In my post when I joined the jungle I mentioned that I acquired my first Bolens, an H11XL re-powered with a Briggs 18hp Twin II. I am posting some "before" pics. Soon to be a bit more presentable with a grille and some paint work.
A new set of blades and steering bushing from Rick's Bolens and the ol' girl went right to work. The only issue I'm experiencing is when I stopped at the shop to refuel it wouldn't start. Ether didn't generate a cough. My spark tester was of little help as it is for HEI so no light. I'm thinking vapor lock or overheated magneto as it was a hot day and thats a lot of engine to be stuffed in backwards so close to the bulkhead. Was running fine until I shut her off and restarted instantly on cool down. Thoughts anyone?