If you get the plastic plugs in bulk, at an auto body supply, and remove all the tits that have survived, it might look great, especially if the plugs were dark grey rather than black?... On the foot pads I'm thinking about drilling them where the tits are broken and using plastic push pins like are used to hold door panels on.
Thanks Eric. Are they still selling good up there? I'm not seeing as many on Craigslist now as I did the first of the year.
I bought several older mowers last year for around $50 each. I didn't fix any of them to sell but they had a good deck and/or engine that I could use on something else. Those engines (especially Commands) are worth more to have for later model mowers IMO......I don't like messing with Murrays, or MTD products.....no demand....and anything older then 1997, I don't do unless it for me personally.....
I would go so far as saying it was FUN doing the complete drain & fill, because it forces you to clean, inspect, lube and adjust several other things while you're at it AND nothing beats the feeling of having the hydrostatic full of fresh fluid, almost like the day it was assembled, :tango_face_wink:...I read a discussion a few days ago that it was better to remove the trans and drain all the fluid, no doubt that's true. This is just easier and I don't see how it can be bad as long as I'm careful to clean around the hole before removing the plug. The oil is black but doesn't smell burnt, I'll replace it with 20w-50.