I saw this tractor, Saturday.... It started and ran well, by the way, just needed a new water pump and it sold for $2050. Anyway, I was unable to determine what kind of a starter it was... It was a Ford, but It appeared the nose and everything was correct. They had set it up with an on/off switch and it had to have a push-button switch up on the steering bar to start the thing. It was a cobbled mess as far as that goes. I just thought someone on here had heard of doing that or had actually done that. Dad and I were stumped, too, about the reverse rotation challenge. I think I'll stick with the A/C parts on mine.