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Posted July 18, 2012 - 07:49 PM

Do you meen where the bars attach to the tractor???? And what are the differences???

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The tire size.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 07:58 PM

I was able to get out and take some pictures today when I got home from work....and I couldn't leave it at that...I changed the oil in the versa-matic and that oil looked and smelt like mineral spirets and it was really sticky, tacky like....and when I put fresh oil in it I pulled the spark plug and put a little oil down the spark plug hole just to lube it up a little....who knows how long its been sitting.....but while I was turning the motor over by hand while putting oil in the cyclinder I noticed very promply that it had great spark seeing as how I had my hand on the spak plug wire......LOL.....then I gave it a shot of gas and and choked it and vala....it fired....I have a video of the start and I will post it tomarrow morning at work.....but for now I will upload some photos of it and the rest of the bunch....



Thanks for all the help.....

Now let's see how these pictures load from my phone... I guess I will upload the pictures when I do the video...sorry about the antisapation....

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 08:12 PM

The tire size.



Sorry I don't know what I was thinking when I saw rim and though bar....LOL...but the tire say 12x6 and the rims measer about 5 and a half inces wide....

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:18 AM


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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:21 AM

here are some more pictures of the versa-matic and what it came with....

question.....is it a spectial belt for the varible drive or just any old v-belt????

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:31 AM

Thanks for the pictures and video :thumbs:

They just used a regular size v-belt ( No special width or angle)
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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:32 AM

and here are some more pictures of the things that i got with the versa-matic

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:38 AM

Lookin good,congrats on first start! where's your sulky? :poke: You got way more than most would get in what seems like good condition for age and all., more is more right? Well done did!

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Lookin good,congrats on first start! where's your sulky?


it didnt come with one...... i think i can make one fairly easy though.... i seen a picture of one in the colored flier in the manuels section for the power hoe

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:49 AM

saw one recently listed for $25.00 around here, confident you'll work it out, luck is runnin good stay on it, eyes open.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 09:12 AM

The engine dates to Jan of 1955.
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Posted July 19, 2012 - 03:22 PM

The engine dates to Jan of 1955.


Which is appropriate for 1956 Bolens tractor production.

Those Roto-Hoe tillers were good-quality tillers!
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Posted July 19, 2012 - 03:42 PM

question:::: what is the difference between a J-8 champ plug and an H-8 plug????

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 04:58 PM

question:::: what is the difference between a J-8 champ plug and an H-8 plug????


Threads are the same 14mm diameter, and heat range is the same. .....The difference is in the plug's "reach," which is the length of the threads.

J-8 has 3/8" reach. .....H-8 has 7/16" reach.
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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Josh, don't know how I missed this post before, congrats on a fantastic looking haul.

That Bolens is a wonderful piece of equipment. I almost got one last year, but we couldn't come to a common price.

Great that you got the attachments for it as well! And the rear tine tiller is the machine for putting in the garden, far superior to the front tine.
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