ok , the originals were not green? My dad bought this tractor in 1974, i have been around it since then. I guess he could have had the engine replaced, but I dont remember it.. Are the originals white? or similar?
can confirm. My grandfather installed a S14D when the S12D wore out in our 1250. The engine was originally green. Last year when I replaced the fuel pump on it I scraped some of the brown paint that had been flaking off the block. Low and behold, Wisconsin green underneath the brown paint.
Ok sounds good. I wish I could still ask my dad if he had it replaced., just because I dont remember it, must have been a long time ago when I was a little kid. Thank you all for your help. I have been taking pics of the engine removal and engine teardown. I am going to post some of the progress soon,
The Bolens 1476 was a 1970-1971 model only. .....So, if your dad really did buy it in 1974, it was a used tractor when he bought it, and the engine may have been replaced by a previous owner.
If he bought the tractor from a dealer, the tractor may have been traded-in with a bad engine, which the dealer replaced with a new engine, which would have Wisconsin's 1-year warranty for your dad.
What are the Wisconsin numbers on your engine? .....According to some Bolens paperwork (not always 100% accurate), the 1970and 1971model 1476-01 tractors had a Wisconsin S14D-318974, while the 1971 model 1477-01 tractors had a Wisconsin S14D-342332 engine. ....1969 model 1455 (198-01) tractors used the Wisconsin S14D-309245, while the 1969 model 1455 (198-02) tractors used the S14D-318974.
To add to the confusion: Spec # 309245 had battery ignition
Spec # 318974 had Solid State ignition
Spec # 342332 had Solid State ignition
1969,1970 & 1971 were the only years Bolens installed 14hp Wisconsin engines on their tractors.