Decided to change oil and work on chute rod issues on the 1256. Took the side panel off to aid in oil change. Dad repainted it as it got stained. I think a carb kit will be needed soon. The carb has been acting off of late. I tried to tune low end and every once in a while it acts like it gets a big drip of gas and engine chokes for a second, then fine. I swapped the fuel line out and routed temporay outside of tins for now. Chute issue was solved when I finally noticed the slotted holes on chute rod mounting plate. Adjusted it so it does not hit grill and repainted that spot.
We replaced the nut clips that were missing and broke on side panel as well today. Might get some snow tomorrow to try it out again!