Bought A Bolens H1704 Hydro This Week , Bad News
Posted December 12, 2012 - 12:23 PM
Good luck with your project.
- Don Campbell said thank you
Posted December 12, 2012 - 04:17 PM
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 05:07 PM
Wait a minute. What happened to 'might sit till spring'?
Posted December 12, 2012 - 06:49 PM
Thanks a bunch everyone, this is all new to me too . Thanks for all your input as i am new at this. I was wondering if a person could weld a metal patch in their and sand it back smooth again . If i scrap it I at least tried one last longshot , ha,ha. When I pulled the head off it had a 1/2 inch of a thick redish metal rusty mush on top of the piston . I actually wiped it out with my finger . So it was built up water sitting in their for over 4 years. No exhaust cover over the pipe probably did it. The oil pan drain nut had been rounded off so i drilled it out and drained the oil and water . It had over a full cup of water in the pan too. Then I pounded a socket on the rounded nut and touched it quickly with a small weld , cooled it , then did it twice more. Then that sucker came off . I'm actually having fun puttering with it. The crank would only turn over manually 80% because the rusty cylinder wall stopped it when it hit the rusty edge. I sanded it down smooth to see if that was the obstruction and it was. So now I can spin it all the way around so that feels like the bottom end is not set up with rust. I'm not going to give up quite yet as I really like that little tractor . It is a pretty heavy duty looking machine. I have a 14 hp Onan hydro that runs perfect , any chance of converting something like that to it ? I know it will need a pump and a rear type driveshaft too .
If it was some were else on the block maybe, my ridemaster in my avatar pic has a patch in the block.
A weld in the cylinder wall I would never trust it sleeveing it is your best bet.
Edited by wilberj, December 12, 2012 - 06:50 PM.
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