1265 and EZ Vac Pics
Posted September 20, 2011 - 08:22 PM
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.
Posted September 20, 2011 - 08:39 PM
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!
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!
Posted September 22, 2011 - 03:12 PM
Posted September 22, 2011 - 05:28 PM
Posted September 22, 2011 - 09:54 PM
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.
Posted September 23, 2011 - 03:09 PM
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
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.
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.
Posted September 27, 2011 - 03:38 PM
Posted October 05, 2011 - 06:08 PM
Posted October 05, 2011 - 07:04 PM
haven't seen you on here in a while
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.