I am new to Bolens tractor world and just got a HT20 tractor this weekend - it needs some work - not running.
I can not find any ID tags on the tractor for serial # - it does the Sundstrand hydro
Of course the upper heat shield on engine is missing so I can't get engine serial number but I think it is a Kohler 532, at least that is what it should be - correct?
I do have a few questions on different issues:
The plastic dash is broken, where the throttle should be, corner completely missing with throttle.
Question - Where can I find one of these?
As I said earlier the upper heat shield is missing.
Question - Where can I find one of those or do I bend a shape one myself?
A PO, at some point has really messed up the carb. I think there should be an adjustment screw on top of the carb but it is missing and the jet / orifice is beat up. If there is supposed to be a plug there someone has tried to screw something into the hole as a plug because there is a very faint sign of threads.
Question - Do you think this carb can be repaired? If not are there replacement units available?
The coil is cracked - actually broken, held in place by hose clamp.
Question - Where to find one?
I can push the tractor with the freewheel valve closed.
Question - Why, what could be wrong, best case / worst case? What should I check first?
I wish now that I had taken some pictures before I started disassembling the tractor. I have removed the hood, seat pan, gas tank / battery tray and some engine tin. I really want to put this machine back together as best as I can. I am really impressed by the way these tractors were built.
Sorry for such a long post, I have so many questions, want to do much more, I'm afraid, than my budget will allow. May have more than I can handle for a beginner.
Thanks in advance