I went to test fit my newly found rear rockshaft assembly this afternoon. I was a little remorsed to remove the cover over the PTO pulley, but it would clearly interfere with the rockshaft. Well when I set the rockshaft down on the transmission housing, it became clear that the rockshaft bracket also hits the PTO pulley. The PTO pulley for my C-2 mower is 7 3/4" in diameter. Is this the standard pulley size?
In these pictures, I have the rockshaft plate raised about 1/2" on some spacers. I could notch out the rear of the rockshaft plate a little bit and it would clear the pulley. Does anyone else use their rockshaft in a raised position like this? Am I missing something there, or are the rockshaft and the PTO pulley mutually exclusive and can't be used together?