As many of you know I am a John Deere guru--and I know the related Briggs and Kohler engines for them like the back of my hand as such. However, I have come across a John Deere 111 lawn tractor with a Briggs 11hp model 252707 with a busted rod and I can pick it up for real cheap and I am toying around with the idea of dropping a Honda GXV340 11hp OHV engine (new) in place of the busted flathead Briggs. I have looked through the Kohler options and they do not offer something in that size with electric start. I have nothing against the Briggs, I just want to make the already solid model 111 even better with a more fuel efficient engine as well as possibly gain some value if I ever need to sell it off. I am also thinking about the Kohler CV-13 as a possibility, but I know the 111 situation depends on where the gas tank is located as the early ones had them under the hood, and the later ones had them under the seat. I have already asked over on the JD boards, but I would like some other opinions as well--especially from those with Honda and non-JD Kohler knowledge.