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Posted December 06, 2015 - 08:46 PM

On Saturday I  traded an Allis Chalmers B1 and some parts for the Bolens 1250. After working on it for a few minutes the engine is running but needs the carb rebuilt badly. I'll work on it some more another day when I have some free time.

 

The today I took a small trip to pick up a Sears SS/16 parts tractor. It's in fair shape but sat outside for a long time so there is a lot of rust. The main reason I bought it was for the 48in mower deck that came with it.

 

I will take some more pictures in the daylight soon.

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Posted December 06, 2015 - 08:54 PM

I'd like to have that sears, you going to fix that one up too
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Posted December 06, 2015 - 09:06 PM

Grill good shape on sears. I don't know but seems like every other one of them I see  has a corner or some thing broke . Poor design or a lot of ramy drivers?


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Posted December 06, 2015 - 09:37 PM

I'd like to have that sears, you going to fix that one up too

 

I won't be saving the Sears. It needs more work than it's worth to me. I'll be parting it out to help others live.

 

Grill good shape on sears. I don't know but seems like every other one of them I see  has a corner or some thing broke . Poor design or a lot of ramy drivers?

 

It's a poor design in my opinion. The upper grille is made of plastic/fiberglass and doesn't have much support other than two small mounting tabs.


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 12:30 AM

I won't be saving the Sears. It needs more work than it's worth to me. I'll be parting it out to help others live.
 

 
It's a poor design in my opinion. The upper grille is made of plastic/fiberglass and doesn't have much support other than two small mounting tabs.

I think alot of times what happens is the cable breaks and guys open the hood the whole way and it puts all the weight on the hinge and breaks it. I just got done making one for my gt18, out of steel it took me about 20 hours but it looks exactly the same side by side you can't tell the difference at all. I should start making them and selling them if I could get the time down to about 10 hours
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Posted December 07, 2015 - 12:31 AM

You don't have a push rod for the mower deck do you? I may have to make one of those too
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Posted December 07, 2015 - 12:33 AM

I think alot of times what happens is the cable breaks and guys open the hood the whole way and it puts all the weight on the hinge and breaks it. I just got done making one for my gt18, out of steel it took me about 20 hours but it looks exactly the same side by side you can't tell the difference at all. I should start making them and selling them if I could get the time down to about 10 hours

did you buy that sears off craigslist I live I pa too and saw one on there that looked like it
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Posted December 07, 2015 - 08:19 AM

did you buy that sears off craigslist I live I pa too and saw one on there that looked like it

 

No this one wasn't on craigslist. I do have the rod that engages the mower deck.



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Posted December 07, 2015 - 08:23 AM

both look to be good finds its good to know that parts from the sears will help other live i hate seeing gts just scrapped out



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Posted December 07, 2015 - 08:37 AM

Gotta like the Onan on the Sears :thumbs: Is it complete, freed up?



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Posted December 07, 2015 - 09:26 AM

I think alot of times what happens is the cable breaks and guys open the hood the whole way and it puts all the weight on the hinge and breaks it. I just got done making one for my gt18, out of steel it took me about 20 hours but it looks exactly the same side by side you can't tell the difference at all. I should start making them and selling them if I could get the time down to about 10 hours

 

 

or run into a low hanging tree limb  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:

 

If there was a guy who could make a mold and make a steel structured, reinforced fiberglass hood, bet he could make a killing selling them.


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Posted December 07, 2015 - 09:50 AM

or run into a low hanging tree limb  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:
 
If there was a guy who could make a mold and make a steel structured, reinforced fiberglass hood, bet he could make a killing selling them.

I could probably make a mold. And make them I'd have to try




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