Many here on GT Talk know I have a 1655 for sale, and I have it listed not only here but also on C/L.
And while I may be wrong (don't believe so) I will vent for a couple of minutes. I am sick and tired of self professed experts on Massey Garden tractors. I have been collecting parts for over 30 years. My first Massey was a 1200 that I upgraded to a 16HP with a wonderful Kohler. That extra 4 HP seems to make all the difference. I have bought 2 -1855's, my current 1655, 2 -1650's and one extra 1600 that was a basket case without an engine.
The so called experts hide behind their texting. They don't even have the courtesy to call just argue from a text.
First Instance was a man from Topeka Kansas who promptly explained to me a 1655 was nothing more than a 1650 with a different engine and was no where close to a 1855.
The second was this weekend when a man told me that because I didn't have an original engine in my 1655 I had destroyed its value and it did not matter what Onan I had in it it had zero value as it was not original. When I shared with him in a tempered manner the frame was not altered, molested or modified, His exact words were " No new motors are even compatible".
How is it possible there are so many stupid people who are clueless and yet want to profess their knowledge or purport to know more than those of us who have all the owners manuals for all of the 1200-1855 series, and their respective parts manuals?
I guess stupidity isn't unlawful; just rampant in a society where others can say they saw it on the internet and that makes it the gospel.
Thank you for the forum to vent. I don't feel better but I am pleased to get it off my chest. And if those 2 people are on this forum, maybe just maybe they will learn something. That is they dont know everything.