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Today I collected a 1966 Bolens 850 after a 20yr rest . The engine is free body and frame are not in bad shape but the square tyres will all need to be replaced . It’s certainly very different to my wheel horse I’m looking forward to putting life back into it . 

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The half round cut out on the hood is where the air filter should be and the exhaust pipe should come out from under the hood several inches to the rear. Let me know if you need any tech manuals or parts manuals. Great old machine.

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7 hours ago, HeadExam said:

The half round cut out on the hood is where the air filter should be and the exhaust pipe should come out from under the hood several inches to the rear. Let me know if you need any tech manuals or parts manuals. Great old machine.

Does it have the wrong air filter/carb set up on it ? 

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8 hours ago, Scottwilson said:

Does it have the wrong air filter/carb set up on it ? 

My bad, the 850 with the 8.5 hp Wisconsin didn't have the air filter out the side, but the hood looks to be off a later model which did, hence the cut out. The exhaust isn't too far off, most used a Hamburger muffler pointed on a angle downward

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Get some tubes in those tyres. Rears will hold air but fronts may need replacing

 

Good clean & spray with ACF 50 she will be great

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On 07/08/2018 at 4:30 AM, HeadExam said:

My bad, the 850 with the 8.5 hp Wisconsin didn't have the air filter out the side, but the hood looks to be off a later model which did, hence the cut out. The exhaust isn't too far off, most used a Hamburger muffler pointed on a angle downward

I’ll keep my eyes open for a new or used exhaust .

On 07/08/2018 at 10:00 PM, Chris said:

Get some tubes in those tyres. Rears will hold air but fronts may need replacing

 

Good clean & spray with ACF 50 she will be great

Tears have split unfortunately so I think it will be a set of 4 . Im

umdec on leave as is or paint 🤔

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5 hours ago, Scottwilson said:

I’ll keep my eyes open for a new or used exhaust .

Tears have split unfortunately so I think it will be a set of 4 . Im

umdec on leave as is or paint 🤔

I know this isn't going to be what you want to hear, but when it comes to tyres, buying cheap tires will definitely have you buying another set in a few years. The cheap ones dry crack and deteriorate very quickly. You can find a good deal on good tyres on eBay. I like Kenda (number 1) BKM, and Duro, Stay away from High Run and Deestone, especially if you actually plan on using the tractor.

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On 09/08/2018 at 4:36 AM, HeadExam said:

I know this isn't going to be what you want to hear, but when it comes to tyres, buying cheap tires will definitely have you buying another set in a few years. The cheap ones dry crack and deteriorate very quickly. You can find a good deal on good tyres on eBay. I like Kenda (number 1) BKM, and Duro, Stay away from High Run and Deestone, especially if you actually plan on using the tractor.

I’ve just put Carlisle super lugs on the rear of the horse and Duro on the front . I expect it will set me back a little but will be worth it 👍

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2 hours ago, Scottwilson said:

I’ve just put Carlisle super lugs on the rear of the horse and Duro on the front . I expect it will set me back a little but will be worth it 👍

You wont be sorry you spent the extra, they are lifetime tyres

2 hours ago, Sammoore13bolens1053 said:

I’m in need of a lift assembly, cough cough

manual or hydraulic?

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