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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 04:35 PM

I usually get busy in the fall with engine and tractor projects. It has been too hot to work on anything that ain't broke. I plan to get both my snowblowers running and ready. I am also going to restore the Bolens G9 that I bought last spring. Most parts of it will be derusted using the electrolysis  method. I have a 55 gallon barrel for the biggest stuff and a 5 gallon container for the small stuff. I'm looking forward to some cooler evenings .


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Posted September 14, 2016 - 05:30 PM

It's that time of the year again for me to buy another $200 all in one printer.



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Posted September 14, 2016 - 07:42 PM

$200??  I get the $80 ones and have to buy ink many times, but works fine. Darn ink uses up fast, have more on hand. The purchase of all the inks is almost same as buying another small printer anymore!  I've tried a few brands and all the same way on ink and prices.

 

Snow blowers??? Well, guess I shouldn't talk, now working on my V-blade for the PK in my shop too. I'll be tinkering on my G9 frame too, but will be real slow going on any of it, have others more important to do first.  Guess I'll be putting blades on some soon while warm. The Speedex gets one, the PK, the big Snapper King gets the brush put on it, but gets little use. Just the tractor for every implement kind of idea here, heh!



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Posted September 15, 2016 - 08:14 AM

$200??  I get the $80 ones and have to buy ink many times, but works fine. Darn ink uses up fast, have more on hand. The purchase of all the inks is almost same as buying another small printer anymore!  I've tried a few brands and all the same way on ink and prices.

 

Bought cheaper ones and better ones and the results are about the same.This one was a top rated HP 8610 and it lasted a year and quit just after I installed new ink.I went with a black and white lazer printer this time.Should be good to go for another year.



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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:35 AM

I have done some more disassembly on the G-9.It is now down to a rolling chassis. I plan to put all the parts thru the derusting tanks and paint each part as I put it back together. I need to decide what
black paint to use on the chassis parts. I am looking to expose some of the original paint but I believe it was some kind of semi-gloss.
It appears that my biggest expense is going to be the front 480/400-8 tires. The rear tires look like they will be ok with new tubes.
My engine and transaxle will just be cleaned and painted.

Edited by thom, September 30, 2016 - 09:41 AM.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 03:27 PM

The Bolens forum here has a sticky with paint codes.  Paul



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Posted September 30, 2016 - 11:22 PM

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It's obvious why these are called tube frame Bolens.The one on the left in the pic is not bent. I went back and checked after looking at the pic. It's an optical illusion .


Edited by thom, October 01, 2016 - 05:48 AM.

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