I appreciate that. It's a trial but somehow it will work out in the end. I will take you at your word for 1,2 and 4. As for 3? I learned that lesson early on. My first classic tractor was a SMTA owned by an elderly many who is probably going to outlive all of us. He was beyond meticulous...a-nal would be more accurate. One of the most annoying people I have ever dealt with. Even timed me on my trip to see the tractor. Asked me when I left home and then informed me that I had broken the speed laws...and he was not joking. That being said I gave him $4000 for that tractor a long time ago. To date I have not spent another nickel on it other than oil, gas and one battery.
I wish it had taught me a lesson, but I had to go the opposite route a couple of times before I clued in on it. :)
I am going to look at a couple here soon. I will keep it all in mind. Thanks!