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#1 bolex OFFLINE  

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 05:56 PM

I am picking up a 1440 with some damage from a scrapper it appears to be all there with the exception of the engine flywheel shroud and a cylinder cover , the hood and dash are both crunched but repairable so with the s24 working i can move onto the 1440 when it gets home on saturday so with that in mind i will post some pics to start the repair thread . i hope i don't damage the pinstripe it still looks new and if not for the damage so would the tractor which has 95%of the original paint and little rust . :thumbs:

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Posted September 19, 2012 - 05:58 AM

Glad you got to save it! Good luck getting it fixed up!

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Posted September 19, 2012 - 08:28 AM

WE WANT PICS. :dancingbanana:

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 09:01 AM

first time puttn photos up so lets try . heres the 1440
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now i may not have done this right but you can see some of the damage done, but the main thing is with a valve and a seat this baby gonna run again i am going to get the stuff out of an engine that a buddy has so if there are other internal problems it only costs me 10 bucks for the whole engine . i may even swap the pan and rear cover and use the 16 horse parts motor to run the tractor for a while, well this is the first step , :thumbs: knowing what needs fixed first and going from there :smilewink:
wow and i tried to resize them before i put them up so any suggestion will help inh the future

Edited by bolex, September 23, 2012 - 09:03 AM.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 09:20 AM

Test test

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 09:41 AM

Good looking GT, too bad about the damage. Should be real nice when you get it done. I look forward to following along on the rebuild.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 11:56 AM

Pics are fine with me. Don't need the magnifier to see them!

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Posted October 02, 2012 - 03:12 PM

i am thinking about farming out the hood repair to a local shop that has experience in tractor hood repair , they had a JD hood in there a couple weeks ago with a bigggggggg hole in the front top corner and i was there the day it was going out and it looked like a new one from JD parts so i am going to talk with them and see how much . at least it will look good :smilewink:

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 12:58 PM

Wow! That is real nice. People sure will junk anything. That is a Late model with that hood and grill and I didn't even know they had twins in them at any time?? Shouldn't a 1040 just have 10hp single? Is this a hydro too?? They were more rare. You sure on that model designation? I'm thinking more like a 1732 or similar, which would match up if that is a KT17. What's the tag say?
speedexinformation.org has history and manuals to download for many tractors. Good site. Just went there and looked at manual. They show a hydro and a twin, but twin is turned 90* from yours and shaft drive. Looks like same axle as my MTD has. Yours looks like a stick, can't barely see the lever in one picture. ID is supposed to be stamped on left frame outside, just under the engine shrould area. I WANT one....!!

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 02:37 PM

nope it's a 1440 b/s twin 2 14 has a bad valve seat , not a hydro it's a peerless 4 with granny gear like the bolens G16 XL's have , and as for the i want one part there is a running unit down the road a piece that looks about the same i can stop and see what he's asking if you would like . if you look through the speedex pics on this site and the site you mentioned there are a few pics of this model , those pics are going to be the basis for the decal locations after i fix the body work and reassemble it . i would be taking pics but my camera is awol :(

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 03:36 PM

That's quite a tractor.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 12:57 PM

well the work continues round and round on the engine think i have the blowback issue fixed but with the rain i can't work on the sheet metal so another round with the engine a test of the compression and check for blowback and i will fully assemble the engine and put it back on the tractor but we will see

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 01:58 PM

You know, would be real easy to make that engine an 18hp.,,,,:)

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 07:04 PM

You know, would be real easy to make that engine an 18hp.,,,,:)

Don't mean to thead jump, but how would one go about that?

Edited by Bmerf, October 28, 2012 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted October 29, 2012 - 12:45 AM

Crank and rods from a 42 cube will go right into the 40 cube. You can also use the crank and rods from a 46 cube 19.5 or 20 HP engine with some minor block mods.
Either one adds some stroke. Only other real difference is some of the early 40 cube engines had a smaller intake valve.
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