I have this 1970 Model 70 that has been waiting on me for a few month's due to lack of parts. I really wish the tecumseh engine parts were not so hard to locate not wanting a repower. :greentractorride:
North and west of ya a good bit, but get in your neck of the woods 6-8 times a year on the way south.
For parts, have you tried contacting the Flywheelers?
There are several old grumps in the club, that are focused on the garden tractors and smaller stuff.
If they don't have what you need, they know who has a stash, or someone who knows someone, who has a stash.:lol:
Another shot would be the older independent small engine shops around Kazoo, Holland, BH./St. Joe, and South Haven.
Some of the older shops have stashes that are mind boggling. Definately give Rick at SH small engine a call...he just took over for old John, and those two have had thier grubby fingers into everything small engine for 40 years+.