Got the Bolens 1050 running.
Well sort of. It runs but the engine does weird stuff when you put it under load. I think it's the governor because it works fine if you disconnect it and just run the throttle by hand. Oh well I'll work it out. Oh and take everything I say about the electrical system with a grain of salt I really have very little idea what I'm talking about. CURRENT UPDATE. Turns out for some reason it ran like crap on the coil after it warmed up. Don't know why but I ended up taking off the flywheel and cleaning the magneto and stuff off and now it runs great!
Bolens 1000 Blowing 10" of Snow
My Bolens 1000 Blowing 10" of Snow. It's a beast with the weights and chains now.....
65 Bolens 1000 Blowing Snow and the Murray !
My Bolens 1000 blowing a little snow and showing you guys my upgrades i"ve done to it + the Mr.Murray mower.
First Test Run of My Bolens 850 Tractor - July 22, 2012
I bought this 1969 Bolens Husky 850 tractor in early June of 2012 for $150. It was in pretty rough looking shape, but was all complete and even ran. It was dirty, rusty, all the belts were dry-rotted and cracked on it, the blades were dull and shot, and some of the pulleys were cracked. But, it has two nice brand-new tires on the back! Plus, the guy I bought it from also put a new deck gearbox on it as the old one was bad and leaked gear oil. In the just about month and a half since I bought it, I have completely stripped it down, replaced all the bad or worn-out parts on it, re-painted the mower deck and the tractor, and got it looking much better! (I can't say I got it "looking like new" as I'm not THAT confident in my restoration skills, but it does look much better now than it did!) This is the first start and test-run of the Bolens 850 since I got the deck and tractor all back together. It is still missing the hood and fender for now as I'm still working on painting them. But, I wanted to take it for a spin before I finished those up! Hope you enjoy watching this at least half as much as I enjoyed making it! For photos and updates on this tractor, be sure to visit: http://www.pittinaro.com/images/Bolens There's also TONS more garden tractor goodness to be had here: http://www.gardentractortalk.com/