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No photos. 79 much cleaner than 81. 81 sold for $575 with snow blade, good Ag tires. Deck not mounted. No chains. 79 looks good, black grease or oil drips down front of engine below grill, but no oil drips under mower. Asking $800 for 79 but indicated they are willing to consider offer. Not comfortable enough with 79 to make an offer. Want a 224 but not sure if it would be better to buy now or wait for that better one. Simple truth is I am not confident enough to make the call that the 79 is the best that can be found and go for it. What I thought I was going to see was a mid 80s tractor. At 50 hours run time/year, 35 years total engine time would be 1,750 hours. Even with good maintenance, getting near the 2,000 threshold. As I write this, thinking not too many hours before rebuild and probably should factor that into any offer, if I want this tractor. Paint freshened up, decals renewed, a new seat and she could be a looker. Tires are not bad. No noise from drive train. I have a used Vanguard 16HP, with maybe 1,000 hours, that could be adapted. What is a rough estimate for a DIY K321 rebuild. Maybe I am answering this myself except for what would be a fair offer.