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#1 DGS345 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 09:08 PM

Well I just got the 1250 home! Have not done anything but drop it off the truck. left this morning for Philly at 2 am its now 10 pm I will try to get some pics tomorrow. the guy also has a Bolens walk behind with a plow burried in his barn he told me as soon as he digs it out I can have it for 50.00:laughingteeth: I'm going to try to not sound desperate but im going to call him in a week or so LOL

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 09:22 PM

Good for you. Nice find. Hope the two wheeler is nice.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 09:56 PM

Glade to see you rescued the 1250. You will like it alot once you get it running and driving.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 07:32 AM

Great to hear you got the 1250!!!!

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 09:35 AM

Good for you. That 1250 has found a good home. Now let's hope that the walkbehind follows!

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 09:52 AM

Here are a few pictures. I don't believe that the plate om the front belongs there but I'm not sure?? Well I'm heading outside to see if she will run. I'll keep you guys posted

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 11:23 AM

Looks complete
Nice buy, hope you can get her running.
I have a feeling the plate in front is not original...Could be wrong though

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 12:09 PM

Nice score! Those plate weights on the 15" rear wheels are nice, and not so easy to find. You can stack up to three of them per side, using the threaded hole in the little galvanized tabs, i.e. put on one plate weight like you have, then install another on top using another set of those little tabs and more bolts, then put on another using another set of the tabs and yet more bolts.

That construction on the front looks very sturdy, but it is not stock.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 01:09 PM

Dan, glad to see you got the 1250. Looks like a very nice unit. I really like the wheel weights that are on it because it is the first set of weights like that I seen.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 01:33 PM

I cleaned it up a bit today. It does turn over and have a weak spark... I'm not much of a points guy should the points spark when I'm cranking the motor? I will have a friend (who is good with points) come take a look at it this weekend.
I already took off the plate on the front, I was sure it was not original. It was very well made whatever it was. I took the weights off to have them blasted. Will have to see where things go from here I hope when I get it fired up all is well.
Is green the original engine? and if so could i get year of tractor from engine #s The numbers on the tractor can't be read

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 01:38 PM

Yes the points will spark. I don't know the exact gap for the points on your engine, but should be able to find that info pretty easy. Just need a feeler gauge and a screwdriver to adjust the points. Turn the motor over by hand until the points reach their furthest separation and adjust the gap. I think a lot of them are .020 but don't quote me on that. If it is too much of a gap it could be causing your weak spark, the other cause could be that the faces of the points need to be cleaned. Have you tried spraying any carb cleaner in the throat of the carb and see if she will fire off?
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Posted April 26, 2011 - 01:47 PM

yea I did try the carb cleaner . The motor just kinda coughed but didnt fire. I do have feeler gauges and will check and clean them. I had to stop having fun to go do some real work.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 03:37 PM

I believe the gap should be around .018-.020
Sounds like the points need to be cleaned or replaced.
If you have the serial # on the engine you can get a year.
The wisconsins were painted that green color from the factory. I never understood why some were painted Bolens brown and some were left green.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 04:15 PM

The Wisconsin engines installed during the manufacture of the tractor would have been painted brown on the assembly line. The green ones are replacement engines, or so I have been told.

According to the Wisconsin manual for the engine, the breaker points gap for the S12D should be set at 0.020". Although you might get away with reusing the existing points, if it were my choice, I would replace both the points and condenser, then go on from there.
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Posted April 26, 2011 - 05:57 PM

Looks to be a repainted engine to me.
Can you get me a pic of the hydro lift lever? It's one way to find the year.




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