Well(and yes that is a deep subject) I got to see them last night, they will be coming home this weekend.
It is sad to see an older person suffering from dimentia but I learned some things about them. Neither one has a hydraulic lift, and what he calls a 3 point lift is actually a sleeve hitch.
They both have mower decks though I am not sure if they are complete. Time will tell as I go through all of the loose parts laying around.
One has a starter generator and headlights ( he states it also has points and condensor for ignition), the second one does not have headlights and has a conventional starter and the solid state ignition ( the flywheel shroud is laying beside it) and it is missing the belt from the engine to the vari drive.
The second one needs a seat and some seat hardware.
From what I could see while standing there looking at them and looking around I may be a frequent buyer ay Joes outdoor for some missing parts. I have started downloading manuals to get a better idea how to finish putting these back together.
I will take the 1655 and a tow strap and pull them home this weekend ( they are less than a 1/2 mile from home) and then go back for all the loose parts I can identify.
I am hopeful I can get them up and running so they can be useful to mt daughter & son in law, and possibly my nephew.
And then again maybe they will want a new shiny toy and if thats the case my stable will grow by 2.
Later guys and thanks for being patient