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The Year of my 1050's TRA12D Replacement Engine!?!?!?!?!


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#1 Nascar3244888 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 06:43 AM

Serial Number Found!
Produced Year: 1985
Produced Month: October
Engine Model: W2-1230/35/50

What tractor would this engine have came on? This is the engine thats in my 1050. tractors 023.jpg

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 08:43 AM

I have a feeling that this engine may have not even been in a Bolens prior to the swap. Bolens was pretty much done using Wisconsin's in the 80's.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 08:49 AM

The thing that has me puzzled is in your picture you can see where the points box once was. On the TRA12D's I have seen there is no points box molded into the block.

You may have an engine with parts from many engines....

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 08:55 AM

I have a feeling that this engine may have not even been in a Bolens prior to the swap. Bolens was pretty much done using Wisconsin's in the 80's.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 10:42 AM

If we look at posts 1-4 and throw away the rest...I think it makes sense :rofl2:

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 12:21 PM

If we look at posts 1-4 and throw away the rest...I think it makes sense :rofl2:


In the interest of the original post, I deleted all the confusing stuff I caused. Sorry for the confusion Nascar!

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 03:53 PM

Thats what im confused about, i was thinking that maybe it was a new engine at the time and he used pieces from the 10d that was in it to complete the engine, it has a fuel pump though too and my 10d i have at home doesnt, so maybe thats....from wisonsin? I think the job was done properly and stuff but i was in so many words in a "wow" state when I seen the year of manufacture lol, I wish I had more info about the tractor from the owner that had this done or did it themself. Maybe back in the 80's or so when this was done parts were probably more readily available but still even say it was done at that time the tractor was already 20years old, but at the same time Bolens was still Bolens and parts maybe were actually availble......I wish I could find the owner......

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 04:02 PM

I have seen wisconsin engines that are green like mine, actually a 2 cyl one....Is it possible the engine maybe was new? Did they make the 12D in the 80's......I have so many questions lol

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 04:07 PM

I have seen a few Green engines in other Bolens as well... I really dont know why they are painted like that....

The Wisconsin's had a fuel pump as an option that you could buy extra.
The points box has got me thinking.... What if the engine is actually a Tra-10D and someone just put on a different shroud on and added the solid state ignition...

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 04:11 PM

I have seen a few Green engines in other Bolens as well... I really dont know why they are painted like that....

The Wisconsin's had a fuel pump as an option that you could buy extra.
The points box has got me thinking.... What if the engine is actually a Tra-10D and someone just put on a different shroud on and added the solid state ignition...



Pulling the head & checking bore & stroke would answer that one!

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 04:15 PM

Pulling the head & checking bore & stroke would answer that one!


Good thinking !

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 04:19 PM

Good thinking !


Well, it's after 10am, so I'm thinking straight now! LOL

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 04:22 PM

Well, it's after 10am, so I'm thinking straight now! LOL


LMAO :rofl2:

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 07:05 PM

The green color is a factory Wisconsin color maybe the new engine was orderd from Wisconsin it self.

When bolens ordered engins from Wisconsin thay came in a lite blue/gray or a green and bolens painted them to the color thay needed.
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Posted December 20, 2010 - 05:21 AM

i dont know if this makes a difference or not but i just replaced the head gasket with a tra12d one from tube frames.com i didnt put the vids up on youtube yet but they are the next set of vids i will be putting up. The gasket fit perfectly and was the same size as the old one does that make a difference?????




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