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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:11 PM

Picked this little guy up yesterday, maybe a restoration project for the winter

ID tag is gone but I believe its a M16D-01 model which makes it a 1957

 

These tillers were also multi purpose and had a wheel kit available to power a reel mower, lawn roller , lawn cart and a few other things, though I have never seen any with the attachments yet.

 

Going to need alot of love but will restore nicely, Biggest problems are Air cleaner , finding new tines and a new carb as the old one was so worn out it was held together by a zip tie.

I was able to hear it run about 30 seconds before I touched the zip tie and the carb fell apart 

 

 

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:18 PM

Zip ties? Everyone knows that duct tape is better....

Looks pretty solid overall. Should be a fun project. Look forward to seeing this finished.
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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:21 PM

Zip ties? Everyone knows that duct tape is better....

Looks pretty solid overall. Should be a fun project. Look forward to seeing this finished.

 

Think you got any tines for this, I thought they were regular mustang tines but these are showing different part numbers in the partslist!

 

1800208  & 1800207



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:25 PM

Nope, I'm positive that I don't have any tines. Maybe you'll get lucky and find something they cross with. Parmi tool, Ariens?
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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:28 PM

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:30 PM

Is this the Fair find? Looks solid indeed, but it definitely need a Doctor, Doc Bolens! :rocker2:


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:31 PM

Is this the Fair find?

 

yep :D



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 05:27 PM

I know it's a ME-Bolens, was thinking maybe Parmi, Troybilt or Ariens or such for new tines.
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Posted August 29, 2016 - 05:42 PM

Nice find there!



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 06:13 PM

If it helps this tiller has the same part numbers as your tiller,I got this tiller about a year ago got it running,put it gear went about ten feet and the tank had a chunk about a inch around and out came the gas,it has not been looked at since,keep looking for a tank at the shows but not one found yet.
Here is the post http://gardentractor...-companytiller/

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 08:31 PM

Aren't those standard Bolo brand tines?



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 09:43 PM

Carter Model N carb will work nicely on that Clinton.I might have a spare plastic oil bath filter with metal top,elbow and Carter carb off of a 4hp Clinton in the shed.I'll dig around and see if the carb is usable.

 

The Clinton on my sickle mower looks to be the same size and I have some spare parts for it.

 

 

How big is the throat of that carb?I think mine is either 16 or 18mm.Carter carbs are stamped inside the carb just above choke plate.


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 06:53 AM

I have a bunch of the carter carbs but wanted to find the oem LMG 3 that was on it if I do restore it



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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:23 AM

 

 

 Biggest problems are Air cleaner , finding new tines and a new carb as the old one was so worn out it was held together by a zip tie.

I was able to hear it run about 30 seconds before I touched the zip tie and the carb fell apart 

 

Is just the bottom bowl screw stripped?  .....Any chance of re-threading to oversize?



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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:30 AM

Is just the bottom bowl screw stripped?  .....Any chance of re-threading to oversize?

 

Thats the main issue, must have been like that for years as its real sloppy and you would have to make the threads about 2X bigger than OEM.  






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