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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 04:01 PM

Yesterday I went to pick up this Ride-a-Matic that was originally posted here on the forum about a month or so ago.

The owner wanted this to go to a good home and be appreciated and that's exactly what I'll do :thumbs:

This machine appears to have been well cared for and never spent a night outside. All the cultivator parts were greased so they wouldn't rust in storage. I also got a box of NOS parts that were bought many years ago. I'm not sure why there is an extra rear axle and gear in there as if its Used there's nothing wrong with it! It may be new but I cant tell for sure.

 

This will eventually get fully restored along with a few attachments. The engine was stuck when I went to look at it so I was a little concerned I'd have to find a crank& rod but when I got it home I was able to let the cylinder soak and gently broke it free. I cleaned the points and carbon off the head , installed new fuel valve and line and she fired right up!!!! Going to need a set of rings at least but other than that the engine runs pretty good, The original carb is a mess so for now I swapped it with a good one I had laying around.

 

 

 

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 04:03 PM

I just had to have some fun and test out the Gang Mowers that came with it !!!!! :dancingbanana:

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 04:31 PM

Yep! looks like fun! That carb is the worst I've seen. How did it ever get in that condition?



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Posted October 12, 2014 - 04:37 PM

You lucky dog you! Its a great looking tractor! The reels and everything is a big plus!


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Posted October 12, 2014 - 04:37 PM

Very nice, Brian!! Just a wee bit of gunk in that carb!

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 04:59 PM

My 57 super ram is the most comfortable GT in my fleet to ride on. Best of luck with your new find well done.

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 06:02 PM

I thought you were running out of space to store stuff! You got some nice pieces there!

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 06:59 PM

I thought you were running out of space to store stuff! You got some nice pieces there!

 

Sometimes you just have to move everyone closer together to fit just one more in :D


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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:09 PM

I thought you were running out of space to store stuff! You got some nice pieces there!

 

I think we all are thats why I got a building going up next spring. 


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Posted October 12, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Nice grab there Brian.

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Good one, Brian.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted October 13, 2014 - 05:49 PM

After a day soaking in some of my favorite non EPA approved carb cleaner , here are the results!

Before all linkages were frozen but now they all function as they should :bounce:

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Posted October 13, 2014 - 09:34 PM

That really cleaned up nice!

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Posted October 13, 2014 - 10:18 PM

That is a real nice tractor.  Thanks for posting. 



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Posted October 14, 2014 - 04:46 PM

My grandfather would be happy to see it up and running, I'm glad I was able to add to your collection Brian! Good Luck with the full restoration.  :thumbs:


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