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#31 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:53 AM

Hey, it's morning, it's 5:47 AM on nthe "left coast", so it's almost 9:00 AM ("first thing in the morning"), on the "right coast", "Where's the beef?!", (photo's)


I uploaded them, Take a look at the top of this page....

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 09:21 AM

If anyone has a manual/ Brochure for this I would really appreciate if you could upload it here.


Congrats on you latest find, Brian!

Help me help you! :laughingteeth:

The first Bolens riding mowers I see listed are for 1958. ....There were 4 different models. ....Model #6466 (3.5 hp Clinton VS1100-138, 24"cut), Model #6421 (24"cut, 3hp Lauson V30H-1-286P), Model #6424 (24" cut 3hp Lauson V30G-1-71P), Model #6467 (26" cut 4hp Lauson VX40-1-75).

For 1959 there were 4 models, all with Lauson engines. ....Model 6421 (same as above), Model #6428 (24" cut 3hp Lauson V30H-1-286P), Model #7425 (24"cut 3hp Lauson V30-H-1-279P), and Model #7467 (26" cut 5.5hp Lauson VX55-1-306).

None of the above models were labelled as Greenbriers or Ridemasters where I found this info, so I don't know the differences in the above models.

Do you have the numbers off the mower or engine?

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 09:35 AM

Here are the numbers:

Clinton Engine 4 1/2HP
Model: V1200 1157
Serial: 7761192 D

Here's what I got off the ID tag

Type no. 8426-01
Serial: 20264
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 09:46 AM

Here are the numbers:

Clinton Engine 4 1/2HP
Model: V1200 1157
Serial: 7761192 D

Here's what I got off the ID tag

Type no. 8426-01
Serial: 20264


That was a model only built for 1960, according to my info.
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 09:56 AM

hmm... So its newer than I first thought!
I went through my manuals again and I have just about every manual for these little riders except the one I have!

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Interesting little machine, looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Sure is a cool looking one.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 10:33 AM

Congratulations Brian. A very rare one indeed. I can't wait to see it restored.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Wow the old girl has seen better days I think your missing a hood.

Let me look and see if I have any paper work.

Edited by wilberj, April 08, 2012 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted April 08, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Wow the old girl has seen better days I think your missing a hood.

Let me look and see if I have any paper work.



Yeah, I think the front grille is missing.... Looks like I'm going to have to make some parts :D

Bruce has a partslist for the tractor and he will be uploading it to the manuals section.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 12:42 PM

Nice little tractor and a nice project to bring it back to new condition. It's interesting how those small rear engined riders were replaced by ever larger and more powerful machines as the years went by. They did the job just fine for a lot of people.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Really nice find Brian. I was wondering what you were going to show us. I'm glad to know that Bruce has some info to share with you. Since it was only produced in 1960 makes it really rare. Looking forward to any updates.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Nice find Brian. Can't wait to see the resto process. Keep us informed as you go. Is the motor lock up?

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 06:56 AM

Here's an update on the Greenbrier

-The engine is free and the oil is surprisingly clean!
- The gas tank was half full of water, but thankfully someone had the fuel valve closed off!!!
-The carb linkages and springs are a little rusty (Hope I can find replacements)
- After spinning the engine over by hand I shifted into forward and reverse and both seem to be fine :dancingbanana:
- The flywheel is pretty rusty so that will have to come off to be cleaned.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 07:10 AM

Good luck with you find! Pretty cool to have one only made for 1 year!




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