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#16 Bruce Dorsi OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Bolens 1000 (Brian) is correct (as usual) !!

 

The tractor was originally equipped with a 6 horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine having a Model # 142302 and Type # 0198-01.

 

The B&S engine numbers should be found stamped into a square plate attached to the rear of the engine's cooling fins, if that is the original engine.  ....Later B&S engines had the numbers stamped into the sheet-metal housing near the carburetor mounting.

 

As shown in the picture Brian posted, your Bolens was originally painted gold in color.

 

For a 52 year old tractor, it looks like it is still in good condition!


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Posted February 24, 2014 - 05:25 PM

good pick'ns there, it's hard to find them here that complete :thumbs:


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 03:50 PM

You Guys are amazing. :wave:  :wave:  :wave: Has anyone out there got a color code for this. I can see its a gold color of sorts. Is the manual that is offered got any of this info in? I dont have the cutter deck. Would that have been and option insted of the cylinder cutter that I do have? I have access to vinyl advertising but need good Pictures of the logos and service stickers... or are these still available?



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 05:44 PM

The gold has metallic flake added to the paint.

I have not looked for a replacement to this color yet so I cant give you any codes for paint.

Do you have pictures of the "Cylinder cutter" deck your referring to?

 

Decals for these early models are not stocked by anyone as far as I know.


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 05:59 PM

Just going by pictures posted on the web, Oldsmobile Engine Gold is a very close match.


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 06:06 PM

Uhhh Doc, looking at the decals, isn't that a pic of a '63?

 

As for the 'cylinder cutter', I think our overseas friends use that term for what we call a reel mower.

 

canadasker, is this what you are talking about?

 

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Posted February 26, 2014 - 06:17 PM

Uhhh Doc, looking at the decals, isn't that a pic of a '63?

 

The picture is out of a 1963 brochure but these decals were used in both Late 62' and 63'

 

The tractor in this thread is a early 62'  and had the decals below:

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Posted February 26, 2014 - 07:47 PM

AH HA...so is there a SN break on the decal change, or is it another 'best guess' like a lot of "things Bolens"  :D :D :D


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 08:42 PM

I too think that Oldsmobile engine gold is a close match. It is a metallic. I sometimes wonder if Bolens didn't use commercially available colors that other folks were using on things like engines or other equipment, instead of having their own custom mixed colors.


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Hey guys this is great that you keep feeding the pot with info. Sorry about the machine terms I don't get to use english to often in my daily life. Your correct Old Buzzard its a reel mower. I have a tiller as well never seen it attached though so I dont know if its a front mount or a back. My next concern,,, and your gonna love this.... If dont think I will be to sucessful going to an European automotive garage or supplier and asking " hey guys got any Gold, metallic Oldsmobile engine paint lyin around???  :D I think I will keep diggin.

Cheers guys and thanks again.



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Posted February 27, 2014 - 11:16 AM

At least here in the states, most autobody/paint stores have extensive reference materials, even if they don't have the paint in stock. It is usually custom mixed anyway based on the information contained in the reference materials. If you go that route, you need to have them look up the gold engine paint from the same era as your tractor.



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Posted February 27, 2014 - 02:33 PM

Then we need to find out what paint supplier the auto parts store 'NAPA' uses here in the states and what you have available in Denmark. This is the NAPA paint code for Oldsmobile Engine Gold: GoldInmont Q51N048

 

These are the others I could find:

 

Ditzler   DDL 24149       
   

Dupont  5309


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 04:48 AM

totally naked.jpg nothin but the bones.jpg motor Id tag.jpg Thanks cat385b. thats going to be a big help. :D I have the tractor completely appart and sanded lightly under the fenders. I can see the colour slightly peek through.



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Posted March 02, 2014 - 08:19 AM

 

Thank you for posting the B&S engine numbers!

 

My memory said the engine should be a model 143302, but the printed info from Bolens says it was a model 142302 with a type # 0198-01.

 

Your 6-digit type number (502830) was correct for that time period.  ....Later B&S engines used a 4-digit type number with a "- " followed by a 2-digit suffix.

 

I believe this once again proves not all printed info supplied by Bolens is correct.


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