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Posted February 09, 2016 - 08:00 PM

So there is an element of risk that the Parts "Where Used" Database I am assembling will be a rough approximation, but maybe better than nothing for all that.

(I continue to wonder to myself if maybe MTD inherited all the information, but doesn't really provide ready access to it.)
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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:04 PM

There is at least one other part you would need to add for the -02. which is a heat shield that attaches just in front of the brake pedal on the right side of the tractor.

 

The 1886-01 didn't have that and it WILL cook your leg if you don't put some sort of deflector there.

 

I know that Bolens issued a service bulletin on that and later offered a rubber deflector for retrofitting.

 

It would be #157 on page two of the 1886-03-04 parts manual.

 

Here's a pic of my1886-02 with it outlined in red.  It's kind of hiding behind the lift handle for the mid-mount grader blade.

Thanks, OB! I will make that addition. I am almost done with the Large Frames. I just need to wrap up the HT23's in all their glory (and confusion in the Parts List)

 

OK, now THIS is weird.

 

I just looked at my copy on the -01 parts list and it shows that deflector.

 

I know danged well that NONE of my -01s had that as original equipment

 

The only two that have deflectors is one that has a piece of rubber pop riveted on as per the service bulletin, and the forklift that has the #172 2942 part on it. That part was not on the forklift when I bought it, but was added during the restoration.

 

Here's a pic of my -01 with the 'service bulletin' pop riveted piece:

 

 
And a pic of the Forklift with the #172 2942 part on it:

 

The 1886-01 Parts List shows that right side heat deflector as P.N. 1722942.
The 1886-03/04 Parts List shows the same diagram, but the P.N. is 1723530.

Maybe the change was from rubber to metal?

As far as I know, no 1886-01 left the factory with that part on it.

 

If you check both heat shields, you will see that they have different numbers as well.

 

 

 

 

Bolens never used rubber on the kit.

 

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Edited by wilberj, February 09, 2016 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:06 PM

So there is an element of risk that the Parts "Where Used" Database I am assembling will be a rough approximation, but maybe better than nothing for all that.

(I continue to wonder to myself if maybe MTD inherited all the information, but doesn't really provide ready access to it.)

 

 

Nope they cleaned the factory out into dumpsters at the end of the 80s from the people I have talked to that worked there at that time..  


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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:19 PM

So there is an element of risk that the Parts "Where Used" Database I am assembling will be a rough approximation, but maybe better than nothing for all that.

(I continue to wonder to myself if maybe MTD inherited all the information, but doesn't really provide ready access to it.)


I think what your doing is going to be a huge benefit to many of us,keep up the good work

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:39 PM

Nope they cleaned the factory out into dumpsters at the end of the 80s from the people I have talked to that worked there at that time..  

 

Thats what I have heard as well, alot of people blame MTD but it really was Gardenway who put Bolens under, MTD just gobbled up the Name when it was available and bought out the gardenway line , amazing gardenway went under soon after they decided not to keep producing Bolens parts! :wallbanging: 


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Posted February 09, 2016 - 11:42 PM

Bolens never used rubber on the kit.

 

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Oh, really?

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Oh, really?

 

 

Where you find one of those?

 

 

Edit- Ok I seem to found the issue here the rubber piece you have there was used early into the 1886-01 production then later the kit I posted was offered in July of 1971.  The kit I posted is not in my 1886-01 parts brake down that is dated 1/71.     Nice find Dave. 


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Ben got that from Bob when he was doing the resto on the forklift.

 

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Posted February 10, 2016 - 12:40 AM

Back when I first looked up the stuff for the heat shield years ago I knew the service bulletin kit is metal because I have some on my tractors and I do have a NOS kit I later picked up.  I always assumed they were all metal I would of never knew because its not listed as rubber and never seen a early one.   Live and you learn next lesson plz? 


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 01:23 PM

Does anyone know of a "where used" database for Wisconsin engine parts?



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Posted February 10, 2016 - 01:39 PM

Does anyone know of a "where used" database for Wisconsin engine parts?

I don't know of one, which does not mean that it does not exist somewhere.



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Posted February 10, 2016 - 11:39 PM

Tucked away in the pile of manuals and Parts Lists that Rick (blackjackjakexxix) loaned to me, I found the attached sheet for corrections to the 1886-01 Parts List, and the additions to that Parts List to account for the changes to make an 1886-02 tractor. Bolens basically changed the instrument panel, throttle and choke assemblies, and the instrument panel decal.

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Posted February 11, 2016 - 09:34 AM

It amazes me that companies put out papers/documents without proof-reading before distribution!


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Posted February 11, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Tucked away in the pile of manuals and Parts Lists that Rick (blackjackjakexxix) loaned to me, I found the attached sheet for corrections to the 1886-01 Parts List, and the additions to that Parts List to account for the changes to make an 1886-02 tractor. Bolens basically changed the instrument panel, throttle and choke assemblies, and the instrument panel decal.

Nice find Doug,I didn't even know that was in there,there's a lot of stuff in that manual



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Posted February 11, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Nice find Doug,I didn't even know that was in there,there's a lot of stuff in that manual

Rick, there is enough interesting stuff in the binder that you loaned to me that I am going to hate to send it back (but of course I will).






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