I'm new to the forum and wanted to post asking for any help/references as I take on a new project.
I was at the local dump this past week where someone had dropped off a Bolens 1050, 1966 with the TR-10D engine with no attachments. It's in rough shape, but it wasn't seized, all the wiring had been cutup to the lights and charger, but I figured what the heck. So I brought it home and after cleaning the carb, filling it with gas/oil, and cleaning up the wiring from the points to the magneto which had broken and changing the plug I was able to get it to run/drive. The transmission seems to work and so does the pto and I was able to finally get the locking diff nut to back out.
All in all she is rough around the edges but the price was pretty good. I have tried to read on the forum what to look for and have noticed a similar issue to someone else. I can push her around on level ground when the transmission is in neutral, and the locking pin is in!
So my question is, if the locking pin is in and the transmission is in neutral, should you still be able to push it around? Or is it only when the pin is in and the transmission is in gear that you should not be able to push it around? Keeping in mind its still pretty hard to push due to the weight, and its on level ground. I figure if it was in gear then maybe I couldn't and will check tonight to be sure of what it can and can not do.
Given the above, does this mean maybe the transmission is shot? Thanks for any input.