Had some time this weekend so I dragged the Bolens 1000 up to the shop. I had bought it in April and haven't really had a chance to work on it.
It has a 14 hp Kohler in it. After cleaning the points, carb, and gas tank It squirting bit gas in carb it fired up. Took a little bit, but it sucked gas from the tank and runs sounds pretty good. It will move backwards and fowards in each gear. Although I think the clutch is bad. As I was tehtered to the boosting battery on the floor I couldn't really test run it.
The shift patteren is kind of strange. From what I can tell left up is 2nd, Left down is 3rd, Right up is reverse, Right down is 1st. I took top of transmission off for a look see. The gears look good no teeth missing no bad wear spots that I can see.
Could it be possable that the shift rails/forks are in the wrong holes giving this the backwards shift pattern?
My plan is to use this tran in a 1050 I have.
Here are photos of the gear shifters, The one with labels is the 1050 with bad trans, inside the Trans, and the tractor
Edited by Alberta Bolens, October 02, 2016 - 08:13 PM.