This is another of my wish list tractors. I just got home with it & will be posting pics later...grilling steaks right now. Lol
That sounds great I would appreciate that. I'll check around to see if they are interchangeable or maybe someone on here may know that info. I'll pm you when I find out. ThanksNice looking tractor! I like the flat black look, too.
I have a set of the frame side covers from a 1053. If they'll fit, and you want them, you can have them for shipping.
United States of America Civil Engineer Corps.Well after further investigation she is a runner. Put gas in the clean tank, checked the oil, & after several attempts no go. With a shot of starting fluid she started right up & now starts just fine. It does have a slight backfire or miss I'm thinking after I go over it real good & make some adjustments I'm hoping this will clear up. After sitting so long it could be anything. I did notice the Amp meter is not showing a charge. This is a fear of every Tec owner. I remember my MF12 with a Tec after I cleaned the stator & some wiring contacts it started charging. The brakes work well, goes forward & reverse but no load on it yet to see how it pulls. The deck not only has all new parts but new blades as well & the PTO works well too. The lift works but I noticed the deck comes up higher in the front than the rear & allows the rear rollers to still touch. I'm thinking this is probably an adjustment. There is a lot of new cotter pins under this so I'm think it's been taken good care of. I do have a small drip from the barrel of the carb after it's shut off for a few minutes. I probably won't do too much to this one until next year. I have an MF12 & a MTD990 totally dismantled, SB, primed & ready to be put back together. I'm really satisfied with this tractor I think after some adjustments & cleaning it's going to be a keeper. I may not not do anything as far as taking it apart. I need a good runner that can work without worrying about scratching it. I know the attachments are out there so I may gradually get a few more like a tiller, & blade. I do want to get it back to the original colors I know Bolens1000 will be happy to hear this.
Serial # HH160-170005 I believe this would make it a 1976
This decal on the dash might explain the stealth black paint :biting_nails:
The USA-CE-C stands for United States of America Corp of Engineers. I don't know what the C means at the end...yet.
Thanks everyone for looking & your comments & thoughts are appreciated.
OB it does look like a five but i had to get my magnifier out to make sure & it is with no doubt a 1656. They also painted over the decals on the hood I'll post that pic later. ThanksMaybe it's the picture, or my old eyes, but the model number on that data tag sure looks like 1556 to me.
Is it possible that it's a 1556 with an HH160 from and H16 (1656) transplanted into it?
In any event, other than the 'non-Bolens" paint job, it's a danged nice looking tractor.
When I get a chance I'm going to adjust the valves, change the oil, spark plug, air filter, oil filter, tinker with the carb a little & maybe replace the fuel pump. From my own experience with the Tech's they don't always idle as well as most other's. I went out today & it started right up like it's been running a long time. I didn't see the other Bolens. I'm trying to talk Glen into joining here. Those two Sears sisters look mighty fine sitting there but right now I would have to start stacking these things. I have two almost complete GT's primed & hanging in my garage & basement. I'm trying to make myself some work for cold weather & getting the painting done now. Thanks Marty If I need help I'll give you a call.Congrats Jim, looks like you got a great score.
If ya have any issues with that Techy, elt me know. I have two and have about replaced or fixed about every bug that they get. Once you learn them, they are not a bad motor to work on and pull all day long.
Did Glen still have the Bolens H11 out there? He kept tempting me with that one.
I saw he still has the twin Sears, dropped price 200, good thing they aren't suburbans, I would be picking them up.