Hi - This thread is a follow up to a post that I made earlier in the week. In the interim, I thought that I may have found a nice Encore mower, but it was sold before I could close the deal so I'm back to my original plan. Quickly, I've got a Kawasaki FB460V on my current Ransome deck with a bad variable speed pulley (ie only one forward speed). I found a nice 48" Scag deck with a shot motor, on to which I would like to swap my motor. The blown motor on the Scag is a Kawasaki FC420V. I can get the Scag for $350. With that in mind, here are my questions: 1. Do you know of any reason why these engines would not be swappable? 2. Is the difference in HP a problem? I believe that my engine is 12.5 and the blown engine was 14.0. No plans for a velke or anything... mower will be used residentially on <1 acre. 3. The Scag has an electric blade engage. My ransome does not. I could not tell exactly where the wiring ran to beneath the chassis. Is the electic PTO powered off of the pulley somehow of does the engine need to have a source of electic? 4. What do you think about the price? Deck looked solid with no apparently deformations, cracks, welds, etc. Spindles seemed tight. Guy selling it said that the gearbox works great. It's belt driven so there are no hydros to worry about. My Ransome is quite old, so I don't have any of the fancy safety stuff that's on the Scag. I'd love to move up to the Scag and my current motor is strong, so I'm hoping that this is possible. Appreciate any and all info. I have to move in the Scag in the next day or two so I'm eagerly awaiting your comments. Thanks!