I've received another free Snapper. This one had a bent engine shaft and is not self-propelled so I'm not going to keep it. My brothers wife will not use a self-propelled mower, she says they scare her. I plan to put another motor on it and give it to them. I have a 6hp engine from a rusted out Craftsman. If I line the mounting holes up the engine sets sideways like the old one but the pull starter is on the chute side. I would like to mount it like it was on the Craftsman but there are no mounting holes for that. Any reason not to drill new holes in the deck? I removed the chute to make finding the holes easier but the engine clears it in both positions.