Not much of an update. I spoke to the man I got it from who spoke to the man he got it from. It's highly unlikely I'll be getting the missing spindles or three point hitch. The older owner thought he'd given everything to the man I got it from and isn't interested in looking since he doesn't believe he's got any parts. He also apparently has several large sheds filled with stuff so he probably couldn't find much without a lot of effort on his part.
If anyone has a lead on spindles for a 48" deck or a 3 point hitch setup that's not too unreasonable I'm interested. It runs great and seems like it doesn't have a lot of hours on it but it's not real useful presently without a mower or hitch.
I had to replace a spindle on my mower deck this summer. If you are not in a hurry, you might find something on Ebay. I see you are in NY so you have the rest of the winter to find parts. I had to go to Mission Mfg. in Indiana. They had the better price for a new complete spindle assembly but it was not cheap; $170ish for 1 spindle if I remember right. I was in the dead of summer and the grass was growing so I couldn't wait. Since you need more than a single spindle, you might want to keep an eye open for a used deck to scavenge parts.
Lots of sellers on Ebay have the blades. They tend to run $10-15 per blade.
You can also watch Ebay for the 3 pt. hitch. I see them from time to time.
You can also try the Power King Yahoo group - Lots of helpful folks that are always peddling parts. Next best is set up searches on Ebay and Craigslist to alert you when items of interest come up. I use the keywords "economy power king".
Looks like a relatively clean tractor. Is that a period correct seat for a 1976? Converting back to a stock exhaust should be easy.
Edited by zuren, December 15, 2016 - 02:07 PM.