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Posted August 02, 2015 - 07:42 AM

Wow, that's a great buy! Glad it didn't take too work much to get it running.
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Posted August 02, 2015 - 07:46 AM

VERY nice rig.
Congrats... Now to start making a list of excuses reasons to use it
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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:39 AM

VERY nice rig.
Congrats... Now to start making a list of excuses reasons to use it


Lol, Right!!!

Just waiting for the rain to pass this morning, so I can take the battery out of my Ford, and take it for a spin.
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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:41 AM

Wow, that's a great buy! Glad it didn't take too work much to get it running.


Thank you.

Me too, I was scratching my head for a while, but once I found that PDF, it was really simple work.

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:55 AM

If your wife finds out, I'll give you $500 for it and pay the shipping! :rolling:


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 09:10 AM

I just looked at the radar, and the rain will be passing here shortly.

In the meantime, I dug around in the garage, and found some wire loom, so I am going to tackle cleaning up the wiring, and getting rid of those wire nuts that look tacky in there.
I'm also doing fluids, blowing it out, fixing the loose fan, and doing away with some wire that has been added to various locations on the tractor. I'll post videos/pictures as I go...

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 09:11 AM

If your wife finds out, I'll give you $500 for it and pay the shipping! :rolling:


Lololol

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 12:03 PM

I got most of my list completed, but not all of it. Its starting to get a little warm outside, and to be completely honest I'm tuckered out. Time to relax.

I straightened out the wiring, and cleaned up all the fluffy stuff out, and welded the fan on. Notice the wire wrapped around the fan lol. That's some real cobbling!!

I'll pick back up where I left off this week/weekend. Couple of pics...

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 04:55 PM

Well I took a snooze this afternoon, and just shortly after getting up my buddy called cause he wanted to come check out the Bolens. He is a tractor guy himself, and wanted to get his hands dirty, so he talked me into working on it some more today. We spent a little time changing the remaining fluids out, and finished cleaning the motor out.

Here is a little video of him driving it. The engine is starting to clear out the more it's run, and she seem to run, and drive very well. The loader doesn't leak, and I'm thinking this thing is going to be a blast for snow removal. Now, as mentioned earlier, I just need excuses to run it around the yard like, bringing the Garden hose from one side of the house to the other!! Hahaha


Edited by stiemmy, August 02, 2015 - 05:03 PM.

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 05:34 PM

You sure did yourself up fine on that deal.  :thumbs:

You will probably find yourself using it more than you thought.


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 05:41 PM

You sure did yourself up fine on that deal.  :thumbs:
You will probably find yourself using it more than you thought.


Thank you.

I can tell you it sure will be a back saver for lifting motors up, and it's my first tractor with a fel, so it's a whole new FUN experience.
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Posted August 02, 2015 - 06:20 PM

My back is shot and I have a 20 lb. lift limit so my loader is a life saver. Anything that needs to be moved around the place is done with the Bolens and loader. Actually wonder how I ever got along with out it. 

In the winter it is great for moving snow close to the buildings where the blower can't get to. 

Enjoy your loader.


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 06:36 PM

My back is shot and I have a 20 lb. lift limit so my loader is a life saver. Anything that needs to be moved around the place is done with the Bolens and loader. Actually wonder how I ever got along with out it. 
In the winter it is great for moving snow close to the buildings where the blower can't get to. 
Enjoy your loader.


Very good points!
Now I understand why people don't sell them, and if they do, they want an arm and a leg for them:)
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Posted August 05, 2015 - 07:24 PM

I did my pawl seals today!!

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Well seems I put the trans back together wrong ooops! Oh well, it's not that bad of a job, and takes little time to do. I'm hoping in a few days I'll have the parts to redo it..

Meanwhile, yesterday I had the old girl out, so couple of my tractor buddies could try it out, and yes it was a blast toolin around the house, but not totally without an issue. I drove it around the house, and just about 2 or 3 minutes BAM, the engine just died. I pulled the plug to check for spark, and that was good, so next was fuel. I disconnected the line from pump to carb, and rolled it over, and to my surprise nothing coming out. I was surprised this was happening considering I just pulled the tank, and sediment bowl for cleaning!!! Anyway, I grabbed a 2' chunk of fuel line, hose clamp, and went at it. First attempt, I had the plug out, ignition off, and while running the starter I started blowing into the hose to try to dis-lodge whatever was in there. 2nd attempt was the same as the first, but this time sucking on the hose. All at once I felt a pop in the line, and wouldn't ya know I had a mouth full of gas!!! Sweet!!!, except we all know gas tastes like poop. So I took the temp hose off, rolled her over again, and gas was shooting out of the pump. Hey, back in business

. I went in the house, ran the water faucet, and did the best I could to get that crap outta my mouth, and went back outside to finish putting her back together.

Once back together, it started right up, and ran without any issues, and my buddies had an absolute blast!! In fact, my one friend said to me "when can I pickup my new tractor" lol

Overall I'm glad it was an easy fix, but next time I'm going to use my vaccume pump:)

Edited by stiemmy, August 07, 2015 - 12:58 PM.

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