The case will bolt right into your 317. However, most other vendors used a 1-1/8" diameter crankshaft on the pto end, so your pto clutch will not fit. The bolt pattern for the clutch on the closure plate may also differ. The muffler and air filter housing could be swapped.
I got a replacement motor with the 1 1/8 shaft. I went the hillbilly way, started it and ran a file back and forth. A little ways later the 1in clutch fit right on! 35 hours later and its working perfect still. Do a search as I have a post with pics.
Well, thanks for the help guys - but I waited around too long and the Bolens with the low hour motor is now sold. I wouldn't have minded going with a smaller pulley, can't you just go with a shorter belt? I guess it could change your blade speed a little as well, but I'm not sure if that would be an issue or not.
Mike , I told him about the size in an email. I dont think using it for a lawn deck would have to much impact on it. It worked well for my Cub which had a 42 inch deck.
Thats why I wrote in my post about the dimensions.
These Deere decks seem like they should go faster if anything. Is it a bad thing to speed them up???
Roy, that makes sense with the sizes. I was just saying the Bolens probably had a PTO clutch on it and you could just use that one. Therefore, no need to find a different one.
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