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Posted June 25, 2013 - 05:18 PM

Picked this up today!  Supposedly it only needs a ignition coil to run.

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 05:25 PM

Its a 1963

Originally did not come with electric start... Looks like someone did a few modifications and added the starter and switch.

Besides the bad paint job someone did  it looks to be a decent machine thats complete



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Posted June 25, 2013 - 05:28 PM

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Is it battery ignition or magneto ignition?  If it is battery ignition you can buy a standard coil from an auto parts store for a couple bucks and be good to go.  If it is magneto ignition I think the S7 used a Wico under flywheel mag, if I remember right.

 

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Good looking little GT...nice find.



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Posted June 25, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Its odd that the Wisconsin engine Model is S-7 and not S-7d as I  am used to seeing.



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Posted June 25, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Is it battery ignition or magneto ignition?  If it is battery ignition you can buy a standard coil from an auto parts store for a couple bucks and be good to go.  If it is magneto ignition I think the S7 used a Wico under flywheel mag, if I remember right.
 
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I'll take out the coil tomorrow and see if I can find the problem, is there a way to rest it?

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Posted June 26, 2013 - 03:47 AM

not bad looking machine.. is it your first bolens?



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Yes, this is my first Bolens, also have a 1983 Sears GT 16.   So, I typed in the serial of the engine and it came up as being build in January of 1962.



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:03 AM

Hard to tell from the pics but is there an on and off toggle switch added anywhere?

Since electric start was added the guy may have just wired the tractor wrong and your coil coil be good.

The original switch only had  1 terminal  for on/off and looks like the guy cobbled together a multi prong switch.



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:10 AM

Yes, this is my first Bolens, also have a 1983 Sears GT 16.   So, I typed in the serial of the engine and it came up as being build in January of 1962.

 

This would indicate you have an original engine

The engines used were generally 1 year older than the tractors themselves



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:14 AM

Its odd that the Wisconsin engine Model is S-7 and not S-7d as I  am used to seeing.

 

I was thinking the same thing.  Usually Wisconsin added a "D" at the end of a model to show that it had stellite valves.  My Wisconsin folder doesn't mention an S-7, but maybe it predates what I have. 

 

I'll take out the coil tomorrow and see if I can find the problem, is there a way to rest it?

 

Not easily unless you have one of those magneto coil testers from the 1950's.  If it is battery ignition see if you are getting 12 volts to the coil.

 

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Posted June 26, 2013 - 04:50 PM

Hard to tell from the pics but is there an on and off toggle switch added anywhere?

Since electric start was added the guy may have just wired the tractor wrong and your coil coil be good.

The original switch only had  1 terminal  for on/off and looks like the guy cobbled together a multi prong switch.

The "key" switch has a on/off setting and a start function.  Going to take a look at it now and will post pictures.  Right now it doesn't have a battery either....



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:12 PM

I'll take out the coil tomorrow and see if I can find the problem, is there a way to rest it?

How can I tell?  I guess I have to take the flywheel off to see?



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Is it battery ignition or magneto ignition?  If it is battery ignition you can buy a standard coil from an auto parts store for a couple bucks and be good to go.  If it is magneto ignition I think the S7 used a Wico under flywheel mag, if I remember right.

 

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I guess I'll have to take off the flywheel to see which one it is?






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