Went last night to pick up Monty.....a craigslist find for $75 ...75 miles away from home. The old gentleman that owned it passed away and his heirs were selling it. Monty wasn't used for eight years and the motor has no spark, and the tranny was frozen . I've got the tranny cleaned up and linkages working, and will start on the motor and a general cleanup after I free up my worktable from a Toro 8 24 I'm going through. This Montgomery Ward 8, has the Briggs motor, is made by Gilson and is the Unitrol model...it has no plate so I don't know when it was made, but I'm guessing the early 70's I'm going to ditch the solid tires and replace them with the newer style Toro wheels and tires.....might even go to the taller tire found on the bigger Toro's.