Thanks for taking the time to write all that down. I've done different things like this in the past, like putting a 302 V8 into a backhoe, having to make a chain coupler and short drivershaft and 2 transmissions and clutch with cable and pulley system. Ended up going back to the original diesel and rebuilding it. I don't have any plans to do what you did, just yet, but maybe one day once we move out of this state.