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Posted May 16, 2015 - 08:58 AM

To the best of my ability, I believe your tiller is definitely a 1960 model 2046-01 Super Mustang.

 

I came to this conclusion by comparing manuals for the various years of Super Mustang tillers.

 

A copy of the Owner's Manual & Parts List is posted at: http://gardentractor...ng-tiller-1960/

 

The tiller's gearbox is filled up to the level of the fill plug with SAE 90 gear oil.  ....You want it so that if you add any more, it will run out.

 

The engine oil should also be filled so that if any more oil is added it will run out.  ....This is the correct level to maintain!  ....These small engines only hold 16-20 ounces of oil, so if it is down by 4 ozs, that's a 20-25% reduction, which is not good!

 

I notice in your pictures that the belt guides are not in their proper positions to keep the belts in place.  ....The guides should be adjusted inward toward the belts so they are approx 1/8" away from the belt while there is tension on the belt.  ....When the tension is removed, the slack is directed upward toward the engine pulley, to keep the belt from dragging.  ....The guides also prevent the belts from coming off any pulley when the belt is slack.


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Posted January 31, 2017 - 02:53 PM

I have the engine off one of these tillers, only its gold. I found it at the local scrap-yard, and it was in great shape. Unfortunately, the claw machine cracked the block and dented the gas tank pretty bad. I'm working on restoring it, and have already put it all together with a new block, but the right angle intake pipe is snapped in half. From what I have found on the web, this seems like a pretty rare engine. Does anyone know where I can get a correct intake pipe?  



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Posted January 31, 2017 - 05:51 PM

Have the engine model and spec number?

Being gold color makes it 1961-1963



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Posted February 01, 2017 - 02:14 PM

The model # is 80392, and serial # is 6301163. I think it is from 1963, but I may be wrong. I can post pictures if it would be helpful.



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Posted February 01, 2017 - 03:02 PM

Sounds like its a Bolens Model 2100

I'd love to see pics


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Posted February 01, 2017 - 06:09 PM

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I hope you can view these pictures. If not, let me know and I will try to re-post them. Unfortunately, I only have the engine. The tiller was probably buried deep in the scrap pile. As it is, I almost missed the engine, since it was 8 feet off the ground in the pile. another thing to note is that the paint is all original, so I don't know what the owners were thinking when they scrapped it.


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Posted February 02, 2017 - 02:04 PM

I spent some more time on the web trying to find a new intake pipe, but it was futile. I found a hand full of correct carbs, but no intake manifolds. I'll probably just try to weld it back together, which will most likely be adequate as long as I don't carry the engine by the carb. Thanks for the info though, as its interesting to know what the engine was off of. You may hear from me again, as I'm always eager to learn about this kind of stuff. 


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Posted February 02, 2017 - 02:13 PM

I can get you a new one if needed, send me a PM if interested



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Posted February 02, 2017 - 03:22 PM

I feel like an idiot for asking this, but what's a PM?


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Posted February 02, 2017 - 03:34 PM

I feel like an idiot for asking this, but what's a PM?


PM = Private message. You can click on the user's name to open their profile page and you can send them a message directly.
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Posted February 02, 2017 - 04:42 PM

Thank you.



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Posted May 13, 2017 - 03:01 PM

I have an older Bolens Super Mustang tiller, type# 2017-01, serial# 45949. It looks very similar to the photos posted in the previous posts.

I have no idea what the year is, and have not been able to find a copy of the owner's manual for it. Does anyone know of a site where I can go to find one?

Thank you



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Posted May 14, 2017 - 09:39 AM

I have an older Bolens Super Mustang tiller, type# 2017-01, serial# 45949. It looks very similar to the photos posted in the previous posts.

I have no idea what the year is, and have not been able to find a copy of the owner's manual for it. Does anyone know of a site where I can go to find one?

Thank you

 

Welcome to GTtalk.  

 

Your tiller should be a 1958.


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Posted June 24, 2017 - 03:21 PM

I finally got my old Briggs from the scrapyard running. I tried welding the intake pipe, but it didn't work. I know a guy who has a bunch of old machines lying around, so I asked him if he had a 3hp Briggs with an updraft carb, because I needed a new gas tank as well, and sure enough, he had one in the weeds with the parts I needed. He sold me all the parts for $5, so I'm happy with that. I put a fresh coat of paint on it, but do not have decals yet. Let me know if the video of it running is accessible or not. Enjoy! 



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