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#1 Likesspace OFFLINE  

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Posted May 21, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Okay, other than the throttle cable I'm calling this project DONE!

 

One of the members here is fixing me up with a new throttle cable and control, (Thanks Bolens!) and then I'll have this DB completely ready to work in style. 

 

I still have to do all of the implements but that will be a project that I'll spread throughout the summer and winter. I wanted to get the tractor finished as quickly as possible but the implements can be dealt with more slowly and I'm sure I will enjoy the project more because of that fact. 

 

Like I've posted before I did not set out to get a perfect restoration on this tractor. I simply wanted to dress her up a little.

This one will be earning her keep in the gardens so I didn't see any sense in doing a total and perfect restoration.

 

All in all I'm happy with how she turned out.

She might be 60 years old but with a little makeup I think she looks pretty.

 

Anyway, for your viewing enjoyment........

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#2 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted May 21, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Looking good!

The cable is all made up and ready to go :thumbs:


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Holy Crap, Bolens! That was fast!

Thank you!


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 08:25 PM

That is a nice looking tractor!    :thumbs:


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Right smart looking walker. You've given her more than makeup, it's a total facelift.
Thanks for the pics, looking forward to seeing her work.
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Posted May 21, 2014 - 09:35 PM

VSTROM803.......

 

I also wanted to thank you for the heads up on the color scheme. I wasn't able to find the red you told me about but the fern green for the wheels was pretty much a perfect match for the original paint I had on my wheels. I settled for IH/CASE red but in my opinion getting the green color right is what makes these tractors. Most of the DB wheel weights I've seen were painted red which I'm sure was probably the original color. I decided to paint these with the green color simply because, (call me crazy), I like the red and green color scheme. When painting the weights red it hides a lot of the green and I didn't want to do that. I'm still considering painting the axles the same silver color as the clutch wheel. I'm not totally sure that I want to do it but I think it might look good.


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 09:42 PM

Boy, it sure turned out nicely !! :thumbs: I like the green on the weights, :worshippy1: right or wrong it makes the tractor really look good !! :rocker2:


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Looks good..!! I just noticed the engine pulley. Looks rather big, and wondering about ground speed... I prefer a smaller pulley to slow the ground speed, especially for cultivating. Guess you'll just have to try it and see.


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 05:33 AM

I have a hooded DB under a tarp , seeing yours  is a good inspiration for me to get going on mine


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 05:51 AM

YEA MAN, FINE LOOKING DB WHOEVER DESIGNED THOSE HOODS SHOULD HAVE DESIGNED CARS TO CAN YOU IMAGINE.
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Posted May 22, 2014 - 07:31 AM

Looks great! I always loved the kick-stands.


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 08:15 AM

Very nice, you can be proud of that one.


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Thanks guys....

 

DJ54.....I'm really not sure if I have the right size pulley on mine or not. It is an aluminum replacement pulley that was on the tractor when I bought it.

I do know that at full throttle you have to walk pretty fast to keep up with it but at about half throttle it's perfectly manageable. 

 

I'm honestly considering going to a smaller pulley so that the motor can run a little faster.

I've always figured  that a "splash" lubricated engine probably needs to run a little faster to lubricate properly.



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Posted May 22, 2014 - 01:00 PM


 

I'm honestly considering going to a smaller pulley so that the motor can run a little faster.

I've always figured  that a "splash" lubricated engine probably needs to run a little faster to lubricate properly.

 

The size of a pulley will not make the engine run faster or slower internally......



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Posted May 22, 2014 - 01:52 PM

Bolens....

 

Sometimes I don't make myself very clear. :-)

 

I was saying that right now I am running the motor barely above an idle so that the ground speed is not too fast.

By putting on a smaller pulley I should be able to run the motor at a higher rpm without having the ground speed of the tractor too fast.

 

Hopefully that's a little better explanation. 


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