I went down to East Central Ohio to pickup a tractor for 1967bolens collector.
Turned out to be a nice drive and for the very first time EVER for one of my tractor buying expeditions, not one drop of rain, not even a dark cloud. I guess that the gods knew that it wasn't going to be MY tractor and they decided to smile on me
Anyhow, I was picking up a Bolens 1000 that Sam wanted and I think that he got a danged nice one. It does have a few warts, but nothing that can't be easily fixed.
The bad: It's missing the freewheeling pin, and the casting that holds it is broken. That's pretty common, but those show up on eBay from time to time, so it can be fixed. The original choke and throttle cables were replaced, so he will have to address that, and the extra holes in the dash tower. It will need some clutch work, but in another post he said he has a NOS clutch. so he's good to go on that. It will most likely need a new battery, and come carb work. I think that I'll toss a little gas in it, and see if it will run tomorrow. The pics will show that the center cap is missing, but it's in the truck. It has a crack and was a bit loose feeling, so I took it off so it wouldn't be lost on the trip
The good: Surface rust only, and I didn't see any pitting anywhere! More importantly I think, the fiberglass seat/fender pan is in GREAT condition with only a minor bit of crazing and some tiny chips on the edge on the right side. No grease and oil drips. Tires in good shape, holding air, and have very little weather checking. I'm not sure, and maybe "Doc" can verify it, but it looks like the tires may be original. The hood is straight, and hasn't been 'carved on' to use a different muffler. All in all, it looks like it will make for a pretty easy restore.
Anyway, enough of my rambling, here are some pics of his score.
Edited by OldBuzzard, March 30, 2013 - 05:23 PM.