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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2016 - 09:54 PM

Today grabbed my trailer and couple of purchases from show and dragged home. One is a G14. Has the Tec engine in it, and was turning, but hits a stop. Just before that it makes a noise maybe in the OHV area??  Darn thing has the front blower housing off, the starter missing, not sure what else yet.  Is it gonna be hard to find parts to fix these ole OHV engines?  I'm just hoping not seat dropped out or some other major item on the head. Will know better once out of tractor.  The sides come off this metal work on tractor to see the pulleys and belts system better?  Are these engines equipped with special smaller size pans for these frames? Kinda looks like the Kohlers used in Deere's and Cubs with that style pan as example. If one wanted to put in a diff engine guess would need to make a mount plate then?  This is my first Gear bolens to work on.

 

Model 1453 and serial  0302759   This is Series 3 then? and what year does that make it?


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 10:00 PM

There are still parts available for the tech engines.just did a hh150 a while back and was surprised how many parts were available.
Good luck with your project . How about some pics?
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Posted June 19, 2016 - 07:04 AM

You can still get parts for them , the piston and rings are getting a bit tough though on a couple models



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Posted June 19, 2016 - 07:11 AM

 

Model 1453 and serial  0302759   This is Series 3 then? and what year does that make it?

 

1453-03 was a model for 1974, 1975, & 1976.


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 07:51 AM

Congrats on the G14 GL. Not knowing much about the Bolens world until I got my H16 I found out it seems to be one of the most easiest to find parts for. A lot of broken down Tec's out there so parts are there, just shop around. Good thing your building that new barn seems like your back in the saddle again. Don't forget the pics.

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 02:42 PM

Tore up some today, cleaned first 1/2" junk off the frame. Took engine off, seems has broken rod, bummer. Can't get rocker box off yet or the head, still someting holding it all on somewhere??? I turned it enough to see the top of piston, which stays at top. It does bump some when the rod part must still be in cylinder comes up and hits it. Maybe the bottom of piston is still on it?? Here's a few shots.

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 02:50 PM

Pix of toolbox. What is the two strap parts I found in it?? Were greasy! Some engine pictures. Got it out now, trying to tear down, but not much luck, need info I guess. Sure is goofy way to mount on frame, spacers, long bolts, up into block. Those special casting blocks for Bolen's?? I have never seen OHV all over before. One side shows starter off, then two more bolts above. What for? Gas tank mount maybe, now that I have manuals, see it about there.

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 02:58 PM

Is that orig muffler mount in pix above?? Muffler is welded onto it now, looks almost factory to me, not sure?? I took pix of the clutch? on this thing. Was thinking just belt tensioner, but almost looks like a disc here, and it don't look good! Not tight, and kinda warped. This clutch? Also shot of hood with torn areas, seems bad spot on Bolen's The chain is on hood, not connected to engine or nothing now. Dash and wiring look pretty good.

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Posted June 20, 2016 - 12:17 AM

The two metal pieces in the tool box looks to be from the seat mount?
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Posted June 20, 2016 - 10:59 AM

I agree with Rainier, the two 'strap parts' attach under the seat pan to your set mounting bolts and slide with the seat as you adjust to your desired position.

 

On the Tecumeseh, there is meant to be a fairly large plate/mounting bracket that is for the gas tank.  The starter hides the lower bolts for the plate.  The upper bolts each should have a spacer that fits between the engine block and mounting bracket.  Also the engine shroud slips in behind the mounting bracket ensuring the cooling air stays close to the engine.  I'm unable to see your muffler.  The exhaust manifold as attached to the cylinder head is original and the muffler support bracket at the front of the tractor is original.  The original muffler is fairly large and has a heat shield around it.


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Posted June 20, 2016 - 11:06 AM

If you check out section 5-2 in The Tube Frame Service Manual it shows the clutch set up as well as the brake plate that you show in your picture - http://gardentractor...anual-552875-1/


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Posted June 20, 2016 - 01:02 PM

Re-looked at clutch, see it IS on tight till I press the pedal. Appears there are TWO plates there. So, might be good for that. The warped one must be the Brake then?  I will check your links and compare. Think this will be coming off to clean up and fix if needed. Darn battery leaking rusted anything below it, right in center of tractor and all this stuff is rusty now. I look out at this frame and realize it is really quite a short little thing, and looks like Huge wheels on it then.  Again, can't decide to just find engine and get working to see if it does work or tear all the way down and start over, my usual route. That is what it needs, but NOT what I need! STill thinking of looking at a briggs for it, in smaller size, seems some gear drives had them, but sure not aware of how they were mounted on that little tube frame area. No plate?  Odd one for me. I have a parts GT9 and another fair shape also, might have to drag them home and see how those are built to compare.


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Posted June 20, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Tore some metal covers off. The two down sides of tubes, one over the axle. Was thinking cover over trans too, but heck, found that is actual case cover! Put that back for now. Is that one over front axle mount really needed! With that off can clean lots of junk out of area. Those tube shields more modern update and older models didn't use? Don't have much function. I want to pull steering and clutch, all rusty. I looked at man link above. That wavy looking one on mine IS straight, just seems adjuster needs to be looked at. Thinking wear holes in service slots, making things sloppy. Will show/ask about later.
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Posted June 20, 2016 - 07:16 PM

These are hard to clean. I PW my H16 three times before I was satisfied. Mine had leaked fluid from the lift lever when I got it & was a mess. I think once you get use to their design you'll be happy with it...l love mine.

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 08:30 PM

Lost my mind, went nuts! Really! See pictures! Tore this thing down Too Far! Was just going to be a "just get it to run" project. I KNOW I can't do those! Here's pix of day. Steering column came out with that shaft attached, have not figured out the tear-down on that yet. The whole center drive section will be a bench tear-down now. (I did start on that now, have to go to work). Gears in case look good to me. How does belt guard come off that pto unit? Just spread it? With pulleys off would be good to go. Didn't want to take them off really. Was nut supply in both tubes at back. I found four pieces of metal in the tubes. Two at front was thinking just to keep the tubes from crushing when bolting on front axle bolster. NOW, when dumping out the nuts, two more came out! Were those in middle? or at the axle end? How does one position them back in if in middle? One pix axle front. Looks like maybe a brake drum missing? Parking brake action there.

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