Thanks for the advice. At my age, I know I don't know it all, and will graciously accept hard-won knowledge.A couple of tips, if this is your first old tractor.
the seller probably told you this, but you need to turn the fuel off every time the tractor is shut off for any length of time, the fuel system is gravity feed, and a tiny leak at the carb can cause the gas in the tank to eventually fill the crankcase, diluting the oil and raising havoc.
The other is if the tractor lives outside it is possible for water to find it's way into the oil bath air filter, if left for long enough it will find it's way into the carb.
As they left the factory most MS carbs had an automatic liquid drain valve built in, they often failed and the hole was plugged.
LOL, Yep!I don't mean to be a critic, but the way the tie downs are on that tractor won't pass most DOT inspections, .....