64 Bolens 900
Posted September 09, 2012 - 03:50 PM
Posted September 09, 2012 - 04:39 PM
I'm on the hunt for a float for my old 900.
Yes, the epoxies are often attacked by today's gasoline.
If your float is brass, don't throw your old float away, as most often they can be repaired and re-used.
Once the gas is drained/evaporated from the inside of the float, the float can be soldered where it is cracked. .....An electric soldering iron is preferred over a torch (gas fumes inside the float could ignite and expand the float). ....All traces of the epoxy must be removed, and the brass needs to be cleaned, and a flux used to get the solder to bond.
- Newpaws493 and MailmAn have said thanks
Posted September 09, 2012 - 04:54 PM
Edited by mjodrey, September 09, 2012 - 05:18 PM.
Posted September 09, 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:53 PM
Edited by schoust, September 11, 2012 - 08:00 PM.
Posted September 13, 2012 - 07:04 PM
Posted September 13, 2012 - 07:09 PM
Bob do you have these parts that I'm after? If not can you suggesst who might?
Try sending him a personal message, he may have missed your post.
I also need a pulley that that drives one of the blades. I am using a temporary stampped junk until I can locate the real deal cast iron piece. I must sy this must have been a very impressive piece in its day...
There were 3 different style pulleys used on the 38'' decks. What model deck to you have?
If you dont know post a picture and we can ID it for you.
These were sharp looking machines when they were brand new and all painted up.