Saturday, my Uncle called and said that he moved the Farmall Cub out of the shed and to come pick up the Panzer if I had time. Off I went with a trailer that I had sitting in the weeds. The Panzer was dusty and still had the auction tag on the steering wheel. The fuel line was dry rotted, so I couldn't start it until I replaced it. I got the tractor home and installed an original metal fuel line on the Briggs 23 and it started right up. I installed an original early muffler and an NOS air cleaner that I had. I cleaned the grime off of the tractor and put it to use today hauling straw and crap from the chicken coops. After the second load the engine died and wouldn't start. I had compression, fuel, and spark, so I changed the plug and condenser. The tractor fired up, but died again and wouldn't start. With everything checking out, it had to be the magnamatic coil. Off came the engine and I popped off the flywheel. The coil looked like the original coil and it wasn't in good shape at all. I keep a few on hand, so I grabbed a good one, and installed an NOS metal shielded wire from the points box to the back plate. I put the tractor back together and finished hauling without any more issues. It's a fun tractor to use and simple to work on.
Edited by classic, May 28, 2018 - 09:41 PM.