A technical question, since we're on the subject: has anyone ever rebuilt at 4hp Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine? I hit a stump and bent the crankshaft, the damned cheap piece of junk. I was thinking I'd just take the crank out and hammer on it in my vice until it looked straight. If I can't straighten it that way, maybe I'll just reverse the mower blade, as I bent the ***** out of that too, and maybe the imbalance of the bent blade might counterbalance the bend in the crankshaft, thus smoothing out the vibrations from the bent crank. I figure I could save a few bucks that way, huh?
Oh, and since someone asked, I've always been more of a dog person than a cat person.