i joined this web site today so that makes me a newbe. I have 2 mf1655's. A 1977 that I bought new that is need of a refresh restoral. I also have a 1978 that bought 3 years ago. I went too far to get it and paid too much. But that is another story, It did not run so I was looking for parts. this summer a neighbor gave me an Onan B43mf engine out of Sears SS16 that he repowered. I took a fuel pump from that motor remounted a new gas tank replaced the gas lines and filter. Then gave it a try with a new battery. Nothing. I strarted chaseing the spark. None. I found a new set of points and a condinser that I had bought for the other tractor. I bought these years ago. Bam it started right up but was shaking all over like ole Elvis himself. As I reved it it got worse Former ower had replaced both drive shafts with some home made stuff. I removed the coupling for the rear PTO and things settled done some. As I looked closer under the tractor, it seems like there has been a major something with the drive shaft coming loose at speed.
The brakes are completely removed. All I have the the rod that goes to the peddle. So I need the brake parts. The tractor moves as it is a hydro it stops when I remove my foot from the fwd/revse peddle but I would like brakes. I have a Jensales MF1655 parts manual so I can get a list of part numbers. Any help would be appreciated.
I plan to fix the 1978 tractor first the restor the 1977 tractor this winter. I will post some pics next when I learn how.
I am retired so fixing up these old tractors is on my bucket list. Thanks Big_willie