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#16 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 11:50 AM

I believe what you are seeing is the primer Wisconsin used.  .....Most of the TR series in the Bolens tube-frames had that primer under the brown.

 

The replacement engines from Wisconsin were painted gray or later, light green.

OK on the red.  Reason I was suspicious was that fan shroud is the brown color and everything around it was red.  Thought thy might have replaced the engine and used the original shroud.

 

Cannot read the serial number.  Model is definitely 191-01.  From the information I have that should be a magneto ignition.  This one has a bttery ignition which was in the -02 run.


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:49 PM

I bet that thing will fire right up with some points and a carb kit, cant tell you how many I have gotten over the years and they fired right up after sitting for many years, you cant kill these engines unless you never change the oil or run them without oil !

 

 

Whats the serial number on the engine?

 

Steering wheel looks smooth with no hand grips which indicates a 1966

Engine Serial No. is 4115341.  Also the steering wheel has the finger notches on the bottom side, rest is smooth.


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Got the shroud cleaned up and back on.  Checked the tank out an was pleasantly surprised.  Slick and clean as a whistle.  Screen was nice and round and standing tall.  Rinsed it out and checked for leaks - nope not a one.  Cleaned up the shut off valve and put it back in and about 1/4 full of fresh gas.  No leaks so looks like that is going to be good to go.  Put a different starter/generator on that I had rebuilt some time back just for this occasion.  Now have the original pulley soaking so I can get it off in the morning and on the good starter.  Clutch linkage rod is real cruddy and the front nut is ground way down so going to take it clear out and replace everything on it.  Then get the clutch adjusted so it will release.  Should have the cab kit and points first of the week and will be back at it again.  Talking colder weather then.  Split the last of the wood this morning in 52° temps.  Unreal.  Now I can play with the tractor and wait for snow.


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:59 PM

Wisconsin site is down , so will have to run that number at a later time.....


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 08:03 AM

Wisconsin site is down , so will have to run that number at a later time.....

Site is still down.  Read that Wisconsin is have some hard times and not building engines right now?  No date on that so don't know if it is old info or something new come up.



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Posted December 12, 2015 - 08:51 AM

Site is still down.  Read that Wisconsin is have some hard times and not building engines right now?  No date on that so don't know if it is old info or something new come up.

 

Havent heard that but they do alot of Business to the government these days where you dont need to meet epa regulations on  that equipment .


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Sounds familiar.  Do as I say , not as I do. 



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Posted December 12, 2015 - 03:52 PM

Was bock working on the 850 a little again this afternoon.  Found some things that are going to need some heavy attention.  The hole in the clutch rod actuator is wore about through the plate.  Won't hold much longer so might as well tear it apart and rebuild it now.  Lot of times you can get by with welding a flat washer over the hole but not sure that would be hard enough to take the pressure for long.  Found the same situation on the hinge end of the clutch fork.  It moves about 3/8" so it is probably about wore through also.  Explains why there is so much play in the clutch pedal.  Have things adjusted enough I can release the clutch now.  Probably why it was parked in the first place.  Think I will jack up the back wheels and check out the transaxel before I go to much work rebuilding things.  Need to try and figure out how that Hi - Lo lever works too.  Think I will let it rest till Monday and look into it more then.


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 03:40 AM

You are really cracking on with getting this back into use.
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Posted December 13, 2015 - 08:04 PM

You are really cracking on with getting this back into use.

Not really.  To nice to be inside all day and have the rest of the outside work done, or to wet to do any more.  Might back at it tomorrow if it is still raining and not to cold.



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Posted December 16, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Site is still down.  Read that Wisconsin is have some hard times and not building engines right now?  No date on that so don't know if it is old info or something new come up.

 

See the site appears to be working again - Thanks to whoever fixed it.

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 02:07 PM

Thanks much 29 Chevy.  Will check it out and see what I come up with.

 

Motor was built in January of 1966 so the 850 tractor is a 1966 model year.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 02:16 PM

Paint that sucker blue and sell it for $1200 :rolling:


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 03:20 PM

You are really cracking on with getting this back into use.

Chieffan probably won't admitt it but his tractor-itis is growing and he has become a collector.  :rolling:

 

 

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 02:32 PM

Paint that sucker blue and sell it for $1200 :rolling:

How about ASK $1200 and plan on using it till  - - - - - - - - - :thumbs:






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