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#31 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 05:06 PM

Glad you got to have some fun out there :D



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 05:42 PM

Just for comparison here a pic of the same tractor just a few years ago...

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 03:39 PM

I just now noticed that's an old, modified Sears blower mounted on there...I just finished restoring one.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:19 PM

I just now noticed that's an old, modified Sears blower mounted on there...I just finished restoring one.

 

Thanks!

I've been trying to figure out what brand that blower was for a couple weeks now :D

 

Someone was really determined to get that on there. Are all those pulley's and springs part of the sears system?



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:35 PM

I just now noticed that's an old, modified Sears blower mounted on there...I just finished restoring one.

Thx, thats good to know, do you have pics of it?



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 09:02 PM

The Sears pto for the blower is part of the blower, not part of the tractor as one would expect so it's a little overly complex. I can't quite tell from the pics Lance has posted if ALL of the parts were repurposed from a Sears but I can say a lot of them certainly were. Check out my thread below, lots of pics and you can hopefully see what matches and what doesn't. If you need more specific pictures of any part or angle let me know.

http://gardentractor...wer-Restoration
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Posted December 09, 2013 - 06:11 AM

Thanks!

I've been trying to figure out what brand that blower was for a couple weeks now :D

 

Someone was really determined to get that on there. Are all those pulley's and springs part of the sears system?

I'll have to ask him but I expect my uncle likely did the conversion, he was an auto mechanic by trade and was always good at building things, he still has an early '60s Willy's jeep with a front blade I'd like to get my hands on some day too.

 

Theres a small gear reduction box on the oem blower that I dont have but other than that alot of parts do seem to be from the Sears, the drive belt is on the other side of the tractor so mine has a long drive shaft over to the left side of the blower but it uses the same overcenter spring and pulley system to engage it.

 

very nice restoration Walkman, a job well done ;)


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 07:36 AM

Thanks for the kind words lance, I noticed your belt was moved to the other side but couldn't tell if that gearbox was hidden somewhere or not. It does look like he basically used the whole Sears pto, just flipped around. He did a pretty clean job on the conversion!

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Posted December 09, 2013 - 12:52 PM

The gearbox isnt here, but the pulley on the blower is bigger so that would lower the rpm possibly closer to what the gearbox does.

 

When I got the RaM it had a homebuilt plywood cab and there was a push/pull rod from the pto lever back into the cab, which I will remake when I get a new cab built, there just isnt a good place to put one right now.



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Posted December 09, 2013 - 08:16 PM

Nice looking machine.






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