My names Andy, I'm looking at fixing up the above mower. Bit of a back story unfortunately my Grandad passed away a couple of months ago, we did a clear out of the house and I found it in the shed gathering dust. He got given the mower many years (about 20-25+) used a couple of times but didn't like it as the self propel was too quick for him. I've brought it home and put some fresh petrol in it and after 5 mins of pulling the cord managed to fire it up, I'm going to put a new spark plug in it/change the oil etc.
I've got some limited knowledge on the subject as i use to do landscape gardening for a few years, so I was planning on taking it to a garden machinery place that i used to use. I've dropped them email, they did mention if it has a Tecumseh engine in it, it might be difficult to repair has it's hard to source parts as they've discontinued. I've had a look on the engine and bar serial numbers I can't see any indication to engine make, would anyone here know about what engine a mower of this make/model/age would likely have?
I've sourced a guy on Ebay that does cylinder/bottom blade resprays and sharpening so plan to use him, get it looked over, repaint it and get a collection box.
I was going to add some links to show the places I was going to use, but not sure if I'm allowed to post links.
Sorry thats a bit much for a first post! Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated :)
PS I will try and add some photos at some point.