Making some progress. Found a decent pair of AG tires for $110. Had to put a small patch on one but both were real decent tires.
The one rim had some real heavy rust built up from sitting in the dirt for a unknown period of time. Cleaned it up as good as I could but it wasn't good enough to let the bead seal. Simple fix, just bring out the bottle of SLIME. With the wheel mounted on the old Coats manual tire machine I rolled the bead of the tire away from the rim slightly, not wanting to break the bead from the rim. Applied a small amount of SLIME in the open area and with an acid brush worked the SLIME up and in between the bead and the rim. Did this clear around the wheel and on both sides. Aired the tire up to 16 lbs. Wiped the excess SLIME off with a rag. That was 24 hours ago and checked the tire today. 15.5 lbs. and it is 8° cooler today. You can see the tiny bead of green around the bead. I have fixed many bead leaks this way.
With the motor mount fabricated from belting I set the motor back down on the mounts and tightened it down. Lined the PTO pulley up and locked it in place. The bottom of the shroud was rotted away so had to lay a tin shingle in the bottom and pop rivet it in place. Carb is rebuilt and on the engine. New diaphragm in the fuel pump and it is back on. Now - I have to find where I put the short link? Thought it was all together but guess it wasn't. May have to build a new one.
Tomorrow I make that link - so the original one will show up, a couple more pieces of the engine shroud, do some wiring and hook up a new ignition switch. May get to see if it will fire ? ? ?