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Posted January 19, 2014 - 01:21 AM

I have made a connection with a local guy that worked as a mechanic for a Bolens dealership in the late sixties and early 70's. I'm having him work on my 1254 that I have not got to run. I have never torn into a 4 stroke motor before, done some rebuilds on two stroke dirt bike motors but no tractors. Anyway, I figured I'd reply in this thread since there are some other specs for the TRA-12d. He asked what the valve lash should be set for the intake and exhaust, I figured I'd be able to find it in one of the manuals or in the forum but I came up dry. Can anyone tell me what they should be set at? Thanks!

Here's a couple of pics getting her loaded In the trailer. I couldn't get the free wheel pin out so it was a beast to move. Found out the rear tires are full of fluid which didn't help with the move either.

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Is the guy who owned the dealership still alive?

If so can he tell us anything about the factory? Knows any Factory Workers?

 

 

This should help you out:

Its a spec chart for most Wisconsin's

 

 

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 09:25 AM

Dont you just love loaded tires :wallbanging:

Best is when you dont know they are loaded then go to fill them or have to remove them :wallbanging:

Hope its just washer fluid as Calcuim or Anti Freeze is not fun to work with!


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 09:03 AM

Is the guy who owned the dealership still alive?

If so can he tell us anything about the factory? Knows any Factory Workers?

 

 

This should help you out:

Its a spec chart for most Wisconsin's

 

I will talk to him today and ask him about the owner of the dealership. I would be surprised if he is still around but hopefully he is. I would love to be able to find some old Bolens advertising stuff or a sign for the garage would be a dream.

 

Thank you for the spec, much appreciated.



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Posted January 25, 2014 - 05:45 PM

By the way, Wayne (the mechanic), said that the owners of the Bolens dealership here are no longer around. He did say that they also owned Oregon Chain which is cool. Wish I knew if there was any of the old shop signs or anything left from the dealership, would love to have something for the garage to hang.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 11:27 AM

So after getting to drive the 1254 around Wayne's yard and load it up, we got her home and went to back out of the trailer. When I released the clutch it moved a little bit, then nothing. I had to push it to where she parks. I'm hoping this is an easy clutch adjustment?




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