Finished up the swap tonight. Drilled some holes in the hood to keep it cool. And notched the side for the oil fill. Gotta clean up the engine to match the rest of the tractor but other than that it's done. It runs beautifully and is so much smoother than the flathead was! I have a total of 38.00 into the swap so I'd say it was worth it! Excited to put it to use.
I did however, find that the bearing on the double pulley for the deck is shot. I ordered the bearing to replace it today. Anyone ever replace it? It's a weird long bearing that is apparently pressed in? Currently soaking it in PB Blaster waiting for parts.