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    Few engines

    I believe it does I couldn’t work it out but now you’ve mentioned it 👍
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    Few engines

    Picked all of these up at the weekend . Not sure what I’m going to do with them yet . They may end up being useful to someone to restore a machine or I may end up getting them going and doing something with them . I’m not sure what they all are 🤔 looks like a villiers 10 with a reduction box . Couple of Suffolk engines . Maybe an Allen scythe engine . Any info is appreciated as I’m not all that sure . All else fails they will make great doorstops
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    1971 Bolens Husky 1054

    Another great video 👍
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    1966 Bolens 850

    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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    1966 Bolens 850

    I’m going to try to keep it as original looking as possible to start with . If not I’ll look at that set up . I’m useless with wiring . Making the looms not too bad as I have the old one to copy 😂
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    1966 Bolens 850

    All of the new wires are here now for the new loom I just need to make it . Still had no luck with an ignition switch for it .
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    1966 Bolens 850

    Got the voltage regulator and solenoid off I’m trying to work out how to test them and hoping they are fine . Any tips on testing ?
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    1966 Bolens 850

    Wiring loom finally detached !! Every bolt,screw and nut was either rounded or extremely rusty . I’m going to try to make a new loom as this one looks very crusty and feels brittle . Also got some rust holes on the centre console 😟 .
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    Happy Birthday Triumph 66 or 67 now

    Happy birthday 🎂 Andrew 👍
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    Farmers boy

    Cleaned the flywheel and coil and couldn’t see a spark but got a Jult of the plug when I held it and pulled it over . Cleaned the tank out and got a load of crap out . Now not sure if I’m getting fuel in the carb that’s my next step .
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    Farmers boy

    My uncle needs to use a rotovator for a few days so in my wisdom I’ve offered to help and got hold of a machine to use but need to get it running first . Story of my life another machine with no spark 😡🤔 I’ll dig a bit more tomorrow but does anyone know if there is a cut of switch I’m not seeing ?
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    Bolens 850

    Interesting read indeed. I’m going to keep my eyes open for a spares/repair 850 to possibly use parts for my restoration just in case I run into trouble finding any of the parts .
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    1966 Bolens 850

    I’m going to get it all stripped and cleaned then test the parts as this has the magnito system rather than the normal coil . I’ll jump onto there site and have a good look I’ve found the correct wiring diagram it’s the early one with the magnito . I’m aiming to get it ready for Easter next year . I’m 99.9% sure the engine will run so im not too worried about that . I’m not going to go through everything getting it all cleaned up and working then I’ll strip it back down for full paint .
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    1966 Bolens 850

    I’m still trying to remove it from the bodywork as all the screws aare rounded and seized. The wiring itself is very brittle I was thinking about replacing it all one at a time . I’ve also found one wire that’s not connected at all . The voltage regulator does not seem to be in great condition is this an easy to replace item ? I’ve also found some rust on the tube chassis that I think is going to need repair 😟
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    1966 Bolens 850

    Hi Iain I’ve just managed to get to the solenoid 😓 it was a bit of a begger to get to as it was the other side under the battery tray which had some very stuck bolts .
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    1966 Bolens 850

    I jumped it straight off the starter still not managed to unearth the solenoid yet . I’ve just posted it there 👍
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    1966 Bolens 850

    Is this the timing mark on the flywheel?
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    1966 Bolens 850

    Well today I’ve managed to get a little bit of time tinkering and I’ve managed to connect the jump leads to the dyna start and it spins over but I have no spark . I’ve looked at the points and they are clean and open and close as they should but no spark ⚡️ 🤔 any clues ?
  19. Great weekend had this past weekend met lots of new people to put forum names to faces . This was only my second show and still find it amazing how people who don’t know you make you feel so welcome . thanks all for being so welcoming 👍
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    1966 Bolens 850

    I’ll have another look shortly lots of stuck bolts so I’ve soaked them all to try to stop any shearing off . I’ve got the exploded diagram of the dyna start so I may strip it and clean it if I get no joy once I power from the solenoid.
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    1966 Bolens 850

    I think it will always stay a little bit of a mystery as I don’t know the full history of the tractor . I’m going to leave it as it is rather than plate it up and try to run with what I have . It looks like the bonnet and exhaust are least of my troubles it looks like the hi-lo and pto mechanisms are seized up and that may be why I can’t start it up ?
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    Smart. I don't think so.

    The hard shoulder itself is a dangerous place to end up let alone the removal of it and having to sit on a live lane until your noticed by a computer or cctv operator .
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    1966 Bolens 850

    That’s good news as it means it’s on less repair for me to do 😂 thanks for asking for me . Now to get it to turn over 🤞
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    1966 Bolens 850

    Tomorrow I’ll remove the panel below the battery and look for the switch . Am I right in thinking that if I get to the solenoid I’ll be able to bridge over that to test it to see if it’s an ignition switch problem ?
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