It didn't start so we grunted it up the ramps and gave it a once over in the morning. After a new battery, a new piece of gas line, and a new drive belt I have my first lawn tractor. I have the deck, it was just off for the pic (while I was screwing with drive belt tension). From here it needs a new air cleaner, new oil, and a new deck belt before spring. All told maybe $100 invested for a mechanically "like new" GT. I'm really, really happy.
Edited by El Exorcisto, October 24, 2012 - 08:50 PM.