I am getting ready to start the restoration of my 195, It has the optional hydraulic lift on it but somewhere since 1967 somebody cobbled up the side of the dash tower where the down stop angle iron originally was. So in order to make mine as correct as I can I would like to see a picture of an original set up. I have looked on the web but none of the google images show me what I need to see.. so I am coming to the experts.... Lets see what ya got!!
Lionel, from what I see, unless I am missing something, your mid lift is an armstrong manual lift....... I will get a pic of mine tomorrow so I can describe what I need to see.. Before I tear it down much farther.. It got a hot water bath today!
yep, best post a picture. From your post it seems you're asking about the stop plate, which limits the downward movement of the lift lever. That angled piece, is welded, to a plate that covers the original side of the tractor, lower bottom part.
Hope this works, I'm attaching a schematic of the parts breakdown,, I think you're asking about item #15, which is that angled piece welded to the side of it?
Without getting out of my chair and comparing, I'm thinking that the 195 lift you speak of is very similar to the hydraulic lift on a 442 I have. I can take a picture of it and try to post it in the morning.
I looked at mine closer and that exploded parts diagram and now I THINK I know what I am missing!! That angle iron was not welded to the dash tower.. it is part of a complete plate!! now the two holes in the sheet metal make sense!!! ok.. now I am looking for a plate that I can borrow to fabricate a new one.............. ok who has one?? LOL
Two stage are nice if you have the power for it AND the fan is big enough. Most walk behinds, and GT sized ones the fan and chute are too small and slush chokes up in it, but are cheaper to make and...