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I've been reading posts from this site for a while and have learned a lot. I am planning to tryout garden tractor pulling this summer so any info I can learn from you guys would be helpful. I started with a 1970 JD70 my dad formerly used to mow at his cottage when he upgraded to a newer mower this one sat for a couple of years, then I decided to put it back into use. After cleaning the carb, new plug ect. on the vh70 I had it running pretty good then no spark, new points & cond. still none. I found a used Honda gxv 270 motor and decided to repower. After some more reading I dove in and so far I am happy with the results it did involve a fair amount of reworking and resizing of the engine area but I think this motor will be better for pulling and I don't plan on using the pto or deck so all of it was removed. I want to lighten the tractor up so I can move the weight to where I can best use it for pulling. I am following the rules of a local tractor club as I do the mods they allow in stock class. I want to start in a #550 class if I can and add weight for higher classes. any pointers I can get on location of added weight? I have made an adjustable hitch and am workin on wheelie bars now.