Today ,with the temperature around 3 or 4 above at 11:00 am after a night hitting 4 below and over a foot of snow on the ground, I was outside feeding the horses and dogs. My old beat up Statesman utility tractor was sitting there in an open unheated barn with a half inch wind blown snow on the hood and seat. I dusted the snow out of the seat and sat down pulled the choke pushed the clutch in and hit the starter it cranked a few times and fired right up. I was shocked it even turned over let alone start. Then engine is a Briggs 17hp IC single cylinder an early 2000 model I think, its the one with the plastic shroud and intake. I think it has won itself some up grades like all metal shroud and intake a tune up, it don't even have the correct plug, and it will be my winter engine on my upcoming build this spring sharing the job with my 18hp oppy. Would like hear what you guys think.