Thanks for the help and tips.
It doesn't have a side pulley, so that was a good idea but not for mine.
And yes I could make one up if I was more handy with a welder, sadly I am not.
I did consider removing the starter and seeing if a pry bar can easily reach the gears on the flywheel. This is a last option if I can't get anything else to work and I get desperate to see him running.
I got your email Nick, thanks. I had another person email that he might have an original one. He is just confirming the length with me to see if it is for the VA model. If he has one, it will be my pref to grab that. If not, then I will get back to you.
I am one of those guys that would like an original one to go with my restoration project :)