Ha! Real funny...pan off in a hurry!$@@&$!??@4 I'm still sore from picking up the front end and "inching" it forward!
I noticed something else when checking the other bearings...the bad piston needed a 5/8 socket, but the other three needed an 11/16. This obviously means it is a different piston? not matching the rest. The grooves on the crank wouldn't catch my fingernail, but I think it has to be honed. My wife thinks I should keep the tractor and wait to fix it when we have the money, so it's safe from getting thrown into the river for now.