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Posted February 28, 2015 - 03:27 PM

Time for an update on the Bolens Wizard. We recently got a sandblast cabinet and been making quick work of getting some of the remainder of parts cleaned up and ready for paint. Right now we still have the control rods to clean, one more wheel, variable drive pulley and the motor to clean yet. Rest of the parts are either painted or primed or in the process of being painted. Here are some pics of the progress.

 

 

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 05:15 PM

Looking Good George!


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Posted February 28, 2015 - 09:08 PM

Looks great from here, George!

 

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 09:19 PM

Looking good!


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Posted February 28, 2015 - 09:32 PM

Glad to see you guys back on the wizzard project. Looking good !! :thumbs:


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Posted March 13, 2015 - 07:45 PM

Time for another update. Last few parts other than the rims being painted and some of the frame is back together. I know everyone likes pics so I made sure I took a couple tonight of the progress.

 

 

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Posted March 13, 2015 - 08:20 PM

What color orange are you using?
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Posted March 13, 2015 - 10:04 PM

What color orange are you using?

 

We are using Allis Chalmers orange. It was the closest color we could find locally without getting something mixed. 


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Made some good progress today on the Bolens Wizard walk behind. Only things left to do are the air filter, handle bars, throttle cable and control levers. 

 

 

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 08:39 PM

Boy is that reassembling itself quickly.
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Posted March 14, 2015 - 10:16 PM

Looks great George. Can't wait to see a video of it running.
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 01:09 AM

 It has been good to see the Wizard put back together and start to come to life. We were missing one little clip for some reason that I knew where it had been but we couldn't seem to find. Knowing it had a lot of grease on it, I thought it may have gotten attached to a shop rag and thrown into the garbage. I went through the bag in the garage with no luck. We had put a full bag on the pickup that George intended to take to work and throw in the dumpster. When I finally got to the bottom of the bag, lo and behold there was the greasy little rascal. We had talked about using another tractor as a donor for now, but it was a huge relief to find the pin. So far everything has gone well and the Wizard will be going with us to several shows this year.


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:11 AM

Glad you found the little bugger George.
The story reminded me of this thread
http://gardentractor...olt/#entry95344
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 03:48 PM

We got everything back together today and got her running. We still need to see about getting a Wizard sticker for on the gas tank and also the small 1/2" grips for the control levers. Had some issues with the carb leaking gas which turned out to be the float needed adjusted more. Not crazy about the paint so far as it isn't too tolerant to gas. Here are some pictures of the Western Auto Wizard and also below is the video we did of it running and driving. We actually had to do a second take on the video. The first one I took with my phone and when I went to put it together it sounded like crap and I remembered we had that issue when we recorded something else.

 

We went back out with the video camera and did another video. Dad even gave a thumbs up :D

 

 

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 03:56 PM

Sounds and looks Great!!!!!!


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