Well.....that IS one pretty nice looker for sure! Those are good looking tractors. Does it have the KT17 as in model number? Not known to be good engines you know. Many have blown rods, still run on other cylinder, had one like that. Hole in block on it! The trans is a 4spd, mounted right on rear, then the clutch pack goes right on it in front, long shaft from engine off the flywheel side. SO, I once took an early model engine/trans set-up and engine ran backwards then, so had to flip the center section on the rear, which worked. BUT, these had center steer, so had to make it offset steer like the early ones, flipping front axle to get linkage right, and moved pedals also with linkage all to one side for a 2 seat butt buggy. Made big hole in dash for extended shifter to poke thru. I was working on it to make it a hydro and didn't find things I wanted, so gave up. I now have a hydro chassis and could make fit older one, but why bother. Those clutch paks had some improvements, thicker discs, heavier metal main plate and best to buy as an assembly to change over. About $600 last heard from Mission Manufaturing in S. Indiana. THEN, that four speed many times has the main shaft bearings go out and if not fixed, takes out other things and leaks oil into clutch and that messes them up, and also the throw-out bearing system built into the trans case wears down the case itself, and very hard to get out and no fix for the worn metals. I was once going to try a thrust bearing in one I had to build up the metal again and add bearing advantage, but never got that far. I sold a few parts trans/clutches and other items all with last "85 year model like this one that I had. Tired of trying to engineer a fix. That one had huge tires like 31" x 15" wide and was shame to let go, but what else you gonna do with them? This one has smaller stock size tires. SO, unless you want to spend lots of money and time on making nice, would not be a deal. IF you like these as I do, think I would have to buy for say $500 tops, just cause it is so nice of one. Could sit in garage, just to look at, ha! Go to Yahoogroups.com and Power King site and even here and look thru the guys fixing these models. Lots of stories there. ONCE it became Hydro, was very much nicer tractor, but by then, image was hurt. Also if you see the smaller 1200 series, they had same drive or the hydro much earlier, say 82 or so and those in hydro are not too bad a tractor. Smaller, but still not REAL small, 12" wheels and such. Three point hitches were made for all these, but harder to find those if not on them, and are specific. Well, there you go, no real help, but just beware it will be long project, and not much used that isn't the same condition out there to buy. I now have a few later model hydros, they have the three-piece hoods and more updates. Those would be much better buy than any of the earlier gear drives. Larry Goss has those thumb drives and all these tractors and parts are on them to see and all the manuals. YOu might have that drive??? Or, get one for only $10 and look around in it. Takes awhile to figure out what to click on, but you get the idea after being into it awhile.