Well I recently inherited my fathers 1987 JD 165 with Kawai fb 460 and hydro trans. He bought it when he bought his old house and no longer needs it, but since I grew up using it he wanted me to have it and make it run good again since he has so many years with it. So today I took off the body except for the dash which is coming off when I move it inside. Body and deck are getting prepped for paint over the next 3 days. So the problems are when starting for the first time you have to manually hold the choke open all the way. so I am guessing the adjustment and linkage are worn. The starter is sticking. Carb needs to be cleaned or rebuilt. Muffler has heavy rust and so does header. So I looked up the parts and from what I found I am going to be spending around 200-300 dollars. So I am no considering just buying a new motor but I dont know what is compatablie. BUT I would rather keep it all orginal, so if you guys know of any places that sell complete motor rebuild kits, carb rebuilds, and starters. Also I need some help with the trans, I would like to change the fluid and any other maintance. please let me know either here PREFERABLY THOUGH EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org I've never messed with one of these before I only work on Dixie's, scags, ferris, and buntons. And when something goes wrong I just call up a local shop and get new parts since money isn't an issue, but since this is a personal project I am looking to save as much as possible while doing it.