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Posted November 05, 2017 - 03:39 PM

So my dad has a few garden tractors he wants to get rid of. He choose to give me his Bolens 1254.
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It comes with a mower deck, a plow and a tiller. The motor runs but won’t stay running I believe it has an electrical problem. Any luck it will be running by spring to till the garden.
His other tractors are a A.C b1 and a Ford lgt. The Allis-chalmers has just about all the implements.
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Posted November 05, 2017 - 03:43 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Plenty of folks here to help get it going good!


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Posted November 05, 2017 - 04:33 PM

   How long does it run? How soon will it restart? How long dose it run the second time? does it just quit or does it stutter and die? Post all the information you can. Most of the people here love a puzzle. there is a manuals section, third tab from thew left top of this page. You will likely find trouble shooting help there. Good luck and welcome aboard. Don


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Posted November 05, 2017 - 06:46 PM

So my dad has a few garden tractors he wants to get rid of. He choose to give me his Bolens 1254.

 

Tell your dad that I'm adoptable.   :D      

 

Welcome to the forum. 

Good luck with fixing the problem.  There is a lot of usable information among these members.   Rick


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Posted November 05, 2017 - 06:58 PM

Welcome to GTT. Nice Bolens. I think that the AC is a B-1 because of the hood. There were dozens of attachments for them. Great machines. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 06, 2017 - 10:59 AM

That's a nice Bolens gift for sure!!!

 

Lets see some pics of the tiller attached when you can.



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Posted November 06, 2017 - 07:45 PM

How long does it run? How soon will it restart? How long dose it run the second time? does it just quit or does it stutter and die? Post all the information you can. Most of the people here love a puzzle. there is a manuals section, third tab from thew left top of this page. You will likely find trouble shooting help there. Good luck and welcome aboard. Don


It’s been a couple of years since we tried firing it up. As soon as we do I will let you know.
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Posted November 06, 2017 - 07:46 PM

I will post pictures as things go on.
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Posted November 23, 2017 - 04:19 PM

It took a couple of weeks but I figured it out. Had to do some wiring and take the flywheel off and clean the stator. But I got the old gal running. Drove her around then she died again was able to jump start her again. Have to get a new battery and redo the wiring. But now I know she will run I feel more comfortable on spending money on her.
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Posted November 23, 2017 - 05:55 PM

That's great news!


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Posted December 17, 2017 - 07:45 AM

Well took her for a little drive and she quit. Think I might need a new stator. Any one know where I can get a yb-80 Wisconsin stator at? Then it seems like this thing needs some cranking amps can I use a small car battery? Or find a real high amp lawn motor battery?
Any advice would be helpful I would like to get her running by spring I have some gardens to till.

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Posted December 17, 2017 - 07:50 AM

Would recomend a battery with atleast 300 cold cranking amps in these motors

 

Stator is obsolete from wisconsin but there is a place called overnight solutions that makes reproduction coils and stators



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Posted December 17, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Is there something that can be made to work in the stators place

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Posted December 17, 2017 - 11:10 AM

The first thing I would do before tearing it apart is to see if it has spark after it dies and go from there. Does it run about the same length of time before it dies? A partially plugged fuel system will act like that as will an improperly vented gas tank. 



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Posted December 17, 2017 - 03:41 PM

The first thing I would do before tearing it apart is to see if it has spark after it dies and go from there. Does it run about the same length of time before it dies? A partially plugged fuel system will act like that as will an improperly vented gas tank.



I cleaneded the stator up got running then it died. But now I can’t get any spark out of it.
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