering wheel and shaft that I should be able to adapt to this. Did some searches looking for what the original color might have been. So far it looks to be possibly turquoise. Any additional information is appreciated.   

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Posted June 05, 2017 - 10:39 PM

I traded bbuckler a 2007 Bolens for this Penncraft this weekend. It will be my next restore after Hulk II is finished. I have a 5hp vertical that should drop right in, and a Craftsman steering wheel and shaft that I should be able to adapt to this. Did some searches looking for what the original color might have been. So far it looks to be possibly turquoise. Any additional information is appreciated.   

Wow I saw both posts and still no info it might be one of a kind.



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Posted June 06, 2017 - 07:55 AM

I found a smidgeon of info here

http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/need-help-identifying-this-riding-mower.25535/

 

Not the same machine, but does help with the colors some.


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Posted June 12, 2017 - 06:38 AM

I had a 7hp Penncraft when I was a kid.  My dad's parents bought it new, wish I still had it.  It was a front engine, MTD built machine.  It was a light turquoise and white.  


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Posted December 25, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Reviving this thread as I have all the other tractors finished up and stored. Figured I need something to do for the cold months. I moved the Penncraft into the shop and strung it up so I could get good pictures of the underneath. I searched the internet and can not find any info or color scheme on this at all, So I will need to rely on pictures to re assemble. This has rear tires 410/3.50 and the front tires are solid with no markings. (Might be a good candidate to mow around the Mesquite trees). Surprised to see a safety switch on the deck engagement lever, That is the only one I saw. Curious about the chain drive, looks like a good set-up for a go-cart. Mandrills spin free and no slop. Mainly taking a bunch of pictures and looking at how the deck is attached before I break out the wrenches. Design issues? I removed the deck, and was looking at what is needed to remove the engine. The drive belt has to come off, but I can't figure out how to get the belt over the transmission pulley. The frame is thick so bending it is not an option. The axle prevents removing the engine pulley. The only way I see to remove this belt is to pull the transmission pulley. Close inspection shows a C-clip holding it on. Each step needs to be well documented unless I find a manual. Oh, and Merry Christmas!!!

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Posted December 26, 2017 - 06:25 PM

Still working on the tear down. I think the engine is hosed, but I would like to remove the fly wheel. any thoughts on how to remove the top piece? Electric start, but I don't see any stater wires? Wire harness is intact, only a 3 terminal switch... hmmm

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Posted December 26, 2017 - 07:14 PM

When I was working on it I was going to go with a newer style flat engine. They are easy to find. 


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Posted December 26, 2017 - 09:24 PM

Still working on the tear down. I think the engine is hosed, but I would like to remove the fly wheel. any thoughts on how to remove the top piece? Electric start, but I don't see any stater wires? Wire harness is intact, only a 3 terminal switch... hmmm

 If not needing to save the flywheel retainer, you can just use a blunt object against the ears, and with a hammer drive it CCW.


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Posted December 26, 2017 - 09:35 PM

Figured it out, popped the cap off and used PB. Blunt object against the inside tabs where the ball bearings would go for a pull start. I need the outer tabs to attach the screen.


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Posted December 27, 2017 - 05:09 PM

Adventures in Flt Wheel removal..... Tried a short cut as the small bolts wouldn't fit my puller. Well that didn't work well. So I broke out the Harbor Freight Tap and die set and taped the holes to fit my Harbor Freight puller. (Like pulling out the BIG Guns). Couple hits with my Harbor Freight air impact, and confirmed no stater or magnets.

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Posted December 27, 2017 - 05:20 PM

Now how's it gonna charge the battery for those lights?


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Posted December 27, 2017 - 05:50 PM

I wonder if the engine got swapped out for one without a stator?
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Posted December 27, 2017 - 05:55 PM

I wonder if the engine got swapped out for one without a stator?

It has no lights most likely it original.


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Posted December 27, 2017 - 05:57 PM

It has no lights most likely it original.

But Larry likes lights!


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Posted December 27, 2017 - 05:59 PM

But Larry likes lights!

I know he might have to swap out the engine. 


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