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#16 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 08:22 PM

I really like your setup there.
I find that, a good part of the fun, is sitting, and pondering on how it should go together, and in what order.
And when your done, then look in the manual.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Good looking rig. Can't wait for the vid.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 03:08 PM

After looking up that model number , I was able to locate an old price sheet and the sides and top cover for the cart sold for $42.75 in 68'
The cart itself sold for $ 65.25
The Actual vacuum/ Engine sold for $ 256.50
The optional "vac attachment" sold for $35.50
so altogether that vacuum attachment with cart cost around $ 508 in 1968!


Egads!

I found an "Inflation calculator" on the net. Inflation Calculator | Find US Dollar's Value from 1913-2011

According to that, $508.00 in '68 is equivilent to $3,307.04 today!

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 03:12 PM

well in theory high quality tractors and attachments, well for the time. stayed the same in price. its just we theoretically pay the same today as people did 40 years ago for crap lol.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 05:28 PM

That is quite a rig and in great condition. Looks bulky and heavy to mow with though.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 09:54 PM

OldBuzzard, Id like to see you smoth out your discharge hose , with a nice big arc, the 90 degree part, dont look flow friendly, Eric

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 10:35 PM

OldBuzzard, Id like to see you smoth out your discharge hose , with a nice big arc, the 90 degree part, dont look flow friendly, Eric


Well, given the stiffness of that hose.....

Actually, I did have the little Kohler running for a few minutes, and there is a lot more flow than you would expect with that bend. That hose is 6" ID. It's also fairly hard rubber and about 1/4" thick. It ain't easy rasselin with it.

Also of note...the impeller is made of 1/4" steel, so it's pretty robust, and won't be easily damaged.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 03:09 PM

thats a rare piece... i hope you enjoy it

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 04:17 PM

thats a rare piece... i hope you enjoy it


I think some of us Bolens addicts will have to set up a " Bolens Vacuum day" So we can all come over and try it out :D

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 03:24 PM

... After that I 'semi-installed' the deck adapter and the tube between the deck and blower. It appears that they want to bolt the deck adapter to the deck, but you would have to take the deck off to do that, as there just isn't any room. For these pics, it's just laying in place. I'm going to try to mount it like the catcher for my LTX 1045 is mounted. If it works, I'll post it later.


Worked like a champ. :D

Had to order the parts thru my dealer, and they came in today. Bolted them to the adapter, and it worked just like the CC. Took maybe 5 mins from the time I started installing the studs to the time I had the adapter mounted on the mower.

All I have to do is tilt it up a bit, drop the studs into the holes on the deck and let it swing back down. No fuss no muss. :bounce:

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 03:38 PM

That's a real nice set up you have there,

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 06:08 PM

That is a great setup you have there. The 1256 looks to be in awesome condition. Thank you very much for posting the close up pictures. My vac looks like yours but is black with a newer engine on it, has the old steel impeller like you have. With your pictures I may be able to make a hitch to mount the vac onto. I'm glad to see that you like it.

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 07:04 PM

Nice to see you back on here Husky
haven't seen you on here in a while

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 08:37 PM

... With your pictures I may be able to make a hitch to mount the vac onto. I'm glad to see that you like it.


If you would like pics of something specific, let me know.

Right now the ground here is way too wet to do any yard work, so taking it apart and getting specific pics won't be a bother.




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