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#1 JohnWR ONLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Well i'm at it again and it is really for the last time for me to day i went down to meet NJKen and i was able to purchase his very first 1886 and Power angle blade It's a 1886-04. I just want to thank ken as it was an absolute pleasure to deal with him and he has such a nice collection of large frames. So with the current market i feel i did alright i paid 400 for the 1886 and 150 for the blade. I am sure i will be asking a lot of questions.

 

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Edited by JohnWR, June 29, 2014 - 07:41 PM.

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:56 PM

Looks like you got a danged nice tractor there :thumbs:


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 07:08 PM

Good deal and I see that the 1886 has the wide front tires, also looks like new springs on the blade.

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 07:23 PM

Thanks everyone my only wish it had the oem muffler as i think they look awesome but at 450 i think im gonna pass lol. Tomorrow i am going to get new fuel lines and filter and remove the tins and clean the motor off and bring some life back into this old girl.


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 08:31 PM

Congrats on the new to you 1886. They are an awesome looking GT, imo.

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 08:56 PM

It was very nice meeting you John. Sorry I was so rushed. As you could see I had 3 dozen things going on. Had to get stuff done today because I'm leaving at dawn tomorrow to go start a job near Washington DC.

I ALMOST wasn't going to sell you that one. It was my first large from with the Kohler twin. I believe I bought that in 2002 or 2003. Drove to Rochester NY to get it.
It's not the prettiest 1886 out there, but it always ran great for me. As you saw it fired rite up with a little gas in the carb and a good battery.

I'm glad you're happy with it.
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Posted June 28, 2014 - 09:05 PM

It was very nice meeting you John. Sorry I was so rushed. As you could see I had 3 dozen things going on. Had to get stuff done today because I'm leaving at dawn tomorrow to go start a job near Washington DC.

I ALMOST wasn't going to sell you that one. It was my first large from with the Kohler twin. I believe I bought that in 2002 or 2003. Drove to Rochester NY to get it.
It's not the prettiest 1886 out there, but it always ran great for me. As you saw it fired rite up with a little gas in the carb and a good battery.

I'm glad you're happy with it.

 

I know hoe attached to this one you are but it's in a good place she will be well taken care of. Though i have to say your wife was pretty happy to see that and the blade go lol.


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 09:13 PM

That's quite a brute of a GT!



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Posted June 28, 2014 - 09:47 PM

I know hoe attached to this one you are but it's in a good place she will be well taken care of. Though i have to say your wife was pretty happy to see that and the blade go lol.


The blade ? The tractor as well !! Lol with all the stuff I've sold in the past few weeks, she's been dancing in the streets.

But you saw just how much stuff I have, and not ONCE has she ever bit ched about anything I've brought home. She's the most easiest going maintenance free women that I've ever known. That's why we get along so well.
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Posted June 28, 2014 - 11:15 PM

Large frames sure are impressive machines. Looks like you got a good one!

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 04:51 PM

Thank everyone so i removed the shields and cleaned the motor replaced the fuel line and filter and she roared right to life. I washed it and only found a few issues that need to be addressed other than fluid changes. The one that i need help with is the hydro fan is missing it has a 2 piece drive shaft for reference.



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:08 PM

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:29 PM

That's a great looking Bolens.  Congratulations on your big tractor.



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Those are nice machines,the 2 piece driveshaft is the best of the driveshafts,good luck with it,my first large frame was also an 1886,I miss the old girl



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Posted June 30, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Congrats on your new machine the 1886 is a great tractor.






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