Thank you all that have given advice etc - I found a M18 Universal in pretty good shape - the M18 is a Kubota Z600 where my 5411 was a Z500 - basically the same footprint and most parts from one fit the other. The M18 comes with a Hurth
HBW 50 trans (I think - there is no model or SN on that unit??) that was about an inch shorter so I have switched to my Hurth
HBW 5, this way I have no surgery or shaft changes with the installation
. The M18 is fresh water
cooled, where the 5411 was raw water
. I have to fabricate an alternator
mount, as I must have the alternator
reversed and ahead of the engine, not sticking out from the side as with the factory setup, to get the Tartan 27 engine cover/companionway steps to fit in place. I did that on the 5411 but that is one part that I can't switch over - with the fresh water exhaust
it is different.
I'll have 2 transmissions, some 5411 parts and a few buckets of Petter parts and 2 blocks, a Petter and the 5411 that I'll list when I find some time this winter.