Thanks, The PK block that I have on the outside looks just like the WH block. I was originally going to use the WH, because it also has a 1 1/8" crank for the pto. If I use the JD engine, I will either run a JD ele. clutch or machine a steel bushing to use the Ford clutch. This is a Second Generation LGT145, closed side panels with the rubber iso. motor mounts.
The bolt pattern for mounting pto clutches on 1 1/8 inch shafts is different than the pattern on Kohlers with one inch shaft.... so bushing up a inch shaft to 1 1/8 is not a viable solution.
PK had special order Kohlers made with a ring shaped boss cast into the block to mount the bell housing..... and I am wondering if that interferes with mounting an electric clutch??? On PK the electric clutches were on the flywheel side of the engine.