Back in the late '90's,Troybilt dealership fire resulted in 'fire' sale of salvagable units and I payed 200$ for a 8 hp. horse model. Never took time to get at it until this past winter when I totally dismantled it on the bench. motor is a B&S, block is good,oil is even clear but everything on exterior is melted.Tires and rims are burned or weatherchecked, about 60% of the paint is burned away.Everything else metal is in need of sandblasting and prime & paint. I'm thinking of restoring to near factory(without deadman switch) but that plan involves acquiring all needed engine pieces individually, at increased expense. Or, do I replace with up to date new engine, which has it's advantages, or locate same model with bad crank/block and use said pieces on my block. Would appreciate any of your perspectives on this venture.