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Posted March 14, 2011 - 10:19 PM

And another.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 10:23 PM

I caught Adam driving it yesterday.

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I look hunched over like Im driving fast, but the tractor is in low 1st...

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 04:47 AM

Thanks for the pics.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 07:22 AM

Glad to see the 800 up and running!!!!

so..... Want to donate those hub caps to me ? :D

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Glad to see the 800 up and running!!!!

so..... Want to donate those hub caps to me ? :D


Sorry Brian the hubcaps are keepers. Who am I kidding, the whole tractor is a keeper.
After my first drive down the driveway, Ive got a list of stuff to do. Carb adjustment, clutch adjustment and the generator isnt charging. But it does run and drive at this point.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 08:28 PM

Thats going to look great when finished.

Seems like the generators always tend to not work on the Bolens for some reason.
All my Bolens except for 3 dont charge.

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 10:23 PM

Hey there. I guessi'm into the same stuff as you.My 800 burned out the coil under the flywheel. I found a new one and replaced it and the points and condenser, but i still can't get any fire. So all that is left is the flywheel. I have been told there is very little magnetism on the magnets.I was just wondering where you were able to find a flywheel. New or used? Or perhaps someone else out here might have an answer for me. Thanks

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Posted March 30, 2011 - 07:18 AM

Welcome to GTT.

An easy method that many people have done, is ditch the magneto and go with a 12volt coil. I have done it on all my wisconsins and they run great. Its also alot cheaper to get the coil instead of the magneto assembly.

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Posted March 30, 2011 - 07:06 PM

Welcome to GTT.

An easy method that many people have done, is ditch the magneto and go with a 12volt coil. I have done it on all my wisconsins and they run great. Its also alot cheaper to get the coil instead of the magneto assembly.

You can also get the 12 volt coils new

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 09:52 PM

Do you nned a different flywheel for this or how is it done?

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 10:14 PM

No, same flywheel. Get a switch, a 12v coil and some wire.

Battery + -> Switch -> Pos side of coil

Points/condenser -> Neg side of coil

Plug wire to you know where
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Posted April 06, 2011 - 08:30 AM

so is this switch just a regular toggle switch?

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 09:36 AM

Do you need a hood? I have one that came off one of the early tubeframes, and I have no particular use for it. It is the tapered grill style that I think the 800's had.

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 01:19 PM

would i need a resistor with this setup

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 03:18 PM

Well yes you could use a toggle switch or a key switch for battery ignition.

You prolly wont need a resistor but it will say on the coil




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