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Well, started as just a 3pt, but got more anyway! Here's some pix. Kinda dark, was gettin' home about sundown, took quick shots. It's a 1655 with broken Onan engine laying in it. Has front pto, which also must have run the deck with shaft, instead of belts out the back. Wondering if that might go on my 1650 if I didn't use the deck? Front axle is heavier also and has bolt on wheels. Will that switch over easy? Tires are wider then, about same OD. No rear pto, it stayed with PO for his. The tin on this one is prettier, and the plastics, so maybe putting those over to mine. They are just covered with dirt, from sitting in shed. Gonna let the rain wash it off first for couple days. Might be having some Onan parts for sale. Engine is half disassembled, not sure yet it's problems. Carb is half there,one head off, tin all pulled off. 3pt was better than one I bought earlier so might be using that on mine instead. Check it out!
 

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Tudor: I would like to use this axle and the front PtO on mine. Know if any will just bolt-up? And then steering hook-up? I realize the pto won't work for my deck, yet deck may not be going back on for sure. If I use the axle, w/out drive, will my orig pin hold it in? IF I found a shaft drive deck, would that work on my older rig? What is chance of my single Kohler being moved to this newer chassis, which is heavier all around? It had an Onan and I'm hearing the centers of engins are diff. A big engine mount frame came with it. Is there similar frame in mine that would transfer over to use the Kohler in this newer frame? I have the driveshaft from the Onan with coupler for flywheel, yet not sure if same bolt/size for the Kohler. Questions, Questions, Ideas, Ideas! Not sure what I am doing or wanna do.....
 

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OK, at this moment have decided to keep the 1655 as it was. Looked it over today, washed it some. Working on rear tires now to hold air to push around. Engine didn't have the pan on it. Called PO and he is looking for that. Looks like someone has been into it, or tried anyway, the block bolts were loose at pto end of crank and the pan off. I'm finding pans on epay for diff models, does it really matter on that big part? Found one for an 1855 that looks right, but was for a B48 or similar it said. Mine is a BF-MS. I bought a manual off epay for my engine. Will be lots of questions on Onans in future, I"m sure. Yes, the hood is 6" longer, the axle, quite heavier than my 1650. Rear tires are Huge and 6-bolt. Will be keeping eye open for another engine in meat time. Shaft on this is 1-1/8" and 2-1/2" long.
 

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Got on epay. Looks about right. Supposed to have parts and repairs both in it. No mention of later changes like this one you show. I didn't look on here to see what was available. There was several on epay, some were just copys. One I bought is supposed to be a genuine Onan dealer book. All were priced the same around $18, some with ship, some needed to pay ship.
 

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Well, got the 3pt and controls changed from 1655 to my 1650, and it Works! Cool! Now I can get a rear blade. Gonna powerwash the 50 now that it is some apart. Pretty greasy and leaks in a few spots. Gotta find out those issues, spots on floor. Might be the engine though, seems to be in front really.
 
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