I bought this tractor some time ago. Needless to say, sans engine. A while back I bought a Craftsman III from jpcubs. It had a P220 Onan on it. Once I got it home, I coaxed the Onan to life. I thought it had a charging issue, But after talking to my Onan guru (Robert Kummer, have his e-mail if needed), it turned out to just be a connection problem. So, tomorrow, if things go as planned, the #2 FF will be under it's own power. Keep your fingers crossed!
According to the hour meter, this engine only has 500 hrs on it. I know it sounds sweet. I do have an issue to fix on the engine mounting plate. Folks before had tried putting a Kohler in it and had messed things up some.
Here's the Onan about to leave it's home:
Here's the engine 'base' as Sears calls it. You can see that either side of the vise are issues.
A little TLC and that will be ready to accept the 'new' Onan.
Here's a link to the original thread.