New To Site, Bolens 1050 Transmission Help.bolens 1050 tran. problems.
Posted September 05, 2012 - 12:38 PM
Posted September 05, 2012 - 03:12 PM
I should have done that myself, but my noggin isn't working right!
That makes two of us!
Not a problem guys. I happened to get a couple minutes here while at work to check in went ahead moved it
Posted September 05, 2012 - 03:14 PM
Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:49 PM
Need some verbal help, folks. Took rear end off, to look at gears, front gear on gear cluster, half worn away. I've read that shifting on fly will do that, my mistake from years ago. 70's to be exact. Shifting into first gear, it slides, forward and back, but wobbles very much from being worn. Second gear does same. Also, clutch friction discs, have lost adhesive and just hang there. Any recommendation on what should be done, to refurbish, to running/working status. Motor runs great, was rebuilt, by fox equiptment, years ago. All else works great, old girl, just won't move any more. My background, retired aerospace machinist, not a motor head, would love to get her going again. Have my own shop, for rebuilding parts, lathe, mill, surface grinder, and lots of patience, with time to match.
First off, Welcome to GTT
As some others have stated buying replacement gears can get expensive real quick. There still seems to be a good supply of gears around but expect to pay close to $200 each gear.
I would look into buying a good used transmission off another 6 speed tubeframe as you can usually get one for $75-$100
How thick are your friction discs? IF they are thin and worn I would just rebuild the whole clutch. I had a disc come loose on my 800 I restored a few years ago and took the clutch off and super glued it back on. Its still holding after two years....
Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted September 07, 2012 - 05:05 PM
I also bought 3 more dogs off of craigslist. Got another 1054 (half fender), G10 and a 1050.First thing I checked for was decent clutches and I'm in luck! One tractor actually still has the free wheel pin keeper still intact on the RH axle. He offered the G10 to me for 25$, so it looks like I'll be dragging it back too.
On a side note: The G10 rearend guts are the same as the 6 speeds sans high/low. G10s can go cheap mainly because of the Techumseh engines and their SSI problems. The G10 I gutted last weekend has great gears and slide collars, but shot axle seals.
I tried to load all the pics of all the Bolens carnage, but I think I will have to resize all the pics quite a bit for them to load.
- Newpaws493 said thank you
Posted September 07, 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted September 07, 2012 - 05:24 PM
Also note in the second shots the broken shift collar for 2/3rd gear.
Edited by JJuday, September 07, 2012 - 05:24 PM.
- Newpaws493 said thank you
Posted September 07, 2012 - 05:34 PM
If you go the G10 route be aware of the lack of an inline clutch. They used a pulley set up, at least on the 3spd models. Not sure of the latter Briggs/6spd units.
Good luck and keep us posted. I'm no Bolens guru, just a guy with some tools, a really messy shop and a wife who is tired of the garden tractor bug.