The engine is in!!! We pulled out the engine the other day and installed it. I have been putting this off for a while not wanting to use the old John Deere to install the motor. The tractors hydraulic system is a little sketchy and will periodically lower on its own no warning! So this worried me to no end ( hence all the strapping and chains. But all went well. But the old deere quit running the next day, so I got super lucky we got it in before it shut down. It was just a simple loose wire but still terrifying to know that it could have shut off and lowered on us at any time.