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#16 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 11:27 AM

Great restoration job you got going there, that tractors is going to be a rear head turner.
There's nothing like the satisfaction of bringing Old Iron Back to Life & Out Of Retirement!

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 05:13 PM

That will be a nice machine, I never personally owned a hydro tube frame, but have heard great things about them. I love seeing the "oldies" looking new again and outperforming the newer machines... actually it's enjoyable watching someone's jaw drop when you have to complete a job, because their "expensive" tractor couldn't accomplish the task.


I agree. I always get a chuckle how the people are in shock when I tell them the tractor is 10HP......

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 08:08 PM

That will be a nice machine, I never personally owned a hydro tube frame, but have heard great things about them. I love seeing the "oldies" looking new again and outperforming the newer machines... actually it's enjoyable watching someone's jaw drop when you have to complete a job, because their "expensive" tractor couldn't accomplish the task.


How true is that :D

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 06:28 PM

So once I had the 1256 up off its feet I thought I should make sure the engine runs. The wiring had been completely removed so I needed a wiring diagram. After looking through this and other forums I found that a diagram that was supposed to be for my 1256. The only problem is it was missing the orange wire. Then I found bstrucker's post :beerchug:and the correct diagram.

Here are a couple of boring pics of the wiring as I worked through it. After getting it all wired it would turn over but no spark, :wallbanging:back to the forum. I can't find where I read it but it was suggested the solenoid was not properly grounded, well that was the answer. Now I have an engine that turns over and spark, on to fuel.

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 06:41 PM

You are coming right along on it.

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 06:56 PM

I know this mechanical stuff gets boring when all I am doing is filling you in on what I have already done, but there are other threads that were started to get my problenms resolved at the time.

On to the fuel delivery. The carb had been removed and replaced but not the linkage. I could give it a shot of starting fluid and it would hit so I knew all I needed was good fuel delivery. Again bstrucker came to the recue with some pics of the linkage on the zenith carb:thumbs:. A new temp fuel line some basic adjustments and it fired up.
Now the engine runs but the driveshaft doesn't turn:wallbanging:. My first thought was that the eaton 10 was locked up, so I went back to the guys on the forum to seek advice. It was suggested the bearing on the driveshaft might be seized up, that sounds alot better that the eaton being froze so I took the driveshaft apart and sho nuf thats what it was:bounce:. The Eaton spins as free as can be, although I still don't know if it works.

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 07:56 PM

Looks like its coming right along.
Too bad you didnt find GTT sooner.... I think we got just about all manuals/ parts lists / literature for all tube frame Models :D

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 10:03 PM

cant wait to see it all painted up

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 12:47 AM

Yeah, it seems like there is more interest in the tubeframes on this forum. The other guys real like their large frames. Still I haven't met a bad Bolens lover yet.

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 09:40 AM

Is the dash tower supposed to be bent like this?

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 09:50 AM

Is the dash tower supposed to be bent like this?


No, I am pretty sure the sides are supposed to be straight back. If you do a search for 1053 there are pics of dad's 1053 that I restored for him and if I remember right the sides are straight.

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 10:20 AM

George is correct they should be straight. Someone probly bent it trying to get to a idlear pulley at some time.

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 10:45 AM

I might as well join in too.They are supposed to be straight like has already been said.

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 12:23 PM

:ditto:

The sides are supposed to be straight.

Many times they are bent because people always seem to want to make a quick access hole to the Belt/idler pulley area :wallbanging:

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for the help, now on to hone my bodywork skills which are definately lacking.




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