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Depends on what you want to do with it, and what's blown about the engine, and how much time and effort and $$$ you want to spend on it. Parts for the Tec HH100 10 HP engine in that tractor are getting harder to come by, although there's been some posts lately about places where you MIGHT be able to source the parts you need. Again, it depends on what's wrong with it... If the engine is blown beyond repair, and you want to drop another, different engine in and you have the time and the skills to refab the whole engine compartment, it MIGHT be worth it.... If you want to restore it to perfect vintage running condition, it might not. Around here, it would probably be worth that $150 to be a parts donor....
 

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I would think it's worth the look, if you are comfortable fixing/replacing engines. An hour isn't much to drive. Make it worth your while by bringing a trailer so you can haul it home if you can strike a deal.

The deck doesn't look half-bad. But craigslist photos are not the best. I don't see the mule drive, either, which is odd because it's needed to run the deck (at least, it is on the 110).

The 112 had a Tecumseh engine, which some folks say can be hard to find parts for (Tecumseh no longer in business). I can't even tell from the photo if there is an engine in the compartment. But if you could get it for $100-$150, maybe you could skip a rebuild and just buy a new engine for it. Surplus Center has some good deals on air-cooled/horizontal shafts.
 

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It appears to not be a kohler, I could be wrong though, Did they change the direction of the engine between the RF and the new 112's?
 

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It appears to not be a kohler, I could be wrong though, Did they change the direction of the engine between the RF and the new 112's?
From that picture, its actually hard to tell if that's a 112 at all. Aside from the owner mentioning that its a 112, I can't see any decal on the hood. If it IS a 112, the 112 RF only came with a Tecumseh HH100. I know, I've been wrong before (like, here) about where the Tec engine has been used, but I can guarantee you IF that is a 112 and IF the seller has the factory engine for it, it will be a Tec HH100.

However, after a closer look, I agree with UrbanTractor, I'm not convinced there's actually an engine IN there... If there was, there'd at least be a big honking PTO shaft with a pulley on it sticking out of the side of that tractor... plus a muffler, PLUS the PTO clutch... So, if he's pulled the engine, and you decide to drop some bux for it, make SURE you get the PTO clutch. It looks like this...



Otherwise, you got problems if you want to run that mower deck....
 

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As far as I can tell -

s/n: 2551 through150,000 (1966-1969), 160,001 through 180,000 (1970) and 185,001 through 225,000 (1971) all had the Tecumseh HH100 (10hp)

s/n: 150,001 through 160,000 (1969), 180,001 through 185,000 (1970) and 225,001 through 250,000 (1971) all had the Kohler K241 (10hp)

and either of these engines should be swappable. In the 1968 model the round fender was combined into a 1 piece fender deck (the flat fender).

s/n: 250,001 through 260,000 (1972), 260,001 through 300,000 (1973) and 300,001 onward (1974) all had the Kohler K301 (12hp) and that should be retrofitable to the earlier models.

http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-tractors/000/0/0/6-john-deere-112-engine.html
 

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talked to the seller and all of it is their, he is going to send me some better pictures tomorrow. I can't buy it, have to many deere's to fix now. 212. 140
and a 214. but will post pictures tomorrow,
 
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