Very nice! I bet that will be a great little unit with the hydro! Those 7/8 tractors are dang close to zero turn with they way the front steering is designed. It will shock you how small of a radius it can turn in.
One of my friends Dad works on them for a hobby. The lady he was fixing it for said not to waste to much money on it, but to get it running. He bought a reman short block, installed it with the original carb, ign., exh... now he can't get timing set. the lady just gave it to him n bought a new one. he didn't want it, now its mine. I'm gonna check timing, clean and adjust carb, I was wondering if it might be the wrong fly wheel. I found three different part numbers for flywheels.