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#1 Husky OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 07:47 PM

I swore no more tractors. This one is one style I don't have and I got the opportunity to get this one. It is pretty original other than the external coil for ignition. The metal bracket on the front is only bolted on and can be taken off. It runs and drives great. The steering is very tight I don't think it was used a lot. Based on the colors and the cutout in the hood for the exhaust I think it is a 1964 or 1965 model.

 

It appears that someone replaced the ignition switch with a light switch. Also added a cable for the choke into the console. I'll need to remove that and plug the hole.I'll also need to find a replacement choke-throttle assy for the steering column as one side is missing. I want to restore this tractor someday because it is so complete and in good mechanical condition. Here are a few pictures of it. It looks rough but it is mostly just the paint peeling off of it. 

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 07:51 PM

Nice score! I've always liked the look of those!. Like you said other then the paint it looks to be in great Condtion.


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:04 PM

Nice Find, switch was added in place of the original "Clum" branded key switch due to the coil being added, the OEM switch was just a ground type for the old magneto.

 

The serial number of the engine will help narrow down the year more but your correct its a 64' to 65' 800


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:37 PM

Ditto on nice score ! Hey I tell myself ( and my wife ) same thing, " no more" ,then the next one comes along and........ you know
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Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Nice looking tractor. One of my favorite styles of bolens. :thumbs:


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:09 PM

O man that is one fine tractor,  greaaat  job .  See some people thing we have a " disease "  No No  nan net  we have the gift of knowing what is good ............ and we go after it . And we have a true doctor that tell us so.

 

 

 

Patrick


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:27 PM

I think that is a great find.

 

You can always use one more... right?

 

Ben W.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 03:22 AM

I have one myself and it's one of my favourite style of Bolens. I love the look of yours in its original state. Well done for finding it.
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Posted January 06, 2015 - 07:21 AM

She looks good now and restored she will be the queen of the barn.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 07:37 AM

Thanks for all the replies and info. I almost passed it up. I got it from someone who I have done business with in the past. It was pretty cheap and he delivered it right to my garage. He wanted to see my collection so it was sort of a dual purpose trip for him. If anyone has a lead on the throttle-choke assy that is on the steering column please let me know. I would like to move the choke cable back to its original place. I think I can come up with an ignition switch pretty easily. Thanks for the info.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:05 AM

That is a nice solid loooking tractor! Good find.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:39 AM

You scored a sweet one there.  When we say "no more tractors" we are only fooling our self, or pleasing someone else !  We only live once so go for it.



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:49 AM

You scored a sweet one there.  When we say "no more tractors" we are only fooling our self, or pleasing someone else !  We only live once so go for it.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 09:04 AM

Those little tractor's are tough as nails

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 01:11 PM

Every time I tear down a Bolens tractor and this time a tuber I just can not beleive the engineering that went into them. To see how they are designed and then see the selling prices just blows my mind.
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