Howdy, I'm Stan from Western Mass. I used to be active in old tractors until my back went out. I had Bolens, Case, Ford, Sears, John Deere, Wheel Horse, Massey, Snapper (Massey built), Cub Cadet, and one Panzer at one time or another. I sold them all except one of the Snappers.
I'm a week into getting a Bolens 1220 up and running for snow removal. I purchased it a few days ago along with a blower.
So far, I've gotten the Tecumseh running okay, I need to run some Sea Foam through it for a while. The gearbox was locked up but I took care of that in another thread. The seat was shot so I transplanted the seat cusions from a Jacosen, at least I think that's where they came from.
I installed a car battery, lifted from my Fiat 850 Coupe. I wanted to make sure I didn't get stuck in the snow with a dead battery. It has fresh oil, spark plug, and gear oil. Next comes chains and weights, I just have to find them in my parts stash. Then I'll install the blower and test. I have a week before we're supposed to see snow so it looks like I'm in good shape.
I've attached a picture of the old seat cover, the new seat pads, and a decent view of the tractor. You may notice the plastic fuel shutoff, the tank shutoff is busted.
That about sums it up as far as tractors go.