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#1 Gutkowski OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 11:46 AM

I just got back from picking up my first Bolens ,

I picked it up from a couple who have had it since it was new the bummer is that she sold the mower deck years ago because she said it was to hard to put the deck on when grass cutting season came around so she used it only for casting snow ,

They told me that it had not run for a year or 2 , so when I got her home I drained all the gas out of the tank refilled with fresh gas put the jump starter on her shot some carb cleaner and she fired right up :) .

Everything seems to work great the pto and transmission etc.

Its going to need a new battery and it looks like the shoot handle needs to be longer it interferes with the deck handle when it is fully down .

I was reading some members posts about a hydro system for the lifting of the caster is this something that is still available for the 1050 ?

Would rubbing compound take off the surface rust ?

Is there anything that I am going to definitely going to need for her ?

Thanks and sorry about all the questions a bit excited , I wish it was not raining right now or I would be out there degreasing the entire tractor :)

Thanks in advance ,

Matt-

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 11:49 AM

The specs for the 1050 are

TRA-10-D

Spec 285633

Serial # 4326119


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Nice GT! That TRA-10D motor is a good one!
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Posted October 06, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Great looking tractor! Gotta love the u-joint in the blower shaft... ...They just don't make 'em like they used to...

I'm not a paint/body guy, but I doubt rubbing compound will help with removing much rust, if any. I think it looks good as it sits!
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Posted October 06, 2013 - 12:25 PM

Nice tractor. There is a hydrailic lift on Epay right now. http://www.ebay.com/...=item4613fd55cf I'm not sure if that is complete or working. Check our manuals section for help. I'd just sand and paint the tin with a spray can for now. Once you have it running good and all bugs worked out then think about disassembly and restoration. Did you go to Zagray yesterday? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 01:08 PM

they are pretty good tractors, i have 2 of the 1050s, one has the hydrulic lift and the other one just has a manual lift. you will deffantaly like having the hydro lift if you decide to add that, i love it on mine with lifting the tiller or blower. it'll last you a long time as long as everything is maintained. dont forget a grease fitting up under the tractor by the steering gear, good luck! Justin


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Nice tractor!  ....Too bad about the steering wheel, but it can probably be saved & repaired.


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 06:56 PM

Good looking Machine

Your Tractor is a 1967-1968

These are solid Machines and will last a lifetime if properly maintained. 


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words ,

So i went and did a little clean up on her , degreased her inside and out then tackled the rusty areas of the hood and fenders she needs a few more go's at it but I think I can salvage the paint till the spring when I can do a frame up restoration to get her new again . Has anyone had any luck with a powdercoat finish ?

I changed the oil on her she was a bit low on the stick , I could not find any 20-20w that the instruction book says to use what is the recommended oil for her ?

I also see there is a drain plug in the rear end what weight oil is needed there ?

I degreased the engine compartment and even a few hours later I cant get her to start and she was running fine before that ( still need to get a new battery for her ) , Did I get something wet that I should'nt have ?

The coil wire is a bit weak and brittle is that a standard item I can pickup ?

Also found a pretty big horn under the seat lol

Thanks everyone :)

Matt-

 

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:18 PM

I generally Run 10W-30 in mine

The Transmissions use 90wt Gear oil. (Make sure its not a synthetic gear oil as it will damage the transmission components)

 

Have you checked for spark? 


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:42 PM

I generally Run 10W-30 in mine

The Transmissions use 90wt Gear oil. (Make sure its not a synthetic gear oil as it will damage the transmission components)

 

Have you checked for spark? 

Yes I have spark I used one of those testers with the 3 points and the see through window it was a intermittent type spark kind of strange  .



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:53 PM

Yes I have spark I used one of those testers with the 3 points and the see through window it was a intermittent type spark kind of strange  .

 

Have you opened up the points box to see if they are clean and properly Gaped? 


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 08:46 PM

Have you opened up the points box to see if they are clean and properly Gaped? 

Have not gotten that far into the manual yet lol , How do I become a contributor to the forums ?


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Have not gotten that far into the manual yet lol , How do I become a contributor to the forums ?

 

Hi,

Try here.

http://gardentractor...er-memberships/


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 09:24 PM

Done , Thank you wilberj :)


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