A friend from seminary has been looking for a machine to take care of his one acre lot to replace his little slow Honda rider. I have been watching for something since the beginning of May and yesterday we were finally able to snag one for him - a 316 with a B series Onan. Serial number is 290318 and I am pretty sure it is a 1984 model. The seller said the carb needs rebuilt as it needs choke to run and it came with a 49 blower (needs a new cutting edge and some TLC, and a 41 deck. Oil looks good and the hydro is REALLY quiet and does not seem jerky. I am going to start by cleaning out the gas and replacing fuel line and the in-tank pickup. It will need a seat and I need to figure out how to move the seat so that he has more legroom (Paul is 6'4"). I will keep the 41 and the extra 48 I picked up in May will go on it for him.
So my parts list as of now is as follows:
- carb rebuild kit if needed
- tuneup parts
- primary and secondary mower drive belts