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#1 bolens4life OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Picked up the 1886 over the weekend along with a couple of tillers with the extension kits. Does anyone have a muffler in good shape they want to part with? I think this is going to be a complete restore for me. My first. Not a clue where to start so any advice is most appreciated. The 23 is getting a sibling!
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 08:11 PM

There's lot of info and guy to help with parts . Would love to see some pics!
Check out the manual section, there you should be able to come up with what ever you may need.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 09:04 PM

Oh great, now I'm going to need a drool napkin every time I log onto the forum. Please tell me it's not an -01.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 09:07 PM

No mufflers here right now but if you need anything else I should have it new or used.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Oh great, now I'm going to need a drool napkin every time I log onto the forum. Please tell me it's not an -01.

 

You're a cat, not a dog.  Quite trying to drool and act like one.

 

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 12:29 AM

Ben, when I was running the Steel/Scrap yard I had a "throw away" neutered make cat show up one day.

 

He was a bit hesitant to approach me but once he did and I managed to give him a scratch under the chin, I had a friend for life.

 

He was our official "Junk yard cat", customer relations department, and the "mouser from hell".

 

I named him DeCon in honor of his prowess.

 

He would also drool like a St. Bernard when you were petting him.  Dangest thing I ever seen from a cat.


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Posted March 31, 2015 - 06:22 AM

cAT

Not sure what version it is since its been painted over. I'll let you know
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Posted March 31, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Good luck trying to find a reasonably priced muffler for it, the ones I've seen are usually all beat up and must be made of gold!.

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 07:12 PM

I know they are hard to come by... But first gotta find one, I'll worry about price later. Most important is doing these great machines justice by keeping them original...imho
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Posted March 31, 2015 - 07:13 PM

I know they are hard to come by... But first gotta find one, I'll worry about price later. Most important is doing these great machines justice by keeping them original...imho

 

Boy I wish everyone thought like that!


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Oh great, now I'm going to need a drool napkin every time I log onto the forum. Please tell me it's not an -01.

Do you have an 01? Here's a pic of mine. As far as the muffler, you may be able to get a ford muffler at TSC and then make a muffler guard out of perforated sheet metal. Here is a picture of my 1886-01

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Posted April 01, 2015 - 01:03 PM

Husky,
Was that an Ford 8N muffler that You used?
Seems like it would be a Pretty good fit.
As I recall, the red one cost me less than fifty dollars.

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Did you have a muffler shop make up an elbow for You?
Joe

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 07:50 PM

Does anyone know of any distinguishing features that would tell me if I have an 01, 02 etc. they completely painted over the model plate so I'm at a loss. It has pull knob throttle and choke and no cutout for the oil filter on the engine shroud like my 23 has.....it has an eaton 12 on it

Any thoughts. Will post pics soon

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 08:31 PM

Does anyone know of any distinguishing features that would tell me if I have an 01, 02 etc. they completely painted over the model plate so I'm at a loss. It has pull knob throttle and choke and no cutout for the oil filter on the engine shroud like my 23 has.....it has an eaton 12 on it

Any thoughts. Will post pics soon

 

Its a 1886-01 if it has the pull nobs. The cut out means nothing now after I found more info sense I made the 1886 ID thread.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 08:52 PM

Ok, thanks. Still trying to source a muffler. I didn't realize everything was bolens white on that machine. I looked through the paint codes threads and I guess the canvas white is the closest I will get. Getting parts is soooo time consuming.





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