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#31 ClassicBolens OFFLINE  

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Posted February 10, 2017 - 08:11 PM

Definitely hard to tell much difference on the computer screen, but I agree the bottom looks better. Can't wait to see the outcome.
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Posted February 10, 2017 - 08:16 PM

The top one is too gold for me, I like the bottom one so far, took these out on the porch hoping they would look the best in the sunlight, but like you said hard to tell off a computer screen.

I tried to take my computer screen outside on the porch to check to see if it would look any different in natural light - found out two things - the cord doesn't reach that far and it is dark out :rolling:

 

Thanks for taking on the challenge of trying to get a good match for the gold paint  :worshippy1:


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Posted February 11, 2017 - 07:35 AM

I vote for the bottom one.   



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Posted February 11, 2017 - 04:14 PM

The secret revealed, TWO NOS shortblocks delivered today! :bounce:

Cant believe I found these, now I can have a practically brand new motor in the 600

Blocks are dated 1966

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Posted February 11, 2017 - 04:21 PM

Nice... Very Nice!
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Posted February 11, 2017 - 04:39 PM

What I was hoping you were getting only looks like you now have twins - time to find another 600?


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Posted February 11, 2017 - 05:35 PM

It always amazes me when stuff like this shows up brand new 40+ years later... Good find!
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Posted February 11, 2017 - 06:08 PM

:wave: Brian.

 

That's just surface rust on the crankshaft so no problem there.

 

However, if you are going to use points & condenser (instead of solid state) it's worth the trouble to pull the oil seal on the flywheel side to inspect for rust on the c/s where the plunger rides.

 

I encountered a brand new engine which would run for awhile (10-15 mins) then die out with no spark.  ....Points closed.  .....Reset points and engine ran for a while then lost spark again.  ....Points closed.  .....Reset points and it ran again for awhile.

 

Now convinced that the point adjustment was not slipping.  .....Turns out there was rust on the c/s which would abrade the plunger, causing the points  not to open.

 

That was quite a learning experience.  :wallbanging:


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Posted February 11, 2017 - 07:26 PM

Hey can I borrow one of those for my 600?
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Posted February 21, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Think I got something here with this latest paint match, I'd say about 93% match

 

Called " Antique gold"

 

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 01:19 PM

A match with a car colour would be fantastic as it is something us boys on the other side of the pond can source.

 

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 02:21 PM

Think I got something here with this latest paint match, I'd say about 93% match

 

Called " Antique gold"

That would look nice pulling your 600 on a trailer after it is finished!  :thumbs:


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Posted April 27, 2017 - 05:41 PM

Made some good progress 90% of the parts stripped down ready for the power washer, this was one of the greasiest tractors I have taken apart yet! Usually when I get them the are bone dry and rusty LOL

 

Still need to dismantle parts of the steering, clutch, trans then prep and paint small parts and the motor first then the large stuff.

 

Last pic shows how much the metallic paint fades in color when I peeled the shift decal off

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Posted April 27, 2017 - 06:18 PM

Very nice - slurp, dribble ,drool - feel an attack of the Bolens Bug coming on - Thankfully I got something in the mail today that should help make the attack a mild one.


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Posted April 27, 2017 - 06:29 PM

Nice work, time for some elbow grease.
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