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Help with vintage mustang tiller

Posted by esemilio Z5 WI (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 5, 09 at 14:12

I am looking for information/parts diagrams for this tiller. I believe it is a Bolens' Mustang early sixties. According to the engine label (B&S) the engine was manufactured in 1962. The clutch is always engaged. I I had some diagrams it would make it easier for me to ake apart!
I have been trying to figure out (with no success) how to add a picture. When I figure it out I will post a picture. Any help with either subject is greatly appreciated!

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RE: Help with vintage mustang tiller

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RE: Help with vintage mustang tiller

Wallfish -- Thanks!
This is the picture of the mustang tiller I am seeeking information on:

Here is a link that might be useful: Mustang Tiller

RE: Help with vintage mustang tiller

I Finally got the picture!

mustang tiller

RE: Help with vintage mustang tiller

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 6, 09 at 22:18

Parts and diagrams for that piece disappeared many moons ago. It is a very simple machine. Unbolt the engine and lift it off.
It likely has a cone clutch. A strip of brake lining in the cup engages a matching steel cone on the engine shaft. The linkage possibly is seized/worn out or maybe a previous owner defeated the system because he could not find parts.

RE: Help with vintage mustang tiller

Thanks canguy. I am waiting for the weather to warm up here in Wisconsin before I pull it apart. I came across it at a yard sale and just could not pass it up! I "love" the looks of it! It has charachter!

RE: Help with vintage mustang tiller

Someone just gave me an identical tiller with the opposite clutch problem- mine doesn't engage. I pulled it apart (only 3 bolts hold the engine on) and the cone clutch material was burnt completely off. Out of sheer boredom, I wound a few wraps of duct tape around the male end of the clutch and bolted it back up. Believe it or not it actually dug hard for about 10 minutes before it burnt off- haha. I'm gonna try contact cement or something as parts seem non-existent (online at least).

RE: Help with vintage mustang tiller

Hi I've been searching the internet high and low for the operators manual to the Bolens Super Mustang Tiller model 2101-01. I don't care if it is a COPY of the original. If anyone here has a copy and can mail me one let me know how much. I can pay via paypal or send cash through the mail. Please email me at Thanks in advance.


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