I am working on a GIL 33470A. The short story is that the spindle must have met a strong stationary object in full stride and ripped a gap through the axle. It may be weldable, or then again it may not be weldable. I am preparing for the worst: does anyone have one lying loose?
If I can get it welded, I will need the two spaces that hold the spindle in place. They are made of pot metal. I will need the top and the bottom. Unfortunately I do not have an IPL at my hand for this engine to give you a part number.
This axle pivots at the front under the muffler, and has a square brace that runs under the engine to a second pivot.
If someone has one (preferably near the Shenandoah Valley, VA) I will be glad to hear from you if you could shoot me a PM.