here's my first post. I'm new to the site, and the garden tractor world as well. I just recently obtained my first garden tractor and have since began bringing it back to life. It is an early 70's (I think 1973) homelite T16, shuttle shift with a 16 horse briggs and stratton. I'm posting under the allis topic because I believe they manufactured these.
When I first got the tractor it had not been running for a good 10 years or so but after a new coil, plug and battery i had it firing up. A carb rebuild was next, along with fresh filters. I now have it to the point where it idles smooth and drives fine, the only quirk left is at wide open throttle it sputters and puffs black smoke out of the exhaust,
So far it has been a fun little project. My goal is to have it running by winter to plow snow with. I'm hoping that I can find someone here that has experience with these and could possibly get me some more info, tips, etc.