That's good news. It looks like the engine was made for it. You can rotate the cylinder head 180 degrees if the spark plug wire fits better on the opposite side.
Dang, I had an Astro Hog that weighed that...Wild Fred said:got the tail hinged. epoxied stab right after this pic taken. weight now is 5-3/4 lb., 11 lb. finished should be about right.