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I've been mowing most of the season with this rig and it's been a great little tractor.  New belts, spark plugs, oil/filter, air filter, led headlights and assorted deck parts were installed.  I cleaned all the debris that was packed around the  cylinder heads. About a month ago I found a 244-H parts rig and it had the right size deck to replace my ratty one. A little bit newer model deck, but it fits.  Had to weld up a few cracks on it, a little fresh paint and transfer the new parts from the old deck to the new one.  I just tested it out and it's perfect.  Could not be happier.  I'll be finishing out the season with it in its current shape.  Next spring I'll be getting new tires and a new pto clutch for it 

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you'd be surprised what those 200 series tractors are capable of! :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Welcome to the 246H club. Probably just you and I are members tho! While it's not exactly a bucket list tractor by any stretch a nice mower all around and very dependable if taken car of.  Briggs twin 18 hp. has plenty of power and always starts easy. Manuals can be found here if you don't have them.

a few shots of mine.

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37 minutes ago, WHX12 said:

Welcome to the 246H club. Probably just you and I are members tho! While it's not exactly a bucket list tractor by any stretch a nice mower all around and very dependable if taken car of.  Briggs twin 18 hp. has plenty of power and always starts easy. Manuals can be found here if you don't have them.

a few shots of mine.

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Thanks.  I got all the manuals back in May when I got the tractor.  That should be 16hp, not 18hp 

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My bad :hide: I've, only owned it for 20 years! I meant to say it performs like an 18!

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I need a 246-H owner to test out this kit for me. 

I know they are not real popular for collectors but I have had requests a couple times a year for these.

I finally was able to get the artwork done for this hood.I will gladly send this kit to someone willing to test for fit.

Biggest concern is the front decal to see if I have the proper positioning for the headlights.

 

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Did you ever get someone to test it out for you Terry? I can but my orginals are in pretty decent shape.

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I fired the tractor up today after sitting in the garage all winter.  Started right up with no issues.  Put all new viton fuel lines on it in the fall.  Going to check and adjust the valve clearance on it, replace the tires and the pto clutch very soon.  I ordered the xtreme outdoor power equipment clutch today.  Tires will likely be ordered in a few weeks.  I also need to fix the steering on it as there is a ton of slop.  I'll be pulling the steering shaft and other parts from a 244H I picked up for parts last august.  Looking forward to mowing season.

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On 12/7/2017 at 6:20 AM, WHX16 said:

Did you ever get someone to test it out for you Terry? I can but my orginals are in pretty decent shape.

Sorry I  missed you post about this. I did get a front headlight panel and Made a template but the clearances are so close around the huge headlight lenses 

that it is difficult  if not impossible to align this decal perfectly. In fact the original decal on my headlight bezel was far from positioned perfectly from the factory.

Might be easier to trim out the headlights after installing the decal.

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