Went up North about 120 miles and picked up the 775 with thrower and deck morning. LF tire was flat and would not hold air, no gas, etc,etc. Overall it didn't look to bad for a 48 yo machine. Been re-motored twice. Has a '95 12.5 Briggs in it now. Seat is a little rough but that can be replaced. Dash has some extra holes in it. Steering wheel is nice. Has some bar cut out of the grill for a previous engine I guess? Bushings were good in the front wheels. Free wheel pin was loose and complete - surprise surprise ! Only bad tire is the LF - need a tube or replaced. Hydro oil was full, engine oil was just on the stick and that is all.
About what I expected after see the place. Tire chains are good and regular GT type though the left one is on backwards. Have both wheel weights and believe they are Bolens. Center emblem is long gone and did no see any markings on them.
Deck need a couple bolts and a good cleaning. Other than that it is good. Even the blades are decent.
Thrower is in good condition. Needs some skid shoe work and a little straightening on the augur in a couple place - nothing serious. Couple dings on the leading edge of the chute throat. Outside is smooth and no dings etc. Paint and decal are good on everything for the age. Hard to read the model and serial #'s but think I got it figured out. Tractor is a 166-02, 1969 with a '95 B&S engine. Thrower is model 18002-02 and the deck is 18001-01. From the numbers I could read and matching up with the attachment chart, that is what I came up with any way.
Will replace some control cables, gas line, change oil - the usual stuff on a just found tractor and should fire it up tomorrow.
On the way up and back spotted two cubs in aback yard. One is an older one and has been there a while. The other is up against a shed with junk piled in front and back of it. Will remember that may want to go for a drive one of these weekends.
Edited by chieffan, February 11, 2017 - 06:07 PM.