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#1 lamina1982 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 04:34 AM

Hello, just found this amazing site.

I have a 40s gardner with a br6 on it.  almost all there guy said had running at some point..not sure how long ago.  ive had since last summer and looking to get it going.  i need an air cleaner unit and a muffler...can't seem to find much parts-wise online.  or any ideas what can adapt for these parts.  Also a source of tires (has goodyear 5-12..but all toreup) or what I can use as a replacement or other rims that would fit.  it came with front plow

 

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 05:11 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !   There's a pretty good Bolens following here so I'm sure your going to get some help , Al



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 06:01 AM

Welcome to GTT :wave:

 

Nice looking Bolens

 

I can still get some parts for these like ignition muffler gaskets ect.  as well as our other sponsor Superaben , he may have an air cleaner for it.

 

Are those the 3/4'' or 1'' pipe threads?


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 06:05 AM

Welcome to GTT. You can download 3 free manuals per day from our Manuals Section. Try this one :  http://gardentractor...tractor-manual/  Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 06:36 AM

Ill check on the size, im incluned to say 1" but ill chk when get home

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:22 AM

The tires are still used on compact tractors and it looks like you can get them from ebay suppliers for about $150-$170 for a set of two. I'm sure suppliers like M.E Miller would have them as well.

 

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For the muffler just get some steel pipe with the same thread size and you can adapt pretty much any muffler you want whether it be a thread on one or put a 90 turn and do a stack! :D

 

Ignition parts should be findable and if you get sick of the old points I would recommend a stens mega fire module. I put one on my old Allis and it works awesome and no messing around trying to get the old flywheel off to service the points which were way more expensive than the module and had a nice hot spark right away.

 

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Air cleaner is something you may just have to put up a wanted add and keep an eye out on ebay and if you go to any swap meets or flea markets. They are around just have to find one if you want original. If you get it going before you find one you can always just get one of the little cone (K&N style) filters and put it on there so its safe to run until you find one.

 

Looks like a cool project though these old tractors do take some creativity some times. Hope this helps and good luck. Keep us updated as you go along and I'm sure people can help you along the way if you get stuck for ideas; it has helped me a few times.



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:35 AM

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:55 AM

Welcome!

 

That engine should have 1" pipe threads in the exhaust port.

 

Looking at the pics, it appears to have a piece of pipe nipple stuck in the port.


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:58 AM

Welcome to the site.  Your definitely at the right place.  As for a muffler any 1" thread muffler will work.  I used one of the larger round ones on my Gardener.

 

Ignition parts are no problem as several of the suppliers on this site has them in stock.  I would strongly consider putting an electronic ignition on seen as how your going to replace it all anyway .  That will end any ignition problems that may pop up in the future.

 

Those air intake cleaners are kind of hard to come up with.  For starters I would put a paper filter on the end of the carb and run it that way till I found what I really needed.  At least that will get you running.

 

Make sure the clutches release before you try to start it.  Always park it with clutches released. They have a tendency to want to stick.

 

Good luck with your project.  Those are a fun machine to run, a little challenging but fun.



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 08:41 AM

Ya does have aome pipe stuck in exhaust..hoping not too much of an issue getting out.
Thanks for all the fast replies, glad this forum fets lotsa traffic...some tou wait forever for help.
I do love the sex appeal of the david bradleys but when saw this 40s bute on cl cldnt pass it up for 65$.

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:10 AM

The jackshaft brackets were busted up with old broken welds and one side partially missing so dad made me up some new ones out of 3/4" steel...machinist dad comes in handy sometimes

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:39 PM

Ya does have aome pipe stuck in exhaust..hoping not too much of an issue getting out.
Thanks for all the fast replies, glad this forum fets lotsa traffic...some tou wait forever for help.
I do love the sex appeal of the david bradleys but when saw this 40s bute on cl cldnt pass it up for 65$.

I had the same problem on several engines, take a hack saw blade and cut the pipe in two place about 90 degrees from each. Tap the smaller piece out with a punch then punch the larger piece's ends in toward the center and it will come right out. Then chase the threads with a tap and you will be as good as gold. You will cut into the threads a little, but it should still seal up as they are a tapered thread.
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Posted May 28, 2015 - 08:56 PM

The david bradlys do look good, but you will not be disappointed with this bolens. They are much easier to operate and more robust.

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Posted May 28, 2015 - 11:01 PM

Welcome to GTT :wave:
 
Nice looking Bolens
 
I can still get some parts for these like ignition muffler gaskets ect.  as well as our other sponsor Superaben , he may have an air cleaner for it.
 
Are those the 3/4'' or 1'' pipe threads?

You can still get the head gaskets for a B engine?

Welcome to the forum lamina1982! Nice looking Gardener!

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Posted May 29, 2015 - 01:04 AM

Engine calls for a 6m plug

Found conflicting cross reference for current plug..one said champion champion d9 or autolite 373
The other says champion d14 or autolote 386.
What do you guys use in the br6 bs?




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