Model 38618X92A, 38 inch deck model 618 and I think 92A indicates it is from walmart. DOM 1603 ... June 9th 1993
Engine 285707 0126 02 93060330
This came to me as a 1 owner tractor and was obviously kept indoors. It has a 4 speed transaxle. The owner ran it without the dipstick and said the engine now makes noise after you run it a while. After replacing the leaky gas line I started the engine and it does sound a bit strange. Did not run it for long. The plan is to tear it down and check it out. Maybe the rod needs replacing.
Examples from the web
Most if not all are from auction listings. Few people are interested in these tractors.
This one has the same problem as mine. I am wondering about the angled gap between the hood and nose. Note muffler alignment with nose.
Same problem here. Nice view of grill.
Another example from almost the exact angle as the one above. This one looks like it has the proper nose hood alignment. I need to compare this with my tractor. Get an image at the same angle.