I know this is not what collecting is all about but here is the question. My B112 is not being very helpful at my winter chores due to it's refusal to start. In fact it is under a tarp in the drive as I can't get it to run back into the barn at the moment. When it is running it is great at snow relocation duties and I need it. Last year I had to shovel 30 inches of snow off of my 150 foot drive as Alice did not want to start. The same yesterday. I did get it running and she did a great job with the snow. I shut it off to clean the snow off before I put it back in the barn and even though it had only sat for 5 minutes I could not get it running again.
My question is can I update the engine in this tractor? Is there a new modern motor that will drop in and work properly with the 112? I do use the front pto so I need that shaft as well. I love the vintage but I don't want to have a heart attack because the machine I rely on doesn't feel like getting up on cold mornings.