Following from this
I took it to bits yesterday
and having eaten a few more ginger biscuits today I set too with the blow torch, impact driver, puller and more tea. I gave up trying to get the actual gears off their shafts, but I don't think I need to now. It is now all in a bath of water with the last 3 packets of Billingtons Molasses to be found in Tesco.
All the small nuts, bolts, screws, washers etc fit in the milk bottle. The rest go in the planter with the rollers taking their turn on the next round. The plastic bags are to try and keep any wildlife out. I will take a look at progress next month.
So in the meantime is it possible to get a 4 hole 12" bottom blade for an Automaton? Can I ring Garfitts and ask for a 4 hole blade for say an Ajax?
The original colour appears to be a sort of light sage / apple green with gold letters and red for the cylinder and inside the rollers. Is that lighter than the standard Ransome's Green? There is probably too much rust to leave it oiled so I may have to paint it to preserve it.
I will have to fabricate a deflector plate if anybody has any photos please?