New to this forum. Looking for someone who is very familiar with this type of tractor. I purchased a 1984 Ingersol for $800 a few years back and gave it to my son as a house warming gift for his house. It was a neighbors machine and it was garage kept and is in great shape. We found a snow blade on CraigsList by chance locally and got it for $50.00 Attached right on the tractor with ease! Also bought some tire chains for $90 on-line. Now we have a problem. it was losing power it seemed and one day when my son was mowing his .75 yard he heard an odd sound. Didn't think too much about it. He and I actually had mowed the yard a couple of more times before I told him he needed to get it checked. Well he has a broken connecting rod in his 16 HP Onan engine. Looking for a knowledgable mechanic in or near Central or SE PENNA. May rebuild or even look for a rebuilt motor that we can swap out. Any One have a good source for such or have an engine available? I have my eye on another Case 448 that is just sitting in a shop. This one's motor is in bad shape and out. Shop owner wants $300 as it was abandoned at his shop. I am going to try to get it for $150 -$200 and then look for an engine. I have a fellow in Michigan who has an 18 HP Onan and he wants $800 for the engine. Inquired about a Vanguard kit but cost was $1800 plus shipping, also got an email from a repower place wanting $2100 for a 20 HP Koehler kit.