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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2014 - 10:45 PM

I posted in the Bolens forum about a short trip I made to pick up a 1250 large frame. One the way back my brother and I stopped at a local sale barn and I picked this up for $10 which included a milk crate of spare tines. I also picked up these two big Nelson mufflers and a cheap muffler for $15 and while I was there I grabbed a spare set of 23x8.50-12 rear wheels and tires for $5. All in all it was a very enjoyable day and a productive trip. But back to the reason for this post. The Roto-Ette that I picked up seems to be in very good condition other then I think the engine has a stuck valve but that is no biggie. I do need blower housing tin and a flywheel for the engine. Does anybody know what model this Briggs is so that I begin to know where to look ? I am not very familiar with the early Briggs,so I need to learn. Here are some pictures.

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Edited by rustyoldjunk, May 25, 2014 - 12:55 AM.

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 04:41 AM

7 cooling fins on the cylinder barrel, 4 bolt coil, cast iron head, aluminum sump, real late 40's to early 50's model 6.

 

Good looking haul you got there, Bolens looks like a good runner, best of luck.


Edited by trowel, May 25, 2014 - 04:41 AM.

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 05:03 AM

Neat little tiller :thumbs:  I really like those little wheels out front ,,I'm  scratching my head trying to figure out the purpose  is  . It looks like maybe a  rolling stand ?


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Thanks a bunch Trowel,that is the info I need. Alc,you are correct. Its a kick stand on wheels.






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