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#1 MyBolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 08:42 AM

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone.

 

First, a quick thank you and remembrance to all that served our military. Especially to those that gave all.

 

Yesterday was a road trip day to Newville, PA. About 70 miles from my home. I had found a Craigslist offer on a 1050 w/mower deck and snowthrower. Well, it's no beauty but, it has a good motor; a TRA-10D. Just what I need for my 1053.

 

The deck needs some work and the snowthrower turns free. A little cleaning up and a few parts and I think I'm in business.

 

Yeah, yeah. I know. So here are some pics.

 

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Now to start the 'heart' transplant to the 1053.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 08:45 AM

I would imagine that you can part out what you have left and make several more $20 bills!


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Wow, nice buy.
See, there are still good, fair deals out there.
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Posted May 25, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Not bad, looks a little toasty in some spots.

Appears this was sitting near the edge of a field or woods?

 

Tractor should be a 1969 if all the components are original.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Not bad, looks a little toasty in some spots.

Appears this was sitting near the edge of a field or woods?

 

Tractor should be a 1969 if all the components are original.

History is used on one farm since new, passed from grandfather to father to son (now in his 40's) and then his kids. The kids used it to haul around the farm like it was an ATV. Then sat for 5 years in an open face shelter.

Deck and snowthrower just has surface rust. Very solid. Mandrels will need work/cleaning. Got a box of parts to finish the process. As for the tractor, starter/generator seems very stiff. Bearings? All else seems working so far. Engine turns by hand and you can feel compression. Tires may need tubes. Free pin housing on the right axle is broken. Hose clamp repair has been done to keep the pin in place.

Well, time to get this stuff off the trailer and start working on the transplant to the 1053.  :)


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 02:42 PM

That's a pretty good way to spend a hundred.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Good deal it is nice to have those extra parts.


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Finally got around to pulling out the motor. I went to drain the oil before giving it a degreaser bath, but, ran into a stuck, rounded off oil plug. Well, vise grips didn't work after soaking with PBlaster. Tried cutting a screw slot with a Dremel tool. Good slot but the screwdriver just broke away more of the plug. Dremel again to flatten the surface and now drilling with a left handed drill bit to use an extractor. The extractor is in but, the plug isn't budging. More PBlaster. Still isn't budging. I'm afraid I will break the extractor if I put any more torque to it.

 

Any suggestions?


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 06:12 AM

Maybe some heat.  If not carefully drill it out to the threads and tap it.  You will probably want to pull the pan to get out the metal shavings if you decide to drill and tap it.


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 08:46 AM

Unfortunately, there isn't any pan to pull. Plug is in the cast iron.

 

 

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Posted June 02, 2014 - 04:16 PM

 hope you had good luck with the easy out, if not, just drill and tap to the next larger pipe thread. i have done this on single cylinder kohlers and onan twins for customers.

 

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Posted June 03, 2014 - 01:39 PM

After switching the kind of extractor I was using I finally got it out. Used a straight shaft tapered extractor, a few taps of the hammer to seat it, twist and out it came. I think the spiral type was pushing outward causing the threads to bind even more.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Now that the new brass plug is in I started the cleaning and degreasing. Pulled the shroud away from the flywheel and removed a huge clump of hay; possibly a home for the meeses. Cleaned out caked in dirt and gunk in the cooling fins and behind the flywheel and the pulley.

 

It'll be tomorrow when I get back to it. I'll get pics in the morning.



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Posted June 24, 2014 - 11:58 PM

I would imagine that you can part out what you have left and make several more $20 bills!

Looking at the photos I see half dozen parts I could use.  Head light mounts, seat, PTO housing & assembly, Transmission & rear end.  Whoops I mean 1/2 the tractor.  :D Too bad so many miles between us.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Looking at the photos I see half dozen parts I could use.  Head light mounts, seat, PTO housing & assembly, Transmission & rear end.  Whoops I mean 1/2 the tractor.  :D Too bad so many miles between us.

 

Hey Alberta Bolens,

Just now seeing your post. That 1050 just got about 30 miles closer to you. Did some horse trading for a Sears 3-pt Cat. 0 cultivator and plow. But, I believe the trader is wanting the same parts as you.

 

If I come across anything in your direction I give ya a shout. Good luck.






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