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Engine swap 149 to 1440 ?

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I have a 149 with a nice freshly rebuilt Kohler engine, and I might want to swap the engine to a very nice 1450 chassis, if it's not too complicated doing the mods. Of course the 149 has the old starter/gen and manual PTO clutch, so the 1450 charging system (with elec PTO) would have to be swapped - that's the bit I'm especially puzzled about as I'm not familiar with the way it's done in the 1450 in terms of mechanical layout. I know about the elec PTO clutch in theory, but not the 1450 alternator or generator setup/layout. Is a stator attached around the PTO shaft....or ?? Does anyone know of any overwhelming reasons why it might be more (mechanical) trouble than it's worth? Are they both 1" shaft? BTW, the electrical bit isn't a problem in terms of my ability - I'm just not sure how they did it (mechanically) on the 1440, not having had one apart. Advice welcome.
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The electric PTO of the 1450 should bolt right up to the kohler of the 149, NO?

The starter/generator will not allow you to use the side panels of the 1450. Can you find a K321 to take fly wheel, starter, stator, shroud, etc...?

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