welcome.

if your machine runs in all 10 forward gears and 2 reverses, then you are good to go.

it is picky on clean utf oil.

the engine is a very capable 172ci red tiger in the 48 or so hp range.

you have an independent single speed pto.

53-64 are my favorite ford years. aside from the SOS they have great parts support.

post back if you have any specific questions.