HALFSCALE , is there a way to tell exactly what year my 990 was made ??
As i mentioned this 990 has a starter/generator , 3 lug front rims , long thin plastic fuel tank .
Is there anything else I can look at to determine the exact year ??
I looked at those decals and it appeared that the 16 Hydrostatic hood decal and the 990 dash decal with cigarette lighter would work .
The best way is by the engine code, If we break down Oo-V-oO's code down 75- was the year-10 is the month- 21st day - 1 is the shift it was built on, So in this case those later dash decals may be accurate, I'm not exactly sure when they started using the turtle. but I do know from 74 back they are different. There are other ways to tell the years ,but it will make your head explode, the seals in the front hydro pump changed from year to year, the long fuel tanks , were different where the nipple come out the bottom, the early ones it was molded in and the later ones had a replaceable nipple, and in around 74 they changed the thickness of the seat springs. Sometimes I think Mtd used what ever they had, and some things may have changed by what brand it was going to be sold under ,so a more accurate way is by the vender coponents like the engine or rear