Was out looking at my "new" 1622's today in sunshine. Still very cold, but very sunny! The Briggs numbers show them to be 1980 year. One is Jan 4, 80 and other is March 6, 80. I found serial on one tractor on frame sides. Seems way long. First four numbers are model, rest I have no idea.
I've looked at my Speedex saved sites and can't find the info on how to read these numbers. Anyone have a link for that?
Other tractor does not seem to have the stampings. Have it cleaned all the way down to the bare metal and still Nothing.
Tried charging and cranking with battery in it, but is no go. Won't get more than 80% on my guage and even just a little cranking drops way down. I did put on new ground cable, they had a little bitty one on it and when messing with it, it broke at connector. Was going to get a big car battery, yet don't have room for one and someone made nice mount for GT style in it. Does have bigger 340 crank amp and will try one of those again. There is no selinoid in this and power goes right from Batt into switch and out for the starter. I don't like that, switches go bad easy on those. I might put in a selinoid later to take off the strain from cables and switch.
Edited by glgrumpy, March 07, 2015 - 04:13 PM.