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#31 slf-uk ONLINE  

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Posted February 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Good progress already.

 

Looks like you got a useful free wood wedge :thumbs: Not too late to ask Chris to drop his mig in the Land Rover for tomorrow so he can weld up those holes left by the peddle extensions :smilewink:


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Posted February 03, 2017 - 01:12 PM

To me Andrew, the old girl has not seen a service for a very long time.
 
The air filter is the only thing I have not got but any fool can fit one :smilewink:
 
Looks better with out the mods :thumbs:


I agree Chris, it not been serviced for age. So typical of horticultural machinery but fresh oil and filters I am sure will be a start in the right direction !
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Posted February 04, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Another update. Chris arrived with his mate Paul this morning after collecting an item near me. My main concern was getting the tractor off the pallet which we did with a bit of juggling. I was mightily relieved that it all went to plan. The next job was to see if we could fire up the old girl. The oil was drained as was the fuel tank for shipping. Fresh oil was poured in and the oil filter changed as was the transmission oil (which wasn't too rank looking) and filter. Chris poured in 8 litres og hydro oil as we could not check the level due to a broken hydro dipstick. I poured in fresh petrol with a Briggs and Stratton Fuel Fix additive. The battery was hooked up and with a turn of the ignition bought the engine to life. The noise was deafening in the garage with very little smoke which gradually disappeared as it warmed up. There was a bit of hunting which Chris adjusted to factory settings. Due to where the lockup is, we both felt we couldn't do a test run. The hunting is still there but can be tweaked when the engine is warm. We jacked up the rear to see if the wheel turns ok and thankfully they did.

I need a few things on my shopping list including a new dipstick for the hydro, plus an air filter (on order), fuel lines as the old ones are hard, battery leads and clamps, condenser, tinware, new wiring loom etc. I am really chuffed with it and as Rick said it is a 'good fixer upper'.

I have added two videos I hope. The first one is when it fired up the first time and the second is Chris tweaking the hunting. I have included a photo of the battered hydro filter. I am very grateful to have Chris and his friend Paul helping me out on this project. In fact Chris is hoping to come down again to carry on with a bit more work on the HT20 when he can fit in in between his Bolens, family and work. Also thanks to Iain ffor his arcane knowledge on these LFs and Rick for agreeing to source the tinware for the engine etc. Always great to see a fellow Bolens enthusiast willing to help out another.

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Posted February 04, 2017 - 02:09 PM

Congratulations Andrew on the safe arrival of the HT. Sounds like you and Chris have been busy today. Looks a lot better without the modified bits they had added. Will look even better when you have repainted and fitted new decals
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Posted February 04, 2017 - 02:12 PM

Congratulations Andrew on the safe arrival of the HT. Sounds like you and Chris have been busy today. Looks a lot better without the modified bits they had added. Will look even better when you have repainted and fitted new decals


Thanks Dave. Yes I am well chuffed with it. The hood and fender will be taken off at some point and shot blasted and repainted plus new decals too. What white do you use ?
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Posted February 04, 2017 - 02:13 PM

Just uploaded Andrew's videos to my lads YouTube channel which may be easier to view.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=WifKIaUkY5I

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=uXX5-ORL_5w

 

If someone knows how embed the videos into the post rather than links it would be even better

 

Iain


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Posted February 04, 2017 - 02:18 PM

Thanks Iain/ Joseph. Yes I can see the videos easier now, :-)
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Posted February 04, 2017 - 02:19 PM

I use the David Brown tractor white. In my opinion it's a very good if not perfect match
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Posted February 04, 2017 - 02:27 PM

I use the David Brown tractor white. In my opinion it's a very good if not perfect match


Thanks Dave.
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Posted February 04, 2017 - 04:05 PM

All I can see is my loving hands :D

 

I expect the carb needs a good clean in a sonic bath.

 

That terrible rattling is the fuel tank heat sheild banging on the the exhaust!

 

It still needs tlc in few areas but will be a great tractor when its all up together :thumbs:


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Posted February 04, 2017 - 04:11 PM

Thanks Chris. Going to invest In sonic cleaner unit at some point.

Thanks for your help again; much appreciated!
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