So. As title says, these are some pics of the IH LB I got the other night. The deck needs to be stripped and repainted......dunno if i will do that, it may go to a new owner if I decide to sell it.
I put in an air filter, spark plug and it started up first pull. Been sitting for 3 years. The PO did drain old fuel and carb bowl....so really I didnt have much work cut out for me. I did mow a small patch with it and the throttle position worked well and it mowed really well. I like the sound of this thing......its distinct.
Needs more clean up and a primer bulb, it's dryed out and cracking. What do you think?
That is a nice find. JLS on chainsaw collectors can make new decals for just about anything, so if you care to restore it Im sure he can help you out. He does alot of the old Homelite and Partner etc monograms pretty reasonable.
D600 engine and self propelled! Cool pics thanks for posting them.
As far as resto goes.....what keeps its value more, petina and not restoring deck paint and shroud, or taking deck to bare mag and respraying it, and getting the decals made up, the shroud would never really come back, I dunno what I want to do with it.....
Tgore......I think yours was put away more......mine has been used.
I did notice the green gear box and wondered if it was swapped, but am glad to hear it was common practice to find the green under the cover.
As for the cover........I am thinking I will need to do some hunting......if not I will spray a green one yellow when I do a resto......if that happens.
Tgore...... hope that didnt come off bad. I meant, yours looks like it was stored well. Mine seemed like a workhorse and was left in a shed.....Im happy it was used, but sad it's gonna need some TLC.......some major TLC.
Im gonna be doing some tear down once I get the 7266 running and a 680529.
I have little to no hope of ever finding the yellow roller cover. I imagine you'll have similar results with that drive cover. I'll try painting one Cub Cadet yellow. Not sure how well regular paint will stick to these poly parts.