Edited by Lovintractorin, September 23, 2011 - 12:28 PM.
My new 1253
Posted September 23, 2011 - 12:17 PM
Posted September 23, 2011 - 04:04 PM
Maybe, and maybe not. Most mfgs, aren't above showing 'optional equiplent' in their literature.
I'm still betting that that seat is an option, and the flatter ones, like the one below, were standard equipment
The 1256 used 2 styles of seats. The early ones used the high backed seat and the later ones used the seat like you have in the picture:
These seats were used in the 1970 models:
Then from 1971-1972 the seats were changed to this style. You can also see the transition from the " Husky man" to the "Husky dog" Logos. Also the front grills were painted a blackish/brown color
This also applies to the other models that were produced in this time period as well.
Posted September 23, 2011 - 04:10 PM
If you haven't already taken more apart, could you get some closer pics of the clutch/ steering column area. There is a member restoring a 1054 who needs to see how that area gets assembled.
Posted September 23, 2011 - 04:33 PM
Posted September 23, 2011 - 05:03 PM
Posted September 23, 2011 - 05:06 PM
Mine is original and is the high back two piece seat. I'm thinking maybe this is what they decided for the 1253.
The 1253 was made for 1 year (1970), so they were only made with the 2 piece seat
Posted October 09, 2011 - 02:39 PM
The starter needs rebuilding as well so I'll have to take it to the local auto parts store. Haven't had much time lately so it isn't moving along as fast as I'd like but it is moving. Haven't got the 1253 any more apart than in the previous posts pictures.
Attached a photo of the ballast resistor and the control module fresh out of the box.
Edited by Lovintractorin, October 09, 2011 - 03:51 PM.
Posted October 09, 2011 - 03:00 PM
Posted October 09, 2011 - 03:20 PM
Posted October 09, 2011 - 04:21 PM
I wouldn't do that to him, he is the working type and wouldn't handle retirement real well. Plus the 1256 would get lonely without him. So I'll probably let him stay for the time being.
That looks like it needs to live in Arkansas where it can join the rest of mine in retirement. Welcome to GTtalk, and I always enjoy the chats.
I enjoy the chats as well, good to hear I don't bore you.
That's a sharp looking Bolens. Was the CDI pack in your tractor bad? If not, you may be able to sponsor part of the project with it...
Yeah the CDI was bad. That is why I am going this route to replace it cause getting a replacement costs an arm and a leg and it may be bad anyway. I may keep it around or send it to the guy in that ignition replacement link to reuse the censer coil out of it. I won't stake my life on that it is bad but it was getting no spark and I tested the stator and it tested good so the manual said to replace the CDI. My one trigger pin looks to be welded in, but it is the correct height, not sure if that is a factor. I didn't sand all the wiring connections though. I figured, replace everything and it would be easier in the down the road. When I get the starter rebuilt I may try it again to make sure.
Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:39 PM
Today I tore the engine down as far as I wanted to go. Everything looks good to me. Soon I'll start ordering stuff for the tractor (once I get a paypal account going). Sure is hard to buy stuff now without a card or paypal account. Not sure when this restore will be done but at the rate I am going it will be next summer cause I don't have a heated shop and I am not ready to paint yet. Maybe it will make me slow down and do a better job.
Anyway, on to the pictures
Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:44 PM
Thanks for the update
Posted October 12, 2011 - 04:49 AM
Thanks for the update
your getting there.
Posted October 13, 2011 - 05:14 PM
I know you all know what a coil looks like but I figured since you'all like pictures here it is.
Pretty boring, I know.:rolleyes:
Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:19 AM
Thanks for the pics and yes we will look at a pic of anything tractor related.