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#1 BolensChrisUK OFFLINE  

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 04:02 PM

This is my 1972 1886.

 

Brought it off a chap on ebay who buys up old mowers etc & sells them on.

 

It had sat for many years in a barn. The deck it has was rotted out.

 

The engine was stuck through standing with rusty dust in the bores. The carb was hanging off. 4 flat tyres & generaly rusty.

 

I stripped it down, freed up everthing. Overhauled the engine & fitted a 2nd hand cowl as the base had rotted away. Made up an exhaust. The deck you see came of my HT20

 

Gave it a light sand & poured gear oil over it as I dont want to restore it

 

Ended up fitting a new coil as it used to cut out after 20 mins of hard mowing.

 

I love this tractor & not seen or heard of another 1886 in the UK yet

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 04:08 PM

Now that is what I call a good looking working tractor.   IF  I ever get my 1476 running I am not restoring it either.  Will go over it with the sand blaster on lower pressure and knock off the old red paint that is lose all over.  Will than give it a couple or three coats of clear flat acrylic.  That will seal it up and look like a working tractor should.



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 04:19 PM

I had the chance to buy a 1477 a few months ago but passed on it as most of the engine was missing & was in poor shape. My mate Iain hoovered it up though so its safe.

 

My latest 1556 is in the same condition as the 1886. Will go over it & oil it up the same :thumbs:


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 04:51 PM

I'm curious about the hood decal.

 

Is that all one piece, or did Howard just apply their decal on top of the Bolens one?



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 05:08 PM

I think 'Howard' was added to the Bolens decals when it arrived over here in the UK; at least that is what mine look like on my 1254. Not the best photo of the decals but you can see a glimpse of it on the bonnet.

I have seen Chris' 1886 and it's fabulous with its patinia

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 05:34 PM

Andrew is correct, the Howard decals were added on the top and are not as good quality as the Bolens decal.

I have driven Chris's 1886 and I agree it's fabulous :-)

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 05:57 PM

Love the 1886s I have 13 myself and one is a prototype.    Does yours have a modal and serial number? 


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 07:01 PM

Thanks for posting the pics, great machine! I agree about the patina.

 

I'm pretty sure I've seen photos of this particular one before. http://www.vhgmc.co....ic/bolens-1886/



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 07:53 PM

The more I read about these 1886's the more I'm thinking I need one.
Looks in really good shape!

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 10:55 PM

Love the 1886s I have 13 myself and one is a prototype.    Does yours have a modal and serial number?

Wow 13! Is the proto type different then the others?

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 11:20 PM

Wow 13! Is the proto type different then the others?

 

Yes it is. 

 

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:24 AM

13! It would not surprise me if the total number of LF's still about in the UK did not exceeded 13.

Chris is know as Mr Largeframe in the UK as he has three

Iain
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 08:32 AM

13! It would not surprise me if the total number of LF's still about in the UK did not exceeded 13.
Chris is know as Mr Largeframe in the UK as he has three
Iain


Isn't it 4 now with the latest one he bought? In any case, more than I have which is none!

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 09:58 AM

How about posting pics of all 13 Jerome,would be cool to see that herd together

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 11:04 AM

How about posting pics of all 13 Jerome,would be cool to see that herd together

 

 

Maybe next summer everything is put away for winter. 






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