My 12 hr trip is finally over! Left Central Ct. for Northern New Jersey at 7am and got to the first stop around 10:30. Bought the 58 RAM, model 220 01 serial 35617. Incorrect engine (8hp B&S IC) no hood or belt guard. I drove it, steering is fairly tight. Center mowing deck. So, it's my parts tractor for the others.
Headed down to the Garden State Pkwy and drove for 25 miles on that road at maybe 25mph max! It was sheer terror with those nuts on that road!! Finally got to HankG"s ( member here) home and right on time. I bought the plow and the hardware and a Harrow? plow from him. I'm happy. He has a super nice 57 RAM and 4 other makes of early lawn tractors. Superb work! Really nice gentleman in my book!
Had lunch and then headed back up the Garden State. Traffic wasn't as bad going up as going down. Still a lot of cars! Went over the Tappan Zee bridge, the new one is going to be huge! Got home at 6:30 and unloaded. I'm beat.
I will post a few pics tomorrow.