The world is even smaller in a small town.
I needed to deliver a front axle to a friend's place. I hooked the two wheel cart to the 12.5/40 Murray and headed out. The friend told me he had once owned this Murray, he put the 18HP twin on it and that he had already given me the 12.5HP briggs that belonged on it! And the mower originally belonged to an elderly lady who lives about a block away from me.
The original engine needs a rebore but somehow having all the original bits make putting it back appealing.
This was actually my second attempt at delivering the axle today. The first time I ran out of gas 1/2 way there and my wife had to rescue me. (and even brought me a cold beverage too!)