gat a guy with a locked up Kawasaki 14 horse on a Deere LX176 rider. that engine is obsolete, small engine warehouse has a short block for 495. a complete new Kaw (im not even sure it would fit, i'd have to research it more) is 1000. they have a Briggs that they say fits well for a retrofit for 695. this is supposed to be a low hour machine that got run without oil. im thinking the time to switch everything over is going to eat up the savings of a shortblock real quick. he just mows hos own small yard, so im not concerned about the Briggs at all. I like briggs engines. so...does anyone even use shortblocks anymore? after all, time is money.