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#1 Enginerd OFFLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 10:44 PM

This Bolens addiction is going to kill me.

I picked up a '67 1050 this weekend. The engine was recently rebuilt, but runs rough. PO suspects the carb is the issue. I got it home and it refused to turn over after 5 minutes of trying to get it to start. Turns out the solonoid quit, so I'll try to source one of those sometime soon. Overall, I still think I did well. Three bills got me wheel weights, chains, hydraulic lift, deck, blade, and snowcaster. It also came with a thick binder with all manuals, sales brochures, and the original reciept (just under $1200 in 1968)! Pictures will be coming as soon as I get the time to fiddle with it (so probably this time next year :-)

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 04:22 AM

Hey,congratulations.:thumbs:

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 05:34 AM

Sounds like you got a great deal, basically paid for the accessories and got the tractor for free. It does get addicting. Welcome to GTT.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 07:05 AM

Why are you looking for a cure? It looks like you are just getting started.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 07:17 AM

Sounds like you got a great deal! :dancingbanana:
Cant wait to see the pics!

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 07:19 AM

Nice find, Congratulations. You're not addicted, you're a collector... didn't work with my wife either. LOL

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 03:49 PM

Unfortunately there is not currently a pill one can take. Thankfully I am working diligently on a program I think might work. Simply send all you machines, attachments and related paraphernalia to me. Out of the kindness of my heart, I will not charge you a cent. Nice guy, huh? :bigrofl:


It does sound like you got a good deal on a great machine. Looking forward to the pics too

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 04:06 PM

That sounds like a great deal to me too. I wish I could find one like that. I usually get decent deals on the tractors, but I STILL don't have any attachments! Congrats on solidifying you addiction!

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 10:45 PM

LoL you dont have it bad yet.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 11:14 PM

Sounds like you got a great deal, basically paid for the accessories and got the tractor for free. It does get addicting. Welcome to GTT.


I would have been willing to pay that much for the wheel weights and the hydraulic lift, so I was happy to have all the other stuff thrown in too. I'll start putting some of the accessories on CL someday, as I have many duplicates.

I have yet to figure out how to post photo's in my gallery, but I uploaded a shot of the corner of my garage reserved for Bolens to my flickr account:
The Bolens Corner | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Since the starter is busted on my 800 and I have to use a rope, I found it was easier to just ditch the hood. Visibility is so much better I'm thinking of doing the same on my Ariens.

I got 5 minutes to mess with the 1050 today. Hit the starter relay with a hammer a few times and got it working again, at least for now. The engine will not catch even with a dreaded shot of ether, so it must be an electrical problem. The point gap is correct, but I didn't check the timing. I'm not sure if it ever ran right since the rebuild, so I suspect there is some small issue I need to resolve and then it should fire right up. Let's hope it is as simple as a spark plug. Never is though...

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Posted October 12, 2010 - 07:22 AM

Posted Image/ For how to upload to the gallery

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Posted October 20, 2010 - 04:27 AM

nice, great find, and a heck of a deal. Cant wait to see some pics




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