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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 11:21 AM

I picked this up this summer from NJ but have not had much time to play with it.

When I got it , it was very difficult to start ran rough and eventually it wouldnt fire at all , Turns out the condenser was bad as it fired right up on the first pull and ran great after I replaced it.

 

Hope to get to try it out atleast once this year and may show it at the festival of lights show we have at the local fairgrounds towards Christmas time

 

Overall its in great shape for 1968

 

 

 

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 01:27 PM

Nice! Just don't like the weather that warrants owning one of them!



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Posted November 02, 2015 - 01:45 PM

Nice, but different looking walk behind.  Do you put chains on it ?  I don't like the weather its looking for ether !   Noel

 I have a 68 Snowflight walk behind snow blower. 


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Posted November 02, 2015 - 02:32 PM

It did come with chains when I got it.

The guy used this every year up until he sold it  and bought a new blower from what I remember

 

Never used one of these so will be a new experience for me!


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Posted November 02, 2015 - 02:42 PM

I had a chance to use mine before we went to Florida last year,didn't perform as I thought it would,but it wasn't really running as good as it should have,I'll have tp play around a little more with it

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 06:00 PM

The secret to any good thrower operation is the speed of the auger and impeller if a 2 stage.  About the same as a tiller.  I put rubber flat belting on the flats of the auger on  my Bolens to close the gap between the auger and the housing.  Made a big difference.


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Posted November 02, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Put those things away, I'm not ready to think about using one just yet!
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Posted November 02, 2015 - 07:47 PM

I picked this up this summer from NJ but have not had much time to play with it.
When I got it , it was very difficult to start ran rough and eventually it wouldnt fire at all , Turns out the condenser was bad as it fired right up on the first pull and ran great after I replaced it.
 
Hope to get to try it out atleast once this year and may show it at the festival of lights show we have at the local fairgrounds towards Christmas time
 
Overall its in great shape for 1968



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Posted November 02, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Brian,nice to see yours got the guard over the carb,mines missing,yours looks pretty nice for the age

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Posted November 02, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Great looking snowblower looks like you'll be having some fun this winter! I just wanted to thank you for the help getting my groundskeeper up and running!
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Posted November 03, 2015 - 06:53 AM

Put those things away, I'm not ready to think about using one just yet!

I'm in denial also!

 

Nice blower, Doc!






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