Would love to help you, but I am located on the East Coast. I've been programming/setting-up/running Hardinge lathes for over 22 years. Currently most of ours are T42s, but we do have an older 51 Conquest.
If you have any questions regarding programming or running the lathe, I would be glad to try and answer them. Just don't ask me any maintenance questions. I can line up subspindles and turrets, but that is as far as I want to go.
What options does it have? Are you, or do you plan on, using the Hardinge Safe Index Programs? I like them, but suggest you put them in protected programs. That way operators can't inadvertently delete them. I went a step further and use an M-call for them. I'm lazy. Easier to type M91 than M98P9001.
I think you will be pleased with the machine. We have about 9 different brands of lathes, but the Hardinges are probably my favorite. One dislike is the short distance between spindles on the T42s. Our oldest 42 Conquest is probably 18 years old, and runs every day (of work). Still an accurate machine running some jobs with a .0005 total tolerance.
Edit: Forgot to mention that you can email me if you'd rather.