n00b with a Bolens 800
Posted July 08, 2010 - 03:00 PM
I was invited to the forum by Bolens 1000 after he read a thread of mine on another forum.
I recently inherited a '64 800 and am thinking of getting it running again. However that may not happen as "The War Department"** keeps giving me a 'certain look' when I start talking about doing that.
I have no idea when it last ran, but I have verified that the engine is free and not stuck. The cover over the points was removed at some time ( see pic#100_1308 in the pics link), and over the last 5-7 years they have rusted and the condenser will need replaced as well. As an added 'bonus', the air cleaner was removed and I have no idea where it is.
Anyway, here are all the numbers that I could find on the tractor.
Model#: 188 01
Serial#: 212x or 212xx (part of the tag is missing)
Size: 3 1/8 x 2 5/8
Part# 18532 02
Here are some pics of the critter:
I'm getting the rear tires fixed so that they hold air, and will be doing the same for the fronts.
If someone here would give me an approximate value of it as is (not running), and as is but running I would appreciate it.
I'd kinda like to get it running and use it for little jobs, but "the War Department"** thinks I should sell it, and use the proceeds to offset the cost of a front blade for the Cub Cadet we just bought.
Knowing what the 800 is worth would help in making that decision.
Thanks for any help you guys might have.
Posted July 08, 2010 - 03:21 PM
I also have a Bolens 800.
Posted July 08, 2010 - 03:27 PM
The wisconsin engine's are great runners also. although 8HP may seem underpowered , it can do alot of work.
You can usually get an air cleaner assembly on places like ebay or craigslist for around $20.
The plow is worth about $100-$150
in as-is condition without knowing the condition of the engine or transmission I'd say you would probably get $50-$150
Posted July 08, 2010 - 05:12 PM
Posted July 08, 2010 - 09:30 PM
Posted July 09, 2010 - 06:35 AM
I'm needing to get the front wheels off so I can re-tube them as well, but those danged dust covers are proving to be a PITA. Any hints on how to remove them, or do I just 'brute force" them off with a pipe wrench or channel locks?
Also, is there a good place to get the points and condenser for the engine?
Posted July 09, 2010 - 07:29 AM
This one is for a car,but the same idea.
Edited by mjodrey, July 09, 2010 - 07:39 AM.
Posted July 09, 2010 - 07:50 AM
Gotta love NAPA...they have the points & condenser. I should have those later this afternoon.
Posted July 09, 2010 - 07:53 AM
Posted July 09, 2010 - 01:50 PM
Posted July 09, 2010 - 06:58 PM
Picked up the parts from NAPA, but I'm thinking that he gave me the wrong ones
What I got was parts to 'rebuild' the points, and those parts look nothing like what's there now.
Gonna have to go back down and take the old set of points with me so that they can get the right ones.
Posted July 11, 2010 - 05:19 AM
Had to search through a couple a manuals, but finally found them Not going to be able to get them until Tues.
Now I'm on the hunt for an air filter. I downloaded a parts manual for the S-7D/S-8D, They show three types. One is for a much later engine that the one I have. The other two are an oil bath type, and a dry element type. Which would be the correct one?
Posted July 11, 2010 - 07:12 AM
Here's a pic of the different types:
Posted July 11, 2010 - 07:19 AM