I have a 6 or 6.5 hp i cant remember kawasaki engine off a john deere jx 85 i hit a pipe sticking out of the ground when scalping and bent the crank shaft. this winter i am concidering taking the engine all appart my self and replacing the bent crank. It is a virtical shaft engine and it is fairly new and runs strong. I have already replaced the engine on the mower with a spare i bout for 50 bucks off a mexican friend of mine. My question is what should i do with the engine has anyone ever seen anyone build a bumper mout leaf vac with a vertical shaft engine? Maybe i will just keep it for a spare anyone with any other ideas id kind of like to use it for something because the mowers are getting older and may just be replaced if they break. Any ideas?