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Posted June 07, 2012 - 02:02 PM

Bolens1000 is right again...he rarely misses in identifying a tube frame.

With the engine being a '62, that pretty much verifies his call, since Bolens almost always used engines that are 1 yr older than the tractors.

Is that a data tag that I see in the pic of the gear shift area? It would be the one that is to the right of the gear shift as you are sitting on the tractor. If so, the model number should be 186-01, and the engine a Wisconsin S-7D.
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Posted June 07, 2012 - 10:53 PM

Have posted more pics, I had a chance to look at all the mounting brackets and they are formed to fit all their angles, to me it's a little too well fitting, not like somebody just slapped it together, all the hoses are just tucked in way too tight, everything on it fits too well, The back box blade was made somewhere, there are two openings with caps on the back side of the rear end towards the top, there's no output shafts that I can see to operate any attachments. Also throttle cables mount on side of steering column.
On engine I can't find more than the yr. can anybody look at the points box and tell what model it is and what carb is on the engine?

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 10:55 PM

Thanks bunches olsdbuzzer!

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 11:29 PM

The consensus of opinion is that the tractor is a 1963 Bolens 800 tractor having a model designation of 186-01 (manual start) or 187-01 (electric start).

The original engine was a Wisconsin model S7D with spec # 218981, and was rated 7.25 HP. ....The Wisconsin part number for the points & condenser mounted in the external breaker box is YQ-11.

The carb was made by either Bendix or Zenith. ...Usually, the name is cast into the carb somewhere. (I'm sure another Bolens enthusiast can identify it.)

Edited by Bruce Dorsi, June 07, 2012 - 11:29 PM.

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 08:21 AM

Thanks again! Now I have a good starting point, pressure washing it this weekend. One more big question...the tractor won't roll freely like it's locked in gear, checked underneath and both gear rods are in neutral but it acts like it's still in gear, suggestions??
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Posted June 08, 2012 - 08:47 AM

Look for Old Buzzard's post in this thread:

http://gardentractor...886#entry175886

He describes and shows a pic of the free-wheeling pin located inside the right rear wheel.
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Posted July 08, 2012 - 09:25 AM

Looking for a carb. assembly for the Tecumseh, checked the eng. tag there's no # for eng family just the #S-73X25/8, you guys have been a great help hope'n you can give me a lead so I can find one, hopefully have a few days to mess with it this week.
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Posted July 08, 2012 - 03:45 PM

Have you looked at the carb?

Usually they have numbers on them that will help identify it.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 08:48 AM

I'm wondering what she might look like with an 800 style hood fabbed to fit...?

( I think weird stuff... :huh: )






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