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#1 Bolens800uk ONLINE  

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 05:09 PM

I am having some decals made up in the UK for my 1963 Bolens 800. Can someone tell me the size of the FMC triangle on the front of the hood please. Also where the FMC script is is the background lettering black or dark grey! Here's a photo of someone's lovely 800 that I want to replicate.

It would also be hood to see photos of both side of the hood on restored and unrestored examples.

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Thats my 64' 800 :D

 

If you have a 63' these are not the right decals.....

 

Do you have a picture of your 800?


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 05:33 PM

Here are two photos of my 800.

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 05:52 PM

This one appears to be a 64'/65'

 

Decals would have been either the ones I have in the pic you posted or these:

 

 

 

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Are you saying mine is a '64/65 model? Just out of interest, what features would be different to other years? Thanks

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 05:58 PM

63' had a 7hp engine and different color scheme.

Take a look at the article I posted


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Here's my engine in the 800. Cheers.

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 06:03 PM

Can you measure the front FMC triangle please.

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 06:05 PM

Is your Wisconsin an S7D or S8D

There are guys who made the complete set already for these machines. I'll PM you the details



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Posted February 05, 2015 - 07:16 PM

that's an S8D you can tell by the exhaust outlet the S7D comes straight out and the S8D comes out on a
45 degree angle
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Posted February 05, 2015 - 07:55 PM

that's an S8D you can tell by the exhaust outlet the S7D comes straight out and the S8D comes out on a
45 degree angle

 

Nice Catch!

You know all these years messing around with these Bolens and I didn't even notice that detail about the muffler pipes!



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Posted February 06, 2015 - 09:18 AM

Can you measure the front FMC triangle please.

Thanks,

I took some pics of my unrestored 800. Mine has the Husky man on the front but I did measure the triangle on the front of my 900.

The base is 3 1/4 in wide. (you will have to do the conversion to centimeters. Sorry ) The overall height is 3 1/2 inches.  From the top of the triangle to the base is 3 3/16 in which means the small tail at the bottom is 5/16 in long. I tried to be as accurate as possible. Hope this helps.

 

 This the decal on the front of the 900.

 

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These are the decals on my 800.

 

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:54 AM

grand, Thanks for your help; much appreciated.

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Just a note the Decals on Grand's 800 are not correct for that tractor, they were added by someone many years ago by the looks of it.



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Posted February 06, 2015 - 01:56 PM

Just a note the Decals on Grand's 800 are not correct for that tractor, they were added by someone many years ago by the looks of it.

Brian, the decals have been there quite awhile but I also wondered about the style. What models would have used the Bolens decal on my 800? Using the thread you posted about dating the Wisconsin engines mine shows a manufacture date of January 1964 for the engine in the 800.






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