To all who replied, thank you for your input. I did find a welder who had done the job before. I had a shop (C&D Cycle) remove the motor, pull the clutch, stator, and clutch shaft out. I cleaned up the motor and gave it to Sal Paledo in Lakeside, CA 619-972-2687. He welded it and machined the opening. I had to give him a new shaft seal and clip so he could size it. Sorry but I cannot figure how to attach a photo, the link keeps taking me to an htmp browser not my computer. It came out great. Reed Great to hear it worked out for you. Now for the big question, how much did it cost? How much did it save you over a new case install? How trustworthy do you think this fix will be several years down the road?