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Bolens Iseki Diesel G154 Snowblower repair.

bolens iseki g154 g174 snowblower 1948 diesel

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#1 darkexphos OFFLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 01:12 PM

Hi I thought I would upload my progress on fixing the Model: 1948 Snowblower I picked up for my Iseki made G154. It was sitting outside in the dirt for at least 15 years before I got it. It was surprising to see that the gearbox and auger were still free! The best part was I basically got the blower for free, the guy I got it from gave it to me for doing some work for him. I will add progress to this thread as I go.

 

The first thing I did when I got it home is removed the chute rotation motor and chute deflector motor. Then I sprayed down the "Screw" that angles the deflector with PB Blaster and got that loosened up.

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 01:35 PM

Those are massive blowers,hard to belive they were also used on the large frames,they will blow some snow,one thing about it,that tractor was made for it,good luck with it
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Posted November 24, 2015 - 01:35 PM

That should be a very nice setup when you are done. One tip, a cab will make it alot less painfull in a blowing wind. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 01:38 PM

The next thing I did was put some power to the motors to see if either would work. Both didn't. Go figure. I started to take the motors apart and found some negative results. The plastic gears on both motors were striped out and were no longer any good. Here's a photo.

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 01:40 PM

That should be a very nice setup when you are done. One tip, a cab will make it alot less painfull in a blowing wind. Good Luck, Rick

The previous owner of the both the tractor and blower is a retired Bolens dealer and says he has a snow cab somewhere he just has to find it.


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 01:43 PM

Those are massive blowers,hard to believe they were also used on the large frames,they will blow some snow,one thing about it,that tractor was made for it,good luck with it

Ha ha that's what I said when I first saw it. IT'S HUGE! Hard to believe they made a bigger model.

 

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 01:50 PM

Ok does anyone have any Ideas on what to do about the motor situation? The motors themselves are no good anyway and they are past the point of being rebuilt. I can't seem to find a replacement online, I think I will call Sam's Bolens sometime this week and see what they can come up with.


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 03:24 PM

I that a propane powered MM hiding in the background.


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 03:42 PM

I that a propane powered MM hiding in the background.

Yes it is, it's UB. My dad bought that this spring for tractor pulling. I don't know the exact specs but the engine is definitely modified.


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 03:58 PM

Hi I thought I would upload my progress on fixing the Model: 1948 Snowblower I picked up for my Iseki made G154. It was sitting outside in the dirt for at least 15 years before I got it. It was surprising to see that the gearbox and auger were still free! The best part was I basically got the blower for free, the guy I got it from gave it to me for doing some work for him. I will add progress to this thread as I go.

 

The first thing I did when I got it home is removed the chute rotation motor and chute deflector motor. Then I sprayed down the "Screw" that angles the deflector with PB Blaster and got that loosened up.

Here's a close up of the "Screw"

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Here's underneath the chute. Does anyone know where I can get those white plastic pieces I can't find them for sale either.

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 04:11 PM

Ok does anyone have any Ideas on what to do about the motor situation? The motors themselves are no good anyway and they are past the point of being rebuilt. I can't seem to find a replacement online, I think I will call Sam's Bolens sometime this week and see what they can come up with.

I've seen electric window motors fabricated to work. Maybe you can match them to an 80s Japanese car? Get that cab too. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 05:00 PM

I've seen electric window motors fabricated to work. Maybe you can match them to an 80s Japanese car? Get that cab too. Good Luck, Rick

I would have to have a 12 tooth gear fabricated to put on the motor then but that could work.

 

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 05:29 PM

Someone beat me to the MM asking! LP, cool! Should be clean engine running on that. Nice! I had several MM's, but now only have an old R, need wheels if you know of any?


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 06:21 PM

Ok does anyone have any Ideas on what to do about the motor situation? The motors themselves are no good anyway and they are past the point of being rebuilt. I can't seem to find a replacement online, I think I will call Sam's Bolens sometime this week and see what they can come up with.

 

If you aren't concerned about keeping it original looking, you could probably modify it to work with linear actuators. They are electric, but function sort of like a hydraulic cylinder . Princess Auto has them for reasonable prices so Harbor Freight likely does too.

 

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