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#1 Alberta Bolens ONLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 10:27 PM

I see a GX11 for sale with mower tiller and blade.  Needs motor put together sounds like the parts are there new rings etc.  He's asking $200  Its close by. I think I will go look at it tomorrow after work$_35.JPG


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Posted August 07, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 11:11 PM

If that was around this area I would say you better go now.   Don



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Posted August 08, 2016 - 01:40 AM

Not a huge fan of the 4 speed and the right angle gear box in those.



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Posted August 08, 2016 - 07:39 AM

With the asking price,don't see how you can go wrong (IMO)



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Posted August 09, 2016 - 09:25 PM

I went. I saw. I brought it home!  Its a project for sure, dis assembled.  Comes with blade, tiller, mower deck and lots of new engine parts.  New piston & rings, connecting rod, gasket set, & new starter.  Block is ready to assemble other than gettingit bored out +.30.  Not sure if I should sell off peices as is or put the puzzle together this winter.  

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Posted January 02, 2017 - 06:53 PM

So.  I decided to put this engine together.  Looked like all the parts are there in baggies a lot of new parts.  So I thought should be easy.  HA HA HA.

 

Got it bored out installed piston crank cam etc. That went ok.  This engine has points seems that most of the info I find show electronic ignition.  

 

I went ot install the head. Low and behold the head gasket is incorrect.  So now I am at a stand still, trying to find proper head gasket. 


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 04:39 PM

Now i have the correct head gasket.  Things are going together slowly.  The engine is assembled now its the rest of all the little parts. 

 

As I have never owned a GX11 before and I did not take this one apart.  This could cause  :wallbanging: or :beer:  The tin work on the engine is taking some time to figure out.  I was looking in the manual and parts lists, looking at photos and diagrams.  They all show bits and pieces and the exploded views sometimes don't help.

 

If someone happens to have a photo of a GX11 with briggs engine that shows the tin work that they are willing to share.  Think that could help considerably.  


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 08:21 PM

After some experimenting and taking a break to do something else and coming back to it.  I have most of the tin figured out.  What I thought was the battery box turned out to be the muffler shield.  I still have 3 or 4 smaller pieces to figure out. Would like to have the placement and oder of assembly sorted out,  I don't like taking things apart several times before evderything is correct.  I still have to clean the parts before I assemble them.  I did make some progress today.

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Posted January 28, 2017 - 08:22 PM

   Went to tractor data . com. Couldn't find a listing for the Bolens GX11. Found G11XL 1978-1979. More information/pictures could well equal more help. Have you found engine model# serial# .  Don


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 09:52 PM

   Went to tractor data . com. Couldn't find a listing for the Bolens GX11. Found G11XL 1978-1979. More information/pictures could well equal more help. Have you found engine model# serial# .  Don

Yes you are correct it is a G11XL

Model 253417 Type 0131-01 Code77092311 



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Posted January 29, 2017 - 02:43 AM

Might be worth contacting the previous owner to see if he took photos of the engine prior to dismantling?

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Posted January 30, 2017 - 09:37 PM

Had to order breather tube grommets.  They are on the way.  I have most of the tin figured out now.  However there are a few smaller brackets that need a home.  I'm not even sure they go on the engine they may be some other part of the tractor.  The hood, gas tank, and seat are off.  Guess I will just have to experiment, until I only have a small hand full of parts left.


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Posted February 19, 2017 - 11:57 PM

The breather tubes arrived in the mail couple of days ago.  I found some time this weekend to work on it.  With some trial and error and some more error I did get the tin mounted and the engine installed.  Next step is the wiring, control cables and fuel lines.  I may be cursing tomorrow as the wire from the spark pickup seems to be short and does not have an end.  I had noticed it was short when I was installing the tin. I forgot about it until I was looking at the wiring tonight.  

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Posted March 02, 2017 - 11:30 PM

After putting the engine in and out a couple of times so I could work on the Magnito.  I went and purchased a new Magnito.  Snap we have SPARK.  Put the engine back in hooked most of it up Squirted shot of gas into the carb and it fired right up.  

 

Next step if figuring out how the gas tiank mounts and hooking that up.  Then I can move it outside and fire it up and let the engine break in.

 

I believe the gas goes in the pump on the engine side.  The outer hose should go the the block under the air cleaner.  

 

Where does the hose from the aircleaner go?

 

Does anyone have one of these tractors that could post a photo showing where the gas tank and battery sit  I have run out of parts and am not sure how they sit.  The manuels are not real clear.






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