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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeDecember 12th 2013, 5:56 pm

That has got to be LOUD...

TRB's is stupid loud when you get on it, as you know. Going to put a muffler on it?
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeDecember 12th 2013, 6:05 pm

Definately loud lol. Bet it purrs like a lion lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeDecember 12th 2013, 6:38 pm

Its not as loud as my first stack just because it directs it down to the ground and not up to my face. Idles pretty quiet and is a deep growl when you WOT it. I Like it this way. Might put an angle on it to direct it out more or maybe go under the running boards and out. but its fine the way it is. Last time I went to start it It just went ZZZZZZZZ.. The piece that sit ontop of the gear before the washer was gone. Swapped in a different starter and it starts better than ever now.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2013, 4:40 pm

Well guys here is somewhat of an update. Bolens has been going great ever since we swapped in that trans. But recently make a snow plow the cheap way, wood. Its just a couple 2x4s nailed together and then 2 2x4s that hook onto the deck lift holes. drilled a hole in it and used a length of paracord tu use as my lift. just pull it and it lifts. works good. need some weight to put o nthe plow and on the rear axle. Probably gonna make a detachable weight post on the rear and some simple ones on the plow to put the concrete weights that you benchpress. I have a bunch of them.

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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeDecember 18th 2013, 4:41 pm

nice, if it works it works right? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2014, 9:24 pm

Hey guys!Bolens Build - Page 4 Bolens50 Took her in some mud!
Couple days later was mudding again and broke the stock weld on the spindle and steering arm so the wheel could move wherever it wanted.
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I added a piece to my exhaust just so it all ran down.
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Switched my back tires to pulling tractor tires and we got it stuck in this rut. Doesn't look deep but it is. Also you can see my rear bumper.
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And sadly, for the second time, is where my axle snapped. It is still sitting there. All sad. Covered in mud and snow..


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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2014, 9:36 pm

Cool! How well does the plow work..
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2014, 9:40 pm

Plow works great when the axle isn't broken.. I need it right now too.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2014, 9:42 pm

rear bumper seems kinda low and far out for my taste but the mudding looks like a great time!


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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2014, 11:43 pm

holy hell you need steering stops lol, if you have em turned that far and hit a pothole your axle is shot lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2014, 8:23 am

Gonna wait on the 820 then?
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PostSubject: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2014, 9:40 am

what snapped? the rear or the front axle?
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2014, 11:43 am

Stretch44875 wrote:
Gonna wait on the 820 then?

Is this trans-axle going to get a high speed gearset too?
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2014, 11:58 am

The picture where the front wheel is turned a lot is where the steering arm broke. But the rear axle snapped too.
Gonna try to get the 820 today Stretch.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2014, 12:09 pm

List of axles you've blown up?
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2014, 12:11 pm

redlinemotorsportts wrote:
List of axles you've blown up?

To many to list??
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2014, 1:20 pm

peerless 930. peerless842. another 842. 3 speed foote. Snapped the 842 axles twice. then swapped peerless parts and made a frankentrans once and blew it up. Trying for an 820 ASAP.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 11th 2014, 11:11 pm

Not fun fixing broken stuff when you feel like riding around, but at least you can say you broke a whole bunch of stuff. It's boring if nothing ever breaks. Nifty pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2014, 4:50 pm

Hey guys been a while since an update. Broke the axle a day before new years and just got it out of the ice yesterday. In the process of getting it out I may have bent my rim and definitely bent my "good" axle. So I need to get a new trans or cut the old axles out and weld new in. Also took the 11 horse flatty out and am swapping in an 18 horse oppy. Also I am going to rewire the hot wire for the headlights to the ac wire like they are supposed to so it doesn't drain my battery if I drive at night. Im not sure how I want to do the exhaust on this one yet, thinking about doing short stacks one on each side with flappers on each one. Or maybe making a 2 into 1 header and one stack or a side pipe. I don't have much room between the wheel and where it would have to go to do sidepipes so dual stacks is probably what im going to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2014, 4:57 pm

in that one picture why is there a rope tied to your tire? Did you pull the tire off with your truck? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2014, 5:45 pm

Yep. lol. axle was broken so why not. then took off the clip on the other axle and slid it off by hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2014, 5:47 pm

Yes! Ice is tough! - looks like you just tried to rip it out from all sides.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2014, 5:48 pm

Note to self... pull things out of mud before freezing weather!
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2014, 6:14 pm

Thats halarous, maybe not for you but i was giggleing at the indent of the ag in the ice lol. "Hehehehehe" and im things (?????????) at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2014, 6:55 pm

looks like a nice build
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens Build   Bolens Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2014, 7:32 pm

ive got to say man.....i love the ag tread left in the ice Razz
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