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As long as height/width are the same or close to,, I don't see to much of an issue. The biggest part will be to get the front clutch/pto orientated in the correct locating.

If you used a base plate, made to fit your craftsman motor, sized to fit onto the existing tractor frame, it sure saves a lot of grief. An added bonus is if it's say 1/2" shorter in height, you can add a spacer between frame and new motor plate,,,

The big one is to orient the crank, so it sits in the same relative horizontal position as what you take out. (Saves a lot of guess work with belt sizing)
 

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In addition to height you need to make sure:

1.) front side of engine will accept the PTO for the mower/snowcaster. (will it bolt on?)
2.) rear crank will work with the pump
  • Does it have the proper diameter shaft. Could you get around this by buying a Lovejoy coupler that fits the engine crank size and also mates to the existing pump Lovejoy? Perhaps. One would need to check the catalog
  • Is the shaft of proper length. (1.3" +/-) (Could a long shaft be cut off? I suppose)
  • Does the pump side have holes suitable for mounting the Lovejoy housing?
3.) Can you deal with whatever is necessary for exhaust routing?
 
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