Bill, I do have the shaft with the pulley still in the deck. I am going to try to remove it tomorrow. My concern is as rusty as the deck is i may have to cut the pulley to remove the shaft and housing from the deck. Ted
Ted, that's great, and understand about the possibility of the pulley getting destroyed, but of course I hope that it makes it through! The good news is that although the shaft was discontinued way back in 1986, the pulley is still available, although they are rather proud of a new pulley. Bill
Just occurred to me...if it's easier for you...just leave the pulley attached, remove the blade and the 6 quarter inch bolts that attach the spindle housing to the deck (the bolts will probably break right off but that's OK), and then the whole assembly should come off. I would buy the whole assembly from you if that works better. I've got an acytelene torch here that I could heat the pulley with to remove latter.
Gitrdun, thank you for the offer but I did in fact take the shaft from Ted. Good to know that you can machine stuff though, I'll keep that in mind. Looking for a competent machinist would have been my next route had it not been for Ted having a shaft.