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System 3008 Broadmoor problem

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Hi. I just bought a 1975 System 3008 Broadmoor. I am having a problem shifting it. The gearbox drive pully does not stop when I push down on the clutch/brake pedal. Is there an adjustment for this? I have looked everything over and haven't figured out a thing. If I slow the motor down to an idle I can jamb (grind) the shifter into gear. I know this can't be good for it. Other than this problem, and a missing parking brake assembly, this mower is in excellent shape! It has been a dealer display for the last two years. He closed shop and sold everything at auction. I got it for the outrageous price of 80.00! I mowed with it for the first time today. Does a great job!

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Hi and Welcome to the club Greg, Try adjusting the belt stops. There should be 1/16 to 1/8 inch between the belt stop and the belt when the belt is tight (clutch engaged). If you need an operators manual you can download one from Simplicity. http://www.simplicitytechpubs.com/6767PRINT/PDF_files/TP_100_3343_00_BM_S.pdf Hope this helps, Greg

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