Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:27 am

Well guys, seems there's a washer between the overrunning clutch and the cap. Thought I had all the parts but when I went to reinstall the overrunning clutch pully theres a space between the cap and the pulley so I have to assume there's a missing washer. Anyone have the benefit of a parts manual for a C-2 mower? I checked the user manual ( but it does not have a parts listing.


Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:52 am

The listing for the cap shows:

Cap with pin, clutch retainer
- Pin, 3/16 x 1/2 HV coiled spring
- Screw, 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 CD or ZN-pltd hex-hd cap
- Washer 3/8 CD or ZN-pltd med lock

So it looks like there was a lock washer on the bolt but no flat washers involved. If it is a wear question, you might want to try adding a flat washer. If you do, make sure the clutch will ratchet properly after you put it together. It may require some amount of free play for it to work right.

Also, here is a comment along the line of John's point on whether the bolt loosened causing the noise. Since you have the head end of the old bolt, you should ba able to stack up the parts on the broken end. See how much of the remaining bolt sticks through the parts. If more thicks out than would reach where the other broken end was, it must have been loose. Does that make sense? Easier to do than explain.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:02 pm

Jim, thanks for your help. Based on what you said I went ahead and fired her up and low and behold she cuts just fine!

No rattle or anything! Just smoothly cut grass now. I have to admit the C-2 does a pretty good job and the govener on the cub works suprizing well. I did get a little overheating (some antifreeze leaking out of the overflow tube) but no power losses. I still need to fix the engine "seeking" when not under load but everything is operational at this time.

Thanks for all the help, everyone.


Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:14 pm

KYMike wrote:I did get a little overheating (some antifreeze leaking out of the overflow tube) but no power losses.

More likely overfilling than overheating. Once the surplus is pushed out, it will probably be OK.