That rascal has the 'wrong' engine as well. The 188-01 should have the S-8D, not the S-7D.
The 7D was only in the '63. The '64 and '65 should have the 8D.
I wonder if maybe Bolens didn't have the S-8D available early in the production run, or decided to use up the 'left over' S-7Ds from '63 until they were gone, and the '7" is to indicate that it was a '64 with an S-7D and was 'factory"?
In any event, you have an 'interesting' tractor.
OH, it's also missing the triangle decal on the front of the hood as well.
Something else. The fenders should be the same color as the hood, and the foot rests should be the same color as the frame. Looks like it may have had a partial re-paint at some time in it's life
Edited by OldBuzzard, September 01, 2012 - 03:36 AM.