Same here. I remember reading a long long time ago about someone that was able to make a bracket and threaded some all thread on the end of the motor shaft, then used a choke cable to actuate it but I don't remember where I saw it or the details. I have a rear QT case half you can have to work on if you want to pay for shipping. It will let you figure out a bracket and anything else you might need without taking your truck out of service...
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