doing an engine transplant on an LT. vertical shaft, has a tether strap to keep clutch from spinning.
The electrical plug only has 2 terminals. someone has crudely repaired the wiring right at the plug's terminals, wires are bare far enough behind the plug that they could short out. (not any more, I repaired them right and added heat shrink/no more possibile short.)
Here is the problem/ there is a 3rd wire with a frazzled end, that, unlike the other 2 wires, was dangling in the wind, no obvious place for it to go. White wire, apparently supposed to be a ground to something in theat area. there is no evidence of this 3rd wire ever having been connected to the clutch housing or mower frame or anything in the area. The way the harness is made, it looks like this wire belongs in the area. If it were supposed to go to the clutch housing I would expect a rivet or partial ring terminal still connected to the clutch if this wire somehow ripped loose at some point in the tractor's life..
Tether strap hooks onto opposite side of engine/frame and clutch. looks like the only possible place a ground could possibly connect to, but I don't think they'd run it across the bottom of the engine, like they'd have been better off to drop a ground from that side of the engine.... too much possibility of it getting wound in the clutch or belts if they did.... I do not see any safety switches in the area that it could have come from, either.
There is a sticker on the clutch, with (I assume) the model number of the clutch..
WARNER MAG STOP MSS-60LC then under that; 5217-2
does this clutch housing have to be separately grounded for the clutch to work? I'd think it would ground itself via the engine crankshaft when engaged....