Join Date: May 2016
Location: Clark County, Washington State, USA
Re: Bolens 1669L Drive shaft part# 1758196
As a few others have pointed out, you can get a new shaft made. Does your 1669 have the original Briggs and Stratton or has it been repowered?
In any case, with the broken driveshaft welded onto the stubshaft, you'll probably have to get both new. Oh and maybe a new debris screen - I suppose you can't get the existing one off either with it welded.
Ray (rjmartinny) turned me into a guy who deals in Bolens parts, Pete Duff. Pete's family used to be Bolens dealers back in the day and Pete still deals in Bolens parts. Earlier this year he made me a driveshaft (two piece) for my HT23 for a very affordable price. It's working very well for me. PM me or Ray if you want Pete's contact info.
That stubshaft (or engine extension as it's called on the Bolens parts list) should be available as a Briggs & Stratton part number too.
Good luck getting it all apart.
HT20, HT23, 1256, G11, G14