I thought you got a new one from Bob.
Or, is it a different one that you were talking about there?
I'm still in Mississippi, or I could have gone out and taken some pics of the one I brought back from PA.
However, I do have a couple of pic that show the dipstick area.
When I picked that 1886 up, I asked about the riveted on piece of what appears to be reinforced belting. The PO, who used to be a Bolens dealer, said that it was to help deflect heat from the right foot. He said that came as a TSB from Bolens.
In one pic you can see that there is a bit of an extra bend at the dipstick on the shroud piece.
While we are speaking of that area, here's the mod a PO made on the foot pedal on my H14. It makes using the foot control a lot more comfortable. He adjusted the pedal to be closer to horizontal, and then 'raised' the top of the pedal.
It appears that he used a part of a door/gate hinge to raise the front. It might be possible to drill holes and just bolt it on. If not, welding it on would be OK too.
I'm thinking that the aforementioned belting might have to be longer to account for the lower position of the front of the pedal.
Edited by OldBuzzard, May 05, 2014 - 04:19 AM.