One of my older customers had a CC 169 with manual lift and ask me to find a hydraulic lift for him. I found a nice and clean 149 with a 10 hp Kohler in it. He asked me to put the 16 hp Kohler from the 169 into the 149. I explained to him that the 169 is a fairly rare tractor and he would be better off switching the hydraulic lift instead. To make a long story shorter I now have a 169 with no engine that I do not have the time, nor the desire, to "play" with it.
The 169 has some faults starting with the manual lift handle apparently stopped lift the deck and someone drilled a hole and put a bolt in to raise the deck. I pulled the auto check valves from the 169 hydro to replace the manual ones in the 149. Also used the 169 seat for the 149.
Not looking to get rich off the deal so make me an offer.