My name is Jacques Lacasse. I am 57 years old, married, have three children and French speaking. I was a training officer at Telus Quebec in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada; now retired.
I had some hobbies in the past : Electronic, Photography, Woodwork, Music, Computer and now garden tractors and this Web site. I always like to work on small mechanics, but first, I love tractors. I bought my first garden tractor in July 1997, a Bolens Husky 1220 (1969), and so realized an old dream.
Today, I have seven Bolens garden tractors :
The 1220 has a Tecumseh HH-120 12 HP industrial engine (original engine) and a six speeds gear transmission (three speed with High/Low gear). Except the piston ring and head gasket, the only major repair I did first was the electrical system. I renewed all wiring, rewound the alternator and build a regulator; both was burned. I also painted it.
In the Summer 2000, I replaced the HH-120 engine with a 13 HP Honda GX-390 mostly because parts for the Tecumseh became hard to find and expensive.
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The second tractor I bought was a 1965 Bolens Husky 1000. When I bought it, ( in early 1998 Summer ) I restored it using the 900 fenders and put back his own hood. The original engine was a Wisconsin TR10-D. The actual engine is a Wisconsin S8-D, coming from the 900 and was installed on the 1000 when I bought it.
last photo is from a 1987 Craftsman 12/38 that I restored then sold it.