Is this blown engine rebuildable?
Hello, I just picked up what I thought was a really good deal from Craigslist. It’s a Craftsman Professional PGT9000 with a Briggs 28hp engine and a 54” deck. I got it for $200. The add said the engine didn’t run, but when I got to the guys house, he said he replaced a fuse and got it to start and run. I thought I was getting a heck of a deal! I drove it on to my trailer and brought it home. When I got home, I started it up and began backing it off my trailer, then the engine died with a bang. I tried to start it but no luck. I pushed it over to the garage and pulled the spark plugs and found that neither piston was moving. So I removed the engine and opened it up. Both connecting rods were blown apart! I started taking things apart when I found a big gash in the bottom of one of the cylinders and a small one in the other. The cam shaft is also slightly bent. Is this engine repairable, or should it trash it and try to find a new engine?
P.S. I’m not mad at the guy who sold it to me. He said he got it from a guy who owed him money and didn’t know anything about it. I also bought it knowing the engine could be blown.