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#181 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 02:59 PM

Actually I'm a day late in leaving for Ben's place to pick it up, and may not leave until tomorrow,

 

Combination of tall grass, the Sickle-Mo needing maintenance, followed by the 1250 throwing  the starter belt about 1/2 way through, which means you have to remove the PTO belts, but the front mount of the mower covers up the bolts that hold on the bottom shield of the PTO belts, which has to be removed before you can get the belts off....

 

This is too much like actual WORK!

 

Sounds like you need some OEM style belts! :poke:


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:13 PM

Let's see if I can make Dave come see me any faster.

 

:D

 

Here it is in all its finished glory:

 

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:21 PM

I'd say he's on the road already!  Great work Ben!   :thumbs:


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:22 PM

NICE!!!!!

That turned out great Ben


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:36 PM

WOW !!! looks so good :thumbs: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Great work!  Makes me want to get out in the garage!  Either that or just send a bunch of stuff to you for fixing.


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Fantastic! Well worth the $30,000 you're charging him.


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:53 PM

NICE!!!!!

That turned out great Ben

 

There's some Bolens Parts and Supplies parts on that rig, so you get some credit too.  :wave:

 

Great work!  Makes me want to get out in the garage!  Either that or just send a bunch of stuff to you for fixing.

 

You sending a Waterloo to me will be the only way I'll ever see one since I think you are buying almost every single one there is.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Fantastic! Well worth the $30,000 you're charging him.

 

I don't know where you pulled that number from, but you're off a couple grand.

 

I didn't say which direction, but you are off....

 

:rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

 

Actually, in all seriousness, we got this done pretty well "economically" for a machine with hydraulic hoses going every which way and all sorts of customizations. 

 

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 09:01 PM

Ben, You did a GREAT job on the resto !! That thing looks like new !! :thumbs:


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 09:19 PM

Wow, that looks great!
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Posted June 24, 2014 - 09:19 PM

Looks great.


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 09:45 PM

Looks great.

 

Thanks for bring the forklift attachment back, Willie.  I agree with what you said, it really does look better on the tractor than off and in your living room.

 

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 09:49 PM

Looks good, Ben. I'd think if it isn't picked up at the appointed hour it should be up for grabs. One question on the exhaust. Is there a 90* elbow that would fit to keep trhe exhaust off the paint on the side of the hood? Maybe there's more clearance than there looks in the pics??


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Looks good, Ben. I'd think if it isn't picked up at the appointed hour it should be up for grabs. One question on the exhaust. Is there a 90* elbow that would fit to keep trhe exhaust off the paint on the side of the hood? Maybe there's more clearance than there looks in the pics??

 

Good points there, Doug.  I did think about it, but it is actually in the same place the original muffler would have been (albeit the original might have been a few inches longer).  There is about 4 inches of clearance between the pipe and the hood. 

 

I'll let Dave decide if he wants an exhaust elbow.  Almost every good auto parts store has a selection.  If it begins to build up some soot on that pretty white paint, we'll deal with it then. 

 

The worst spot for heat is as the end where the 4 bolts tie the muffler to the engine manifold.  It was enough to shrink wrap the decals into the paint after I ran the tractor for awhile. 

 

Ben W.


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