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Posted December 29, 2010 - 06:01 PM

Then most likely my tractor is an early 1965 model, possibly a later 1964. Thanks Brian!

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 06:08 PM

I don't know what Bush hog did with their engines, but I do know in the majority of Bolens I have researched the wisconsin engines that were used were dated 1 year earlier than when the actual model came out

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 06:27 PM

Late comer again. Thanks for the pictures Dan! That does look like it was a nice trip! Great find on the Hog too! We have a diner locally that is just like that one. The scenery around that one is MUCH nicer though!

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 06:56 PM

I had hope to get her running so I could drive it off, then into the shop. I did get it started, but the float needle wasn't shutting off the fuel, so she flooded badly. Before I put fuel in the tank, she would run fine with little spurts of carb cleaner sprayed into the intake. Ran nice on carb spray & NO smoke! So I rolled it off, then pushed it to the shop. I have learned that the clutch isn't stuck, and the brakes even work great. I now have the carb off & apart, soaking in a gallon can of Berryman carb cleaner. The bowl gasket is hard as a brick, so I cut a new one from gasket material. Other than some hardened gunk inside the carb, and some in the jets, the carb is in super shape. I got the jets & passages opened easily & could have put it back together tonight, but opted for a good soaking to get it really clean. It never pays to rush things.
The throttle & choke cables were almost locked, but still moved just a bit. So they came off too for a good loosening up. They're ready to put back on. I will have it driving over the weekend. Before it flooded out, I did get to drive it a whole 3 or 4' !!
I think the engine is a winner, as well as the drivetrain, but I'll be sure once she's under full power. This purchase was a good one!

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 07:11 PM

Thats great to hear Daniel!

Those wisconsins are like the energizer bunny LOL They keep going and going

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 07:13 PM

When I took the intake off, it looked like new in & around the intake valve area....clean as a whistle.

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 07:37 PM

Yep that's how my TRA-10D looked after sitting for who knows how long

(The one I bought at the flea market)

These engines amaze me

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 06:49 AM

Sounds like things are going to clean up nicely for you on the powerplant end!! That is always a good thing,
Tough to kill a Wisconsin short of running with low/no oil.
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Posted December 31, 2010 - 03:27 PM

Took her for a drive today. I think I have the carb fuel level too low though, so carb will come apart once more. Transmission, steering, & all work great too. Have an issue with the voltage regulator. If I manually contact the points inside it, it charges fine, so it's not the Delco start/gen.



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Posted December 31, 2010 - 03:48 PM

That sounds pretty good on the video.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 04:05 PM

That sounds pretty good on the video.


Yes, but has to have a touch of choke. I think raising the float level will take care of it.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 04:21 PM

That sounds really good Dan! You got a great deal on this one! I'm sure that you'll get the carb issues straightened out soon enough.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 04:32 PM

That S7-D sounds nice :bounce:

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 06:05 PM

Sounds good!

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 10:16 PM

Thats sounds great! Is that a beel housing connected to the engine? do these have an auto style clutch?




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