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mikeeyre74

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About mikeeyre74

  • Rank
    Squire
  • Birthday 10/04/1974

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1977 C120 8 speed (worker), 1976 C120 Automatic (disassembled project/restoration tractor),1969 Charger (w/Hydro lift), 1962 Model 552 (on deck for repair), 1994 520H (worker), various carcasses strewn about the yard..
  • favoritemodel
    C-120 Automatic

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  • Location
    Barkhamsted / CT
  • Occupation
    Social Worker
  • Interests
    Beer, Tractors, Chickens, Jiu Jitsu

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  1. I confess, I've always liked Panzers...

    Here we go. Back with some pictures! I wish everyone that’s sold tractors to me took as good care of their stuff as this previous owner of this machine did. I’m told This machine was just serviced in the fall when the oil was changed and everything was greased, the fuel tank and carburetor we’re both drained dry for the winter and it was put away indoors. It appears to be fact. It started on the third pull and I drove around the yard without issues. The only thing needed was to have a bolt underneath the seat tightened up a bit, and that’s it. I sort of don’t know what to do with myself now, I’ve never had a machine come off the trailer and just function as was intended? This is so strange.
  2. I confess, I've always liked Panzers...

    Heading out now to go pick her up... back in a bit!
  3. I confess, I've always liked Panzers...

    He says the only attachment there is around is a dozer blade. That's a little sad, but I guess the last thing I need is another mower deck... I've got three WH equipped with those already but only one snow blade. This might be this machines only calling, other than general yard cruising.
  4. Taking a ride....come-along!

    I knew I wasn't the only one who did that. Best pics of the day!
  5. I confess, I've always liked Panzers...

    I guess it kind of is? I also really like the looks of the old simplicity machines and the super early round fender JD's... and I'll always be weak for in the knees for Power Kings, but I'm not on the lookout for any of them. I can appreciate them from where I am just fine. And I might also be the only guy out here who just has NO love for the looks of any of the Cub Cadets past the 60's... just way too industrial. But Panzer? These T series ones are sweet. I don't know how they steered so hard left into the ugly tree with those square front machines they also made, because damn... nasty!
  6. I confess, I've always liked Panzers...

    You're the second person that's mentioned the foot pedal... I don't understand what that is? In my research, I've seen all the attachments and instruction manuals, but I haven't seen any reference to the foot pedal there. What does it do?
  7. I don't post much off topic stuff, because I'm pretty tried and true with the Red... But a friend of mine just sent me a message couple days ago that was pretty cryptic. It said only "Do you want this?" And had the following photo attached: So, those are pretty unique and not just for the paint. I recognized it immediately and responded in the affirmative! I've always had a soft spot for these ones, but they're so hard to come by. He sent a few more follow-up pics: Theres another pic not included here but it just shows the non original engine as I guess the original wore out? She's now sporting an 8hp Briggs recoil start. Direct bolt in. Apparently they're cleaning out grammas garage and nobody in the family expressed any Intereste, so they reached out to the only GT guy they knew. I'm due to pick it up next weekend, so we'll see then if all goes well.
  8. What is this connector called?

    I checked Isavetractors and they have the Delphi 5 pin, but nothing else. The Delphi 3 pin is shaped like a pyramid, not like the L shape that the regulator requires.
  9. What is this connector called?

    Yep. That's where I got about half my Intel for this job... I'm looking for the same two connectors as that poster was! 😜
  10. Bagged out steering bushing hole?

    After getting it all back together, the steering feels MUCH better and rock solid. I'll have to wait and see how it holds up durability wise, but it seems good to me so far.
  11. I'm rewiring a tractor from scratch, as I'm putting the engine from a mid 70's C-120 into a '69 Charger. I've got it all mocked up now and everything tests OK, so I'm about to start running the new wiring and connecting things up.. but unfortunately, the two plugs I need were totally melted from something that happened before I got my hands on it. I'm referring to the 5 prong plug that goes on the back of the key switch (which I have located on Ebay) and the three prong "L" shaped configuration that goes on the old style voltage regulator rectifiers.. and that is the one I can't find. I know I can also do the one-at-a-time covered Spade connecter route, but I was hoping to do a nicer job and put on the proper connectors. Can anyone shed some light on what the second connector there is called, so I can look it up to buy one?
  12. Bagged out steering bushing hole?

    So I got the JB Weld set up and ground it down. This is what it looks like now. Gotta fill in those holes there, but not too bad!
  13. Bagged out steering bushing hole?

    Well, I decided to go with the JB Weld option, and install a new bronze oillight bushing. I figure, if it works, it works. If it doesn’t, I’m going to take it apart and try that two bolt flange operation a couple of posts north of this one. That one requires a lot more work than this one, and if this one works, that’s fine by me. This is pretty much the exact same piece as what came out, except this one is that self lubricating centered bronze stuff, and the one that came out was plastic. Surprisingly, it did not have flat spots on either side, so I’m not sure what was going on there and why it wore out the dashboard so much with just a piece of plastic rubbing on the dashboard… I could understand if it was metal, but plastic? This is how it looks right now, so when everything dries up and hardens, I’ll drop the steering shaft back out-of-the-way, and grind everything down flat and make it nice.
  14. Bagged out steering bushing hole?

    Is it true that the original bushing had two flat spots to keep the bushing from spinning inside the dash tower? I just read that somewhere but can’t verify it. And i I suppose some machine screws with rounded heads could be used to bolt a flanged bearing down and that wouldn’t look too terrible at all? Starting to have some promise here afterall...
  15. Bagged out steering bushing hole?

    That’s an interesting idea with that roller bearing there, but like you said, it’s a different arrangement. I don’t believe there’s enough room to mount anything with flanged wars on it like that... and since it’s just aluminum or some type of other alloy, it’s not going to be as strong as steel. It might be possible to use through bolts through the dashboard and use spacers under those flanges tho... the only drawback being some exposed bolt heads on the top side of the dashboard. Hmm. But the trade off might be worth it? I’ll consider that.
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