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#1 MyBolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 12:25 AM

Hello everyone,

 

Back in May I got a deal on a 1050 with a cutting deck and snowthrower. Well it's time to prepare that snowthrower for the winter and I have a few questions.

 

First, I can't read the model number. Worn away. Don't know if anyone can identify by some pics or not.

 

Second, I will dismantle what I need to clean, repair and paint the thing. I know the spiral edge on one side needs work/straightening. Any tips?

 

Looks like I need at least one side shoe? for the bottom edge.

 

And, does anyone have an Owner's manual that explains the mounting of the chute rod guide?

 

Thanks for any help I can get.

 

Here's the pics I have at the moment.

 

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This pic above shows the damage on the spiral and the shoe? I need to replace.

 

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 04:53 AM

Its a 18538

http://gardentractor...now-throwerpdf/

 

That augur looks rough, if metal is gone there's not much you can do unless or add some sheet metal to the end.

With these being so common have you thought about just getting another blower in better shape and use this for parts?


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 05:13 AM

A friend of mine repaired the auger on his but he spent a lot of time trying to get it balance because of the high speed the single stage blowers run it shook the machine at first try


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 05:34 AM

 

Just a thought but could a prop shop repair auger so that it is balanced?

 

Edited by Jazz, October 01, 2014 - 05:35 AM.

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 09:07 AM

My Bolens,,,,,  Is that shoe on up side down ???


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 10:09 AM

A friend of mine repaired the auger on his but he spent a lot of time trying to get it balance because of the high speed the single stage blowers run

You called me your friend. Ahhhhhhhh

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Its a 18538

http://gardentractor...now-throwerpdf/

 

That augur looks rough, if metal is gone there's not much you can do unless or add some sheet metal to the end.

With these being so common have you thought about just getting another blower in better shape and use this for parts?

 

Looks like all of the metal is there but needs straightening.

 

Here are some more pics.

 

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 10:30 AM

If you've done body work before its going to be the same thing, something to place in the back of the metal and a big sledge hammer will straighten most of that out, I did this with the sides of my augur but mine were not that bad.....

 

Those Shoes are worn but can be flipped on each side.


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 10:37 AM

I think I'll be putting Shoes on my Wish List before the "dump" happens.



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Posted October 01, 2014 - 02:48 PM

Do what Dr Bolens said and just flip the shoes,save your money----A trick I use on the shoes is run a wide bead of hard surface weld rod on them and they will last almost forever----I also think the scraper blade can be fliped on this blower.


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 01:23 PM

Started cleaning the little stuff today. Lift bar, chute rod mount. Now have them primed and waiting to dry. Tomorrow, start dis-assembly and cleaning of the blower.  :reading_the_manual:


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Posted October 07, 2014 - 07:40 PM

yea ithink that blower has had it...i dont see why youcant find one in grea shape for 100 to 150 bucks you will spend more time fixing that one then its worth. theres to many out there to waste alot of time trying to fix one thats just worn out,



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 12:11 PM

yea ithink that blower has had it...i dont see why youcant find one in grea shape for 100 to 150 bucks you will spend more time fixing that one then its worth. theres to many out there to waste alot of time trying to fix one thats just worn out,

 

Well, I need the practice (since I'm a novice at all of this). And money is pretty tight with the house renovations going on.

I'll post a few more pics so you can see more of what I have to deal with on it.

 

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Posted October 10, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Looks good so far!


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 09:10 PM

Most of those dents came out pretty well. Good job.
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