I was not planning on starting a thread on this tractor yet but a post in “What did you do to your tractor today" will get lengthy.
Tractor is a 1983 318 s/n M00318X226695. Engine is a B43G-GA018/40608, s/n L823643348
I bought the tractor from member Rick up in southwestern Michigan. Tractor is rough looking but after running some Seafoam through the fuel tank it purrs like a kitten. Smoke or oil usage does not seem to be an issue but I have very little run time on the tractor. It is being setup to be my snow clearing machine for this winter since my 826 walk-behind work has not been started. Tractor will have model 49, also from Rick, installed until model 49 I am restoring is completed.
Phase 1 is to complete service work to make tractor usable for winter service. This is fixing broken or non-functional parts of the tractor. I am keeping a spreadsheet on all the work being completed and cost. I need to edit that list so will publish here when Phase 1 is complete.
Here are some photos ....