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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2014 - 10:14 PM

A guy on Facebook had this 1250 Bolens and wanted a twin Briggs vertical engine. I had a old Murray with a 18 HP Briggs twin that runs good,so a few messages back and forth and I loaded last Friday evening for a early Saturday morning 50 mile trip to Terre Haute. He told me had had bought the tractor at a estate auction up by Chicago two years ago,from the original owners family. He said there was a lot of attachments with it but they all sold separately and higher then the tractor so he just bought the tractor. He brought it home and put it in his hed and that is where it has been until I picked it up a week ago. One front tire was completely off the rim and the other had been flat so long the it would not come back to shape. He,my brother,and I along with a come a long got it loaded. On the trip back we stopped at the Rockville  sale barn where I bought more goodies,but that is or another area of the forum. I got the 1250 home and the next day ran to Big R to pick up a couple of 5.70x5-8 tubes.I put the tubes in and got the factory front tires back on it,but the gas tank is another story. It has epoxy all over it but I found that one of my smaller 2 gallon gas can fits almost perfectly and with the lid and a broken off nozzle the gas line fits snugly into it. The rear wheels were loaded with calcium chloride and one wheel was ate up bad enough that it was leaking pretty good. I just happen to have another set of rear wheels off a 1250 so I broke down the tire and put it on a good wheel.He said that it ran when he put it in the shed,so I looked it over checked the oil put some gas in it,pulled the choke and throttle (after putting a battery in it) and the old Wisconsin fired right up and just purrs. It started running rough after a test ride and I thought carb so I put some Seafoam in the gas but I noticed as I was turning it over with the hood up a spark arcing,on closer inspection both the negative positive terminals on coil were loose. A quick tighten and the Wisconsin was purring again. This tractor is in very nice condition overall and looks to have always been kept inside. It runs and drives nice and even charges the battery by the gauge. It is missing the left foot pedal and the drawbar hitch. So I will be on the lookout for those and I would also like to find a 3 point and a mowing deck. Ok I have rattled on enough,here are the pictures.

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Posted May 24, 2014 - 10:25 PM

It looks really good Jim, very nice 1250 indeed. :thumbs:


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 06:02 AM

The Bolens is real nice. The pic with it next to the Simplicity makes me chuckle because it reminds me of 1969 when it was Harley vs Honda that I was thinking. Both were very good but very different. A very close call on a Triumph made me decide on Chevys. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted May 25, 2014 - 06:50 AM

nice looking 1250. won't be long and i will be searching for one to add to the fleet


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 06:56 AM

Very nice. A tractor found on Facebook! Maybe there is some good in Facebook after all. 


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 07:03 AM

Nice 1250. The old Wisconsin sound very nice with running.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 07:36 AM

Looks good, I like the 1250, the hood design makes them sit proud looking. Once I get a little more involved & parts put back together I think a Bolens might be my next choice.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Nice find, rustyoldjunk. Good luck with the restore.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Great score!
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Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Other then the repaint she is a nice looking tractor.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:33 AM

The Bolens is real nice. The pic with it next to the Simplicity makes me chuckle because it reminds me of 1969 when it was Harley vs Honda that I was thinking. Both were very good but very different. A very close call on a Triumph made me decide on Chevys. Good Luck, Rick

Rick the two are very interesting to compare,late 60's super GT and late 80's super GT. They are very different mannered machines.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Very nice. A tractor found on Facebook! Maybe there is some good in Facebook after all. 

Brian this is one of several I have bought,sold,or traded off the Facebook GT groups.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Other then the repaint she is a nice looking tractor.

Wilberj, I am thinking it is a 68 but what is an easy way to tell the year,for sure ?


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Wilberj, I am thinking it is a 68 but what is an easy way to tell the year,for sure ?

 

 

I say its a 67 or a early 68 with the lift lever that is on it. 






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