I've used a small pry bar behind the lip of the rim before, but that was on a steel wheel. I don't know that I'd run that on cast aluminum for fear of breaking it.
Take it to a tire shop. They'll have the right tool for the job and only charge a small fee and save you lots of time and headache
I've noticed a huge influx of spam in my email box as well. Most are from adult dating sites and "young singles in you're area". It went from 2-3 junk emails per day to 40-50.
I can't file a claim until tomorrow, but will do so as soon as they let me. I can't believe Ebay didn't pull the plug...
funny - I was at a picnic this summer where someone showed a picture of that mower to me and said the same thing. I corrected him and directed him to Jeep's YouTube page, where he drooled over all the cool projects. Seriously, too many to name.
Briggs isn't original. It's not a Wards if it was Orange. Orange was used on Gilson two speed models and most of the Allis models. That input sprocket on the jackshaft was originally a sprag sprocket for a comet two speed and it's been brazed in place. I know because the one I have was exactly...