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#16 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 09:09 PM

You lucky puppy What a great find


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Great Find! :dancingbanana:

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 09:16 PM

Well thanks guys....I figured it wouldn't impress you all that much. I was happy with the deal, and even more so after your comments. :bounce:

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 07:32 AM

Congrats.

I have a article on here about building a sleeve hitch.

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 12:33 PM

Dan you are one lucky dog on that deal.
Don't look like the pink eye is slowing you down much.
Get better SO! Haven't ever seen a red Ford GT.

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Posted July 20, 2010 - 05:33 PM

Dan you are one lucky dog on that deal.
Don't look like the pink eye is slowing you down much.
Get better SO! Haven't ever seen a red Ford GT.



Well Ducky, as much as I'd like to paint up a red Ford, when the time comes, I'll likely stick to OE colors. lol In dairy farming, the only way to slow down is hospital admittance, or death! Eyes have improved dramatically. The drops took hold almost immediately.
Now I did some tinkering on the Ford this afternoon after silage feeding. Got both front wheel spindles freed up & working slick & easy. When he bought it & unloaded it, he broke the steering control arm, so got that welded this afternoon too.
I had to take the carb off to get at the valve keepers, so took it apart & soaked overnight in carb cleaner. Carb looked nice inside, but covering all bases when I can. I have a feeling this is a replacement engine as everything looks minty clean. The carb is almost surely nearly new as it has absolutely no wear in the throttle shaft & looks like new all over. I think the engine was replaced not that many operating hours ago, but likely had the exhaust clearance too tight, causing the burnt valve. I need to take the fuel tank off to clean it as I see garbage in it, & fuel lines need replacing & likely I'll take the fuel pump apart to clean it also.

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Hoping the new valves arrive tomorrow or Thursday so I can get her fired up asap. I believe I got one heck of a deal on this one...now if only I could find a cheap blue seat!

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Posted July 20, 2010 - 07:58 PM

Got the fuel tank rinsed clean. The fuel pump was spotless inside, so all is ready once the new valves are installed.

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Posted July 20, 2010 - 08:35 PM

Looks like you will have it running soon. Glad you are going to keep it blue!

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 11:17 AM

Took the old ratty seat off. I have an old decent black seat to go on it for now. Plasma cut me a new seat mounting base as old one was ratty & thin to begin with. This one is almost 1/8" thick plate. The engine valves came in, as well as a like new plastic driveshaft tunnel cover (doesn't go on till restored). May get time to put the valves in & fire her, but may not.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 04:47 PM

Nice deal. I hope it fires right up.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 04:57 PM

Well she didn't fire right up, but she does now. With the burned valve, someone had been trying other things, not knowing the valve was burned. Had the wrong type of coil, and condenser may have been bad. The points were almost putting out flame, and bluer than blue! Switched out the coil & put on a new condenser & she's running good....absolutely no smoke! The points they installed are cheap junk, so I need to replace them. The contacts don't line up & flimsy made. No muffler at all, so doesn't sound so good. I'll try to get a muffler on it & take some video later. Hydraulics work & I gave the hydro a slight push & works forward & reverse. I'm just working on it still loaded on the trailer...less bending that way.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 05:12 PM

:thumbs: That is great news Dan, sounds like you got a good ol' Ford there!! Another one saved!!
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Posted July 21, 2010 - 05:28 PM

That is good news.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 08:06 PM

Took it up the road to my BIL's. For some reason he knew I was coming. Maybe time to build a muffler! Runs pretty decent, and plenty of power. Hydro is strong! These Eaton's won't hold a candle to the Sundstrand as far as speed goes, but fast enough just the same. I plan to build the muffler with exhaust pipe coming high on the right, cutting a slot down from the top of side panel so I can put a stack on it. Just a pipe, as muffler will be under the hood. The slotted side panel will still allow it's quick removal. I worked several hours and mostly on little stuff. Almost everything needs something done. Took the tumbler out of the key switch & made a key to work, but the switch is worn & won''t hold the key tight when in "on" position, so I'll put a string on it for now. Believe it or not, the charging system worked right off! When engine is good & warm, it puffs smoke when the governor opens up, but not bad at all. I robbed the battery out of my Kubota as it was the only garden tractor size I had. I have a full size battery I'll put back in the Kubota. I'm tired, but met my goal!

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Posted July 22, 2010 - 05:00 AM

Sounds like you accomplished quite a lot on it.:thumbs:

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Posted July 23, 2010 - 06:08 PM

Stole a little time after mowing every blade of grass around the house, barnyards, & around manure pit, silage pits, and roadsides. The Ford's flip mount plate was rotted, so cut new one yesterday. Today & marked & drilled the holes for the hinges & seat bolts. Put a quicky spray can coat of matte black & got all mounted on the 165. Much more comfortable than that old towel!:D
I'd say my next item will be a muffler as it's pretty loud & makes it sound like it's running bad when it's not. Plus, running straight out of the elbow isn't healthy for the exhaust valve. This old seat came off a cheap MTD, but will have to do for now. Whenever I get around to restoring her, I hope to afford a Ford seat.

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