PM me an email address, I have the manual for the MF1655/1855, but it is too large to upload here. I will see if I can cut down the file size at work tomorrow. I think the hydro and rear axle is the same for your 1450.It seems to roll now so it must be in in the neutral position now Daniel. I think the lever you are talking about isn't hooked to the "tee" looking shaft that goes into the transaxle. I don't know what I'm looking at yet, so I need to find resources for info on the tractor and the engine. I didn't check the library here yet. The tractor itself is uglier in person than in the pictures. I am very suprised that the hydro unit and transaxle are so clean. I don't even know how to check the hydro fluid. Kind of hard to turn the engine but it feels like it's got good compression. That's a pretty crazy steering wheel! This will probably be a pretty long project since I have to learn a lot, and there will be money to spend. Can't afford a bunch at a time. I asked him if he would take $160 and he said "sure".
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