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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:06 PM

First time I have shown at Portland and it was great. Meet lots of great people. Made a lot of friends. Bought a lot of stuff. Other than the weather it couldn't have been better. Thanks very much for putting it together (gunstuff1000).  Listed below is some of the stuff I brought home.

 

 

Bought a good running power ho with the sickle mower.

A pretty rough gardener for cheap

A really nice early flat handle bar gardener. Got a set of steel wheels to go along with it. (thanks again gunstuff1000).

And to top it all of a Wizard walk behind.

 

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:13 PM

Great finds Bob it was nice to see both you and the girlfriend I never got her name by the way. 

 

Were that Wizard tern up from!


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:15 PM

Awesome finds!!!

 

I have first dibs on the Wizard if you ever need to sell it!!!!!


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:21 PM

Tell me about the Wizard!  It looks remarkably Bolen-y, to coin that word.

 

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:27 PM

Tell me about the Wizard!  It looks remarkably Bolen-y, to coin that word.

 

Ben W.

 

It is, its a Bolens with different colors and name plate :D Sold by Western Auto

 

They also did this with the Ride-a-Matics as well.

They are not too comon to find in once piece now a days.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:21 PM

Great finds Bob, would like to make it there one of these days.



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 09:49 PM

It is, its a Bolens with different colors and name plate :D Sold by Western Auto

 

They also did this with the Ride-a-Matics as well.

They are not too comon to find in once piece now a days.

 

They must have moved quite a few to justify casting the Wizard name on the grill.  Die changes are never cheap. 

 

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Posted August 25, 2014 - 08:15 AM

So you are off to see the Wizard



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Posted August 25, 2014 - 08:22 AM

They must have moved quite a few to justify casting the Wizard name on the grill.  Die changes are never cheap. 

 

Ben W.

 

I'm not sure, but those front grilles may have been cast in sand molds.

 

Can anyone advise if the castings were very smooth, or if they had a "pebbled" surface ?


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 09:09 AM

I'm not sure, but those front grilles may have been cast in sand molds.

 

Can anyone advise if the castings were very smooth, or if they had a "pebbled" surface ?

 

I have been told by others they were cast in sand as well. All the Bolens hoods are not smooth and each one has unique "Defects" in it .


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 09:56 AM

My '58 seems to be sand cast.


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 10:28 AM

First time I have shown at Portland and it was great.

 

Portland is one of the shows that would be hard to miss for me. I just put number 40 in the bag. There's been a lot of changes out there in the last 40 yrs. Can't wait for number 41 at the 50th annual show next year.



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Posted August 25, 2014 - 03:42 PM

Portland is one of the shows that would be hard to miss for me. I just put number 40 in the bag. There's been a lot of changes out there in the last 40 yrs. Can't wait for number 41 at the 50th annual show next year.

 

Doug we must of missed each other did you make it to the bolens area?


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 05:09 PM

Doug we must of missed each other did you make it to the bolens area?

Yes, I was through there a few times and passed by several. 7 days there just isn't enough to see everybody! To top it off, you got nervous and left early.


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 07:18 PM

heres a poor picture of my Wizard, that based on the 12BB model. The engine on it dates to late 1954, so I would say that would be when it went out the door, roughly. sitting beside it is a 12BB, you can see many of the parts are a bolt on change over, short of the paint color.

 

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