Take it out and get it dirty. Might even put a mark or two on it. Will look like a working tractor then. Show piece now.
Already well ahead of you, we took advantage of a gap in the rain to mow the yard (3 acres) yesterday.
Nice looking machine, Whats the model and serial of that one
The side decals are "Homemade" But other than that it looks good.
Yeah, the PO said he'd replaced some of the decals and some paint here and there. It's not 100% original, but it's in pretty good shape for a nearly 40 year old GT. I wish my 750 looked half this nice (working on it!).
The tag says it's a 1656, No 0103589 (may be an unreadable leading number).
My H16 is the early version 01 series & I have the reserve tank. Mine is mounted under the fender pan right below where you see his. You can see the hole in the pan where the filler neck sticks up.
Nice tractor looks like it has been rebuilt or a very nice original.
Your going to like the H16 a good worker. They run best at high rpm's.
The PO stated that's where this one was, but that it would gurgle and burp due to the way the lines ran, said he moved it when he was fixing some other things.
Wow, really nice tractor there, that thing looks like new! Did the guy fully restore this tractor and then decide to sell it or is this just a really well kept and babied original tractor? I've never seen one so nice that wasn't just recently fully restored and freshly painted. Very nice find! I'll bet now you don't want to use it and get it all dirty!
PO said the hydro package and engine had been untouched by him, but that he'd gone over much of the rest of it. It starts and runs nice, so no need to tear into that. While I take some enjoyment out of working on mechanicals, I think I'll follow his lead until I see a reason to rip it open; besides I need to get my 750 cleaned up and fixed before I can tear into the M&W ZTR, so this one's gotta run!
I got a round-back snowcaster and the 42" deck with it. The deck is in great shape, but the snowcaster needs to be cleaned up.
Edited by dtsh, July 12, 2016 - 02:12 PM.