Well, all is good. My push blower (5hp B&S) is back from the dead. Last year while operating it, I saw a little smoke and shut it off. It shut off with a sound I used to hear occasionally when I was racing bikes. I can't really describe it except to say it was abrupt. I knew right away it had seized. I pulled on the cord and I was right. I had visions of twisted, melted-welded aluminum and steel. I put it in the basement thinking I would replace the engine sometime over the winter. Having not touched it at all and after reviewing some new accounts saturday that will need a big blower, I set out to navigate the replacement engine offerings on the web. Several possibilities exist but, I'm cheap and I always seem to think about the alternatives. Good for me. I thought I had nothing to lose so I took the head off and put some wd40 to soak around the rings. I gently tried to hammer the piston down with a wooden dowel and a hammer but, it wouldn't budge. Another disappointment. I resigned myself to taking the engine off and getting it ready for a new one. I took the front access cover off the fan and thought the fan wouldn't be a problem because it was seized but, voila! The darn thing rotated when I put the wrench to it! I couldn't believe it. The piston went up and down,etc... I ran my finger around the bore to see if there was any damage I could feel. None! That got me pumped. I put it back together with the same head gasket and no torque wrench. Fresh gas (93 octane), fresh plug and fresh oil. Poured a little gas in the carb and set the controls with my fingers crossed. Would you believe it fired on the first pull? Yep, it did. I ran it for a while, shut it down and checked the head bolts. I still can't believe my good fortune. I've gone out to crank it a half dozen times since! Tony btw-Here's a low quality mpeg of it. You can hear my security system just before I crank it!