Well, I broke down and picked up a 154. Haven't heard it run yet, but the guy had been using it to mow with, so it should not be a huge job. Seems to be fairly complete and straight, and, other than the brushed on paint job, not an overall bad looking tractor.
I have a guy who wanted one of these, so I actually grabbed it for him. We'll see if he likes it or not. I may just have to hang on to it.