started working on the running 195 that i just acquired a couple weeks ago. guess what, it wouldn't even crank over. checked the battery and it only read about 7 volts, so i swapped it out and still nothing. i pulled the plug off the back of the ignition switch and pushed it back on and now the starter turns the motor over but still won;t start.
the wiring harness is a combination of spliced,disconnected, cut off and added on to wires. for now i guess i will just bypass and jumper things to get it started again. i have the repair manual and wiring diagram to build a new harness later on.
this tractor is rusted and corroded worse than any tractor i have ever had. it came from southern Wisconsin. they must use a lot of road salt in the winter and this one must have been a plow tractor all it's life.
i'll try to get pics up this weekend and see if i make any progress on making it run again. i was hoping this would be my mowing tractor this summer.