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1/2 Scale Jd 4020 With Five Bottom Plow Project Started Today .


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#541 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 03:18 PM

Bill, what a big adjustment for me from using the big jd 5400 and the 84 inch blower for the last 12 years. This is my big tractor now and I got to deal with it, ha,ha.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 03:24 PM

Hey Don... if the fuel tank on your "new" Bolens is steel, may I suggest buying a gallon of CLR and pouring it into the tank after the diesel fuel and nuts treatment. Works wonders for removing even pitted rust on the inside of steel tanks. Rinse with water and it won't flash rust on you. :smilewink:
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Posted December 11, 2012 - 08:38 AM

Thanks , the sides of the tank look great , just some rust in the bottom .
Todays progress picture shows me removing the hood and sanding it , the side and front shields and sanding any little rust spots. Going to drain the oil and pull the pan today and drain the radiator. Also got all the filter numbers for ordering today. Just in case it takes a while to get the parts I want to see what I need. Another fun little tractor project. :dancingbanana:

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 06:26 PM

My Worst BUY !!! We all make mistakes in our lives and this was one of them. The guy told me the guy he bought the Bolens from said it ran . When I saw the broken rocker arm I was relieved. Today I turned the crank by hand and it would only turn 80% and woulld not completely go around. I decided to pull the head next and saw a good sized chip out ot the side of the first piston wall.
Now were talking big bucks to repair with a sleeve or a different block. Probably end up scraping it out for parts. Oh Well, it was a very fun project for four days, ha,ha. I'm going to check the machine shop for a sleeve price later this week but it doesn't sound good to invest another $1,000.00 or more into it.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Did you consider a repower? That looks like a neat machine and would be fun to operate.


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Posted December 12, 2012 - 07:15 AM

Don, how about this, http://www.ebay.com/...=item3f1b29c63e
Not sure if its the same engine you have, but don't give up too fast. There were 2 blocks on E-bay last week and I'm sure there will be more, just need a little patience.

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 07:53 AM

Thanks for the replys.
Not sure what I will do yet. Going to check the valves, the radiator , etc. next. It is a cute little tractor . I thought of a repower but with the hydro transmission it would be a little more complex.

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 07:56 AM

Don's Iseki has a Mitsubishi KB3 3 cylinder diesel. Don, I have only found one full rebuild kit for that engine, business was based out of Australia. There is one in Michigan that comes up, but I didn't see that particular engine listed. I did see cylinder liners listed on the Aussie site, just not sure if its for the KB3 engine specifically.
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 10:11 AM

I don't know, Don... sometimes these projects land in our laps and our first instinct is to part them out. I think it found you for a reason !

I remember them when new and always thought that they were the best looking scaled down and fully functional small tractor I had seen. Front wheel assist, what more could you want ! :D

Looking back through the pictures, I'll bet that the rocker WAS the reason it quit. The hole in the block looks to be from a cylinder full of water and then frozen. Sleeve it and don't look back...

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Thanks again for the help.
I agree it is such a real looking mini tractor with all the levers and being a mini diesel and heavy axles and 4x4 . I'm sure it won't be parted out , I just got to get over the shock of spending over $1,000.00 more maybe on it after paying $1,600.00 for it and the blade to begin with. I put it back together this morning so I don't lose any parts in case it does sit til spring. It really is a awesome little tractor .

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 04:15 PM

Sanding on the rims and some of the little rust spots on the frame this afternoon . It's a solid little frame .

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 06:38 PM

The nicest gt sight on the web is GT Talk. This is what you all say and so far you have been very nice to me. But here is the real test , ha,ha. Haters be kind as i prepare to post this picture today after i touched up the rust spots on the rims and around the frame. I tried to match the paint but I failed.
If it is too upsetting to many of you I can delete this post. :shoot2:

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 06:58 PM

Why am I not surprised. I dont think you know about all the colors you can get. :D :D

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:23 PM

I think I need to get a new confuser, something is wrong with my screen everything seems to turn green! :D

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Sorry guys, but it still a Bolens / iseki through and through. Besides this will help convince me to spend more money to get it running again :wave:




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