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Started this refresh a couple of months ago and have made a little progress but things are stating to shape up now so thought I would do a thread. 'Sides I need some help & advice! Little history first This is a 1967 1067 with the original K241 10hp. This tractor is somewhat special to me as I bought it as my first wheel horse in 1986. I had just started renting an old farm house which had quite a large lawn that I would be required to mow. I mentioned this to a buddy who told me of a riding lawn mower that he saw for sale. I went and looked at it and paid 350 which in the day was quite a bit of coin, for me at the time anyway as I was making only $5.50 an hour servicing dairy equipment! Wasn't the prettiest but it started right up and cut so I brought it home. Never would have guessed 31 years later I would have this WH monkey on my back! I new absolutely nothing about a Wheel Horse & keep in mid there was no such thing as the internet back then. After about a year I needed parts and someone told me they were no longer made. I contemplated scrapping it but then someone said to check Toro dealers for parts. All I needed was blades and some bearings. The first dealer I went to wasn't much help as they wanted me to cobble other parts on it and I didn't want to cobble any more on it than what had already been done. 2nd dealer I went to wasn't much help as they wanted to sell me a new 3,4 or 500 series! Must admit they did look nice on the showroom floor but given my tax bracket at the time wasn't likely to happen. The idea of scrapping came up again but I persisted and kept it running and mowing. Threw a rod in the 241 about 1994 but went thru the motor and fixed that. about 1997 another buddy had a Toro branded 246h for sale that took over mowing duties. So the old 1067 went into hibernation for 20 years. Every now and then I would throw a battery in it and it would ALWAYS fire right up. Fast forward to about two years ago and I decided I was gonna getting running again and use it. After searching the 'net for parts I stumbled on this thing called Red Square. Well after reading a here about RJ's, Suburbans, 953's, & 857's I quickly caught the bug! Eight or ten horses (OMG I lost count ) later I finally said this old girls time has come. @stevasaurus had mentioned this had a ten pinion 5060 LS transmission in it and might make a good plowing tractor. The axle seals were leaking bad, the hubs were walking on the axles & front end had homemade tie rods not to mention a myriad of other issues.....but thanks to RS, parts I had spied at the BS, and the knowledge of those here I knew this was savable. My intent is not a trailer queen nor a show tractor but a nice working tractor for some light field plowing, having fun at shows, moving boats & trailers around the ranch and perhaps some kids in a tub. I seriously doubt it will ever see mowing duty again. 'Nuff yaking and on to the before pics! After looking at these ..no where near as bad as some I have seen here! Tranny disassembly pics...not too bad 1533 were usable but since now they can be had. Note the water line!