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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:35 pm

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Nice new Shoes!
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:17 pm

Bolens is NOT RUNNING as of 10 mins ago. fuel pump went down on me, thank god i was close to the house and was able to nurse it home on full choke and 1st gear. ive got a few vids that are gonna be up tonight

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:52 pm

catastrophe averted... part purchased. it also looks like its rebuildable so if it happens again, i can just take it appart and clean it

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261448524024

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:39 am

@willis923 wrote:
catastrophe averted... part purchased. it also looks like its rebuildable so if it happens again, i can just take it appart and clean it
That's good, I have had a couple of these go wrong on my grass cutters, old oppys, and neighbor's mowers.
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:59 pm

got my new fuel pump, got it actually mounted this time, and went for a quick romp. runs great!






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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:05 pm

Thats great! You should make a romp video
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:18 pm

i gotta figure out how to mount it or get a new helmet

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-1999 Ford F-350 Superduty 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke


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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:29 pm

nice tires man! also if thats your girlfriend you keep posting pics of, you are a lucky man
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:14 pm

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nice tires man! also if thats your girlfriend you keep posting pics of, you are a lucky man

she likes to hijack my phone....lol, thanks though, the tires rip everything

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:41 pm

OH, one last thing, if you wanna crawl on rocks or whatever, stay away from executioners. great in mud, snow, sand and loose soil, not too great on rocks and hard surfaces...

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:13 pm

id have to watch that since ill be up at the slate dumps with it, thanks for letting us know bout them tires
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 06, 2014 8:32 am

dropped in a new sparkplug yesterday. runs so much better now. no throttle lag/bogging when i punch it, starts easier and i can notice a bit more power. it dosent cough as much anymore either. with the old one, over time, the idle would drop down, and almost stall, while it was popping and supttering. now it will idle low all day long, with minimal supttering too

i replaced it with a Champion J8C, which is what i took out. the old one has been in there as long as i can remember, figured it was time for a new one

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-1989 Craftsman GT6000 (Blockhead)
-2004 Ford F-250 super duty FX4
-1999 Ford F-350 Superduty 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke


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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 06, 2014 12:07 pm

How do you not get dirt in your carb running no air cleaner or cover?
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 06, 2014 12:54 pm

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OH, one last thing, if you wanna crawl on rocks or whatever, stay away from executioners. great in mud, snow, sand and loose soil, not too great on rocks and hard surfaces...
I can agree on this I have a set on the rear of my atv and the handling sucks unless it's in mud or loose soil. Other than those it will just wash out or spin.
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 06, 2014 1:47 pm

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How do you not get dirt in your carb running no air cleaner or cover?

very carefully........... i actually probably do suck in quite a bit of dust. i cant find an air filter that fits it good. i need to make a manifold for it so i can make one fit.

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 06, 2014 2:38 pm

I don't know about you guys, but I'm still waiting to see the seventy four foot Bolens!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 13, 2014 8:32 am

i was doing some yard work yesterday, and noticed my left tire is sticking out more than my right, by about 1/2 an inch... i inspected the axle and everything, no broken bits and no cracked case. idk why its like that, never noticed it before. any ideas?

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 13, 2014 11:23 am

maybe the frames bent a little. maybe the trans mounts are off center
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 13, 2014 11:58 am

neither are possible, i have a tube frame, if one tube goes out of wack, everything does

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 13, 2014 1:00 pm

it could have been a manufacturing error from back in the day I doubt it really would affect anything unless it was like crooked but if it is still straight with the frame I wouldnt worry shes a tough ol broad Im sure she will be ok :p
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 13, 2014 4:00 pm

yeah, i guess i just never noticed it. im gonna run it and just keep an eye on it

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Sat May 17, 2014 8:13 pm

screwed with the exhaust again... looks good, time will tell if it keeps the rain out




maybe join the sidepipe club? i think no..


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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Sat May 17, 2014 9:21 pm

Looks good  What a Face 
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Sat May 17, 2014 9:25 pm

looks good with it curved like that
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Sun May 18, 2014 11:28 pm

i got it rightly buried today. i said "F it" and walked away. to be dealt with. pics and video to follow

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon May 19, 2014 3:43 pm



honda rancher wouldnt budge it. got a cummins coming over tonight  Twisted Evil 

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