Well, seeing as how you asked so nice... Here are some progress shots!
It looks more impressive than it really is, the parts before were just held on with a few bolts so I could take some before shots. But I pulled everything back off and pressure washed everything I could, I even leaned it on it's side with a brace and hit it underneath. I need to pick up some engine cleaner and soak it down again before I take it apart. I also want to pull the motor and bolt an electric motor to test operation and get all the linkages and stuff working. After that, I will pull the rear end and paint the axle & chassis. From there, I may try to get the OH140 motor running and I am thinking that I may just use that one on this tractor. I am re-thinking my plans a bit, and I may be fixing more of the parts for this tractor than I had planned. The grille can be saved and is not all that bad. I have to use the hood for one of the tractors and my parts tractor hod is shot, although it has a good nose ring! I will have to either fix the headlight panel which is broken in half, or if the one on the parts hood is good, I may drill it out and swap it into the good hood. I also have the hole to patch and it will need to be de-rusted, but the hood is pretty straight in all.
Anyway... here are some photos from today. (For the pages that follow.... I like to take lot's of photos!)
Here it is stripped down of sheet metal with a good shot of how that OH140 motor fit's in there.
A close-up of the motor... it is the best "swapped" motor I have seen on one of these, it looks fully stock when the hood is shut, and fits perfect with the short gas tank.
One dirty transaxle cleaned up and looking much better.
Then the rest of the parts hosed down. They all need to be soaked in cleaner and washed again, but it's a huge improvement!