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#1 Reed Breneman OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 10:10 PM

 A friend of mine is wanting to trade me a bolens 1220 gt for my home owner sized cement mixer I never use,I would have $126 in it because thats what I spent on the mixer 2 years ago at auction,tractor ran last winter but wont start now ,Comes with a snowblower that appears to be in good shape ,The tractor is pretty straight and looks like it had decent care over the years,The attractive part for me is the hydraulic system for the lift,I see a good blade in its future,The deck is all apart and not to good.I will get pics tomorrow of it for you to see.It is a gear drive tractor and he says tecumpse powered ,is that right?Thanks in advance for any info,I know john deer pretty well and ford and montgomery wards but never had a Bolens


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Posted September 01, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Should be a 12 horse Tecumseh.  1969 year

http://www.tractorda...olens-1220.html


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Posted September 01, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Engine Detail:     Tecumseh HH120   gasoline   1-cylinder   air-cooled   453 cc [27.66ci ]       Bore/Stroke: 3.50x2.875 inches [89 x 73 mm] Power: 12 hp [8.9 kW] Rated RPM: 3600 Starter: electric Starter volts: 12
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Posted September 02, 2016 - 07:50 AM

For that deal I would be all over it,only down fall is if the the electronic ignition is bad,they can be a little hard to find,and some times a little pricey,worst case if its non repairable or has a major engine issue you will get your money back with no problem


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 09:28 AM

You haven't got it yet? :D


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 09:52 AM

You haven't got it yet? :D

Workin on it He is kinda flip floppin back and forth on trading,He gave $75 when he got the tractor and I think he would like me to pony up some cash to sweeten the deal,,,I am not that sweet :smilewink:



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Posted September 02, 2016 - 09:58 AM

He also is trying to make a trade for my 98 ford f150 4x4 extended cab with a blown head gasket for a 78 ford 4x4 short box step side he has that I would like to get from him to restore,Its a good old project truck,I have about $125 in my truck due to some trading when i got it,He may be thinkin package deal


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 10:03 AM

forgot to add pics of my truck ,I will get pics of the bolens and his truck today,

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Posted September 02, 2016 - 11:57 AM

here are the pics sorry for not getting better pics but i was in a bit of a hurry

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Posted September 02, 2016 - 12:01 PM

the truck has a 351 cleavland they just installed and the original 289 that ran in the back,the truck runs and drives but no brakes and carb problems the bolens looks alright but you guys know more about them then i do so i need your opinions



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Posted September 02, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Better jump on that tractor (IMO)
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Posted September 04, 2016 - 06:30 AM

I am 99% sure I got the tractor should have it this afternoon ,thats what he says anyway,He realized he doesnt have the funds to get it running and knows I would like another project for this winter,or maybe it will be the snow removal machine for the winter and my john deere will get restored



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Posted September 04, 2016 - 08:25 AM

The GT looks good, but the details on that truck are way out to lunch. Ford introduced that body style in 1980 and stayed with it till 86. The original motor would be a 300 inline six, a 302 or a 351M, it is at least a decade too new to have an "original 289".

 

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Posted September 04, 2016 - 02:42 PM

The GT looks good, but the details on that truck are way out to lunch. Ford introduced that body style in 1980 and stayed with it till 86. The original motor would be a 300 inline six, a 302 or a 351M, it is at least a decade too new to have an "original 289".

 

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hmmmmmmm have to check that out I bet its a 302,I was going by what he said  and he is a gm man



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Posted September 04, 2016 - 03:59 PM

Better jump on that Bolens, atlest Id be!

Like the pickup too. Had one (86) with the 300 inline 6, couldn't kill that truck. Said goodbye to it at the salvage yard about 12 or so years ago. I drove it there with over 400,000 miles, maybe more??? The salt eats everything round here, Chevys, Fords, Dodges, Yotas....blah, blah , blah blah blah!
Good luck;)
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