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#1 owen OFFLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:11 AM

I never heard of a Bolens until 1995 when a Montana wheat farmer offered me a Husky 1050 that was sitting by his grain bins for free, if I would take it away. So I did. I have been a Bolens fan ever since, but I'm not a collector - I only need one, so I only have one...

I got it running with a fuel system cleanout and general tuneup, but the TR-10D engine was pretty worn out. With a rebore, new piston and crank, it has run well for almost 20 years, except it seems that I need to fix something almost as often as I run it. At this point the Fairbanks flywheel has sort of disintegrated - the hub is cracked and come loose from the aluminum body, which has also cracked. I probably caused the flywheel damage by over-tightening it, not knowing the right torque setting.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a replacement flywheel?

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:22 AM

Welcome to GTtalk!!   You have a cool looking 1050 with those white walls on it!  As for the flywheel, I'm not sure if its the same as a TRA10d. If it was it wouldn't be to hard to locate one.  Try asking the some of the site supporters to see if they have one.  Thanks for the pic! :thumbs:



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:30 AM

Welcome  owen to GTTalk Great story you have with your tractor , I  can't  help with flywheel other then what Nate mentioned about the site supporters 



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:37 AM

Welcome to GTT :wave:

 

A TR-10D would make your machine a 1966 Model

Looks like the steering wheel and seat have been replaced along the way.

Nice white Walls, It cost extra to get them back when these were sold at the dealerships.

 

 

The aluminum flywheels seem prone to cracking. I have a few laying around with hairline cracks.

 

Are you still using the original Magneto assembly? If so then you will have to find another aluminum flywheel with the magnets. Later Engines used a cast iron flywheel but did not have magnets in them.


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Welcome to GTtalk Owen. That is one nice looking tractor you have taken very good care of it.  Check with out site sponsors, they can probably hook you up with a flywheel. 



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 10:10 AM

Welcome to GTT. There are manuals that you can download in our MANUALS section. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Not a bad looking 1050 and welcome to GTtalk.



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Hi there and welcome :wave:



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:53 AM

NICE 1050, hang around for about 10 minuets and someone here will come up with a flywheel.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:51 AM

I hope someone can find one, nouveau or old  - it's summer in Texas and the weeds are growing like...weeds.



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:13 AM

Can anyone sort of summarize Bolens' mower deck production for me? I replaced the brown mower deck that that came with my 1050 with the green one shown in the picture. I had to move the mounting rails to do this however, so I figure the green one was made for a different year or model of tractor. Was the original color of the correct deck brown for the '66 model, and were there options in deck width or colors? Can someone say what year or model this green deck was made for?



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:07 AM

Your deck appears to be a 1969 or early leftover 1970. In the pictures you can see two holes in the deck where the original lift bracket attached to. It appears someone converted your deck back to the old lift style.

 

Bolens Tubeframes Had Gold, Green, Red, Black  Decks.

32'',38'' and 42'' Were available.

 

Gold - (1962-1963)

Green- (1964-1969)

Red-   (1970-1972)

Black -( 1973-1978)


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Great information - it was me that converted it to work with my '66 1050. Do the widths you cited refer to overall, or width of cut?



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:58 AM

Great information - it was me that converted it to work with my '66 1050. Do the widths you cited refer to overall, or width of cut?

 

The widths are the actual Cut Not the overall length of the deck



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Owen, I tripped over a motor in the corner of my shed last night. It happens to be a TR-10D! It is the motor that was originally in the 1000 I have (I assume because it has a TRA-10D in it now). I have already pulled a few parts off of it like the carb, intake elbow, points, etc. I was going to keep it for a spare, but I'd be willing to give up the flywheel as long as it's good. Your 1050 is to nice to not be running. I'll send you a PM. I'm looking on Ebay for a price with shipping. Just let me know if it's fair...

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