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    Archive through May 09, 2012

    Do you guys see any advantage/ disadvantage to having an aluminum oil pan on a 149? The balance gears were removed so it vibrates. Is there more/ less danger for cracking? Thanks.
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    Archive through April 30, 2012

    Norm, that is where your float lockout pin goes. It locks the linkages and allows for downpressure, using a snowplow etc...
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    Archive through April 22, 2012

    Charlie, how much MMO do you add to the oil and the gas? Thanks.
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    Archive through April 15, 2012

    Yes, tires are backwards! I'm too lazy to switch them. Now that you noticed I HAVE TO DO IT!
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    Archive through April 15, 2012

    ok, now the whole story. I decided not to use ramps and go with the tilt feature (like you do with a snow mobile). Well, I got it all the way up, then I tried to shift my weight forward to tilt it down, and there she went! right off the front. No damage. It landed on the lower grille frame...
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    Archive through April 15, 2012

    Here's my funny pic of the day. OOPS!
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    Archive through February 14, 2012

    Don T. Also, the head on the right looks like it's been milled down quite a bit. You better check and make sure it still has enough meat on it.
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    Archive through February 10, 2012

    Rich, I had a simlar problem with a 1650. I ended up rewiring the entire tractor. There was a short somewhere, either corrosion, or incorrect wiring. New ignition switch too.
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    Archive through February 08, 2012

    Feb 9. No snow for blowing or plowing. I give up. Time to put the tiller on.
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    Archive through December 20, 2011

    Love this tractor. Never ceases to impress me.
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    Archive through December 16, 2011

    Had fun with my father in laws 1650 project. Finally delivered the finished product today. Fun project. I'll have to get one of those someday. I like the starter compared to the 149. I had to replace the head, starter, tires, wiring, breather, etc... He got himself a nice machine out of...
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    Archive through December 07, 2011

    Marlin, It was the valves. I swapped them with the ones in my 149. Worked perfect. So I will clean them well and hope they work when done. Thanks for the advice.
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    Archive through December 07, 2011

    Thanks Marlin. I will keep you posted.
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    Archive through December 07, 2011

    The 1650 has roared to life! Turned out to be funked up wiring from the PO. Thanks PO!!!! It has forward but no reverse. Is this a bad valve on the hydro pump?
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    Archive through December 03, 2011

    Matt, cleaned the points, wires and plug are brandy new. That has got me stumped!
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    Archive through December 03, 2011

    Allen, the engine cranks fine. The points open and close and are gapped. I changed all the wires, checked for continuity. I metered the - side of coil while cranking and the meter went haywire, registering all voltages between 0 and 12. I cleaned the terminals on the rectifier and checked...
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    Archive through November 30, 2011

    Thanks Charlie. Anyone else, other suggestions?
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    Archive through November 30, 2011

    Hey guys. Having trouble getting my 1650 to spark. I changed the coil, the condenser, the points, jumpered all the wires, check for 12V at the coil, all grounds are good. I think I covered everything. What else??? Does the regulator and/or stator have anything to do with this? Thanks for...
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    Archive through November 25, 2011

    I bought a 1650 for my father in law. First, the head was cracked. That's an easy fix. Second, the starter is bad. How do you test the starter? I am sure the solenoid works. I jumped it with cables while mounted on the engine and got nothing. I pulled it out and jumped it with cables and...
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    Archive through November 10, 2011

    Charlie, I agree. Aaron makes excellent parts. I own several!
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