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#1 rriecker OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 11:33 PM

Here is my latest purchse, a Bolens Power-Ho Deluxe.  Does anyone know where I can find new decals? 

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 11:41 PM

She dont look in to bad of shape.



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 03:02 AM

Here is my latest purchse, a Bolens Power-Ho Deluxe.  Does anyone know where I can find new decals? 

What are your plans for the Power-Ho?  What hp is it?  Cool walk behind.



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 03:10 AM

Don't look like it would be to bad to get all fixed up!

What is the model number on the tag?



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 05:52 AM

Nice! I really like the front end styling on those. Does it run?



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 07:30 AM

Nice Find!

 

I dont know if anyone makes the correct decals for this model yet.

 

Should be a 2.5 HP I believe



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:43 AM

Nice find.

Go to a "custon sign shop" if you don't find any decals. They can make anything you want, but may be pricy.

I see you are new here, so :welcome:



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Great find! That's a less common bolens walk behind I don't believe that many of those sold because the versa matic drive became so much more poplar There is a guy in Canada that restored one of these tractors I believe he had decals made for his I can asks him if he had any extras made

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 01:46 PM

I have gotten Power Ho and implement decals from Hank Watkins up in Wisconsin. Unfortunately he does not do email or Internet, but he used to advertise in the classifieds in LAGT magazine.



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 09:56 PM

I got in touch with the guy about those decals he is in Florida till may but said he thinks he has some at home said he will let me know when he gets back home. I don't think Hank has that style decal

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Thanks all!  I bought this at an auction of a guy who was my Grandfather's friend from high school.  He used it so sow fertilizer between corn rows and then disc it in.  If it wasn't for the burn spots on the hood, I probably wouldn't restore it...it is a Model FBO


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 11:02 PM

Also, I haven't had it running yet, but it shouldn't take long!!! ....It will be nice company for my other 24 Walk Behinds....



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Posted March 31, 2014 - 03:48 AM

 

Also, I haven't had it running yet, but it shouldn't take long!!! ....It will be nice company for my other 24 Walk Behinds....

 

Dang,    24 Walk Behinds   Maybe you could treat us to some pictures of a few of your other tractors? Please



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Posted March 31, 2014 - 06:21 AM

...it is a Model FBO

 

Are you sure?

 

Bolens made a model 15FB in 1954, 1955, & 1956, but I never heard of a model FBO. 

 

The nameplate should say something like 15FB-01 or 15FB-02.

 

According to some Bolens paperwork (not always 100% accurate) your tractor should be equipped with a 2-1/2 hp B&S model # 81302 with type # 493537.

 

Edit:  This is another case where Bolens printed information is not always accurate!

 

After doing some cross-checking, the B&S model #81302 engines were not manufactured until July 1958, and continued until 1970.  ...These were ALUMINUM block engines.

 

So, your Bolens Power Ho should be equipped with a  B&S model 8.

 

Can you please post the Model, Type, and Serial numbers of your B&S engine?


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 08:24 AM

I don't think Hank has that style decal

You may be right about Hank and that style hood decal. My 2 Power Ho DeLuxe's just have "Power Ho" on the hood instead of calling out the full model name.







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