Jim Becker wrote:The very early mowers had an asymmetrical bracket at the front of the flywheel shaft tube. The flat part on the left side didn't have a bend. The flywheel shaft wasn't centered under the bell housing. From anything I have been able to find, it appears that the short drag bar support was used with that flywheel shaft tube. The long one was used with all later mowers.
Thanks Jim. Went out to my shed this morning to look at the early mower I bought years ago and it has the asymmetric bracket and came with the short drag bar support as you describe. --Lee