I purchased a 48” Tiger Cub STC48A-19KA (2005: s/n A480 0026) with obviously a 19 hp Kawasaki (FH601V-CS29-R). The previous owner loaned it to his neighbor to pick up fall leaves. While doing so it caught on fire, assuming he backed into leaves or the leaves contacted the muffler. He grabbed a fire extinguisher but it was empty so he put it out with a 5 gal bucket. Long story short, he claimed it on his homeowners insurance and paid the owner for it who bought a newer unit and sold me this one. All of the electrical (except the spark plug wires and coils), hydros, and lower part of the engine seem untouched. Basically from the air intake going into the carb and above got torched, all the plastics. He had the bagging system on so the top “clamshell” cover melted and encapsulated the top of the engine. I brought it home yesterday and picked away all of the melted plastics. Once that was off it spun free and seemed good (didn’t test compression yet but pretty sure it’s fine). I bought it with the worst case scenario having to replace the engine and best case just replacing a few melted parts. I’m hoping I can find someone who blew their engine and had it replaced and have a spare laying around with all the goodies I need preferably unmelted. I know it’s a far shot. If not I’ll have to try to find the parts that I need one by one which I’m afraid could cost a good chunk of the price of a new power plant and no guarantee the current engine is good. From the looks of it I would probably pull the carb and give it a once over replacing the necessary gaskets and possibly throwing a new shaft in to make it 23 hp while in there. Then I need the coils, plug wires, air intake/filter assembly, plastic flywheel cover, upper engine shroud and eventually bagger lid. If anyone has this engine laying around or these parts shoot me a message or even better call/text 440-467-1one23. I’m located by Cleveland, Ohio but travel all over or could possibly work out something with shipping. If you have other suggestions/opinions please feel free to comment. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.