In Reply to: 8N Newbie, need advice posted by Cliff on September 04, 2020 at 15:23:49:
Unless the tractor is a family heirloom or some such they are no longer worth doing a major reman on the engine. Sad but true.
What kind of oil pressure is it producing? If the OP is half decent I would just run it.
Think about it this way:
What is the tractor worth to you per hour for the work it does?
Is it worth $10/hour plus fuel?
If so that means you could run it for 170 hrs and it would have paid for itself in work done. At that point you would be much better off to find another engine to put in it or, start looking for a newer tractor that will do more work and has more features.