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Posted January 09, 2011 - 10:17 AM

Is it an S-7D or S-8D?


yes id plate is there 187-01 i believe....s7d

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 10:20 AM

With the Id plate being there I am 100% sure you have a 1963 Bolens 800 :bounce:

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 10:31 AM

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 11:55 AM

The engine is a little more rusty than I first thought.

I think the only thing to do is take it all apart and see what you can do to clean it up.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 12:08 PM

got everything but valves and valve springs out(they move freely though)....the piston has a crack at the bottom of the skirt which might be because it fell out of my hands and fell on the floor.......:wallbanging: anyways, it didnt matter though because above the top compression ring there is very heavy scoring/grooves in it which might be from removing it....rings are really good....didnt closly look at crank yet....cam appears ok same with governor although it looks rusty. Rod and rod bearings look good, i will take more pics for yous after i eat lunch here, the cylinder is rusty, but it reminds me of ice and also like some of the orange rtv is stuck in there too, can i still hone it with that in there? I think it would come out put i didnt want to use a wire brush or nothing.....so far though looks like new piston and rings.....did i mention this is my first rebuild too.........

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 12:56 PM

I'd try and get that orange stuff out first before honing.
Maybe someone else here will have some better advice than me....

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:08 PM

got everything but valves and valve springs out(they move freely though)....the piston has a crack at the bottom of the skirt which might be because it fell out of my hands and fell on the floor.......:wallbanging: anyways, it didnt matter though because above the top compression ring there is very heavy scoring/grooves in it which might be from removing it....rings are really good....didnt closly look at crank yet....cam appears ok same with governor although it looks rusty. Rod and rod bearings look good, i will take more pics for yous after i eat lunch here, the cylinder is rusty, but it reminds me of ice and also like some of the orange rtv is stuck in there too, can i still hone it with that in there? I think it would come out put i didnt want to use a wire brush or nothing.....so far though looks like new piston and rings.....did i mention this is my first rebuild too.........


Nascar, Iwould callaround and see if you can find a automotivemachine shop, have them fit your new piston to the block. They will be able to tell you how big your new piston will need to be.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 04:49 PM

Nascar, Iwould callaround and see if you can find a automotivemachine shop, have them fit your new piston to the block. They will be able to tell you how big your new piston will need to be.
Brian

Can i still get a new piston for this thing....i dont even know if i can use the block yet.....i do have another bolens engine but the plate is missing....as well as the points....not sure which is cheaper.....i dont even know if this other engine runs.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 04:55 PM

The majority of the parts are still avaiable

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 05:13 PM

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 05:28 PM

Looks like you can get it running with some labor and parts, but you'll have to decide how much money you want to put into her.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 06:00 PM

I love this bolens, i dont even know what i want to spend, i just remembered the 1050 resto too, but really that could wait till spring so it warms up for paint....this on the other hand could be done whenever, so not sure yet......im working on cleaning up parts right now, the pic of the starter gen is after it melted lol, and was cleaned really well and it seems to be ok, but im not sure if it works.

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Posted January 10, 2011 - 05:14 AM



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Posted January 10, 2011 - 06:04 AM

The tractor looks to be in decent shape.
The wisconsins are fairly easy to take apart and put together. When you get close to putting together let us know. A few guys on here have rebuilt our wisconsins and we should be able to walk you through it.

You do have the Manual downloaded right?.
I know its for the TR/TRA series but many of the parts are still the same and it should still be of some help to you.

Do you have a valve spring Compressor? If you do then It will be fairly easy. If you dont you will have to try and compress the spring with some other tools (screwdriver..ect..) Watch out for the keepers. They sometimes fall out when your compressing the spring. The keepers hold the valves in place.

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Posted January 10, 2011 - 06:08 AM

Check these 2 threads out. They may be of some help to you:

http://gardentractor...tion-296/page3/


http://gardentractor...ir-1050-a-1364/
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