Dear reader (s),
Iam new to this forum, from the Netherlands. Iam busy with my neighbour restoring 4 mowers, 2 Atco Balmoral 14S's (well advanced into the job) and 2 Atco Commodore's, a B14 and a B17a as a pleasant pass time and hobby.
We are not allowed to buy more. :)
Regarding the B17 I have two questions: the mower comes without original spindle and wooden rollers, just the two plastic side wheels, intended for transport I believe. However I would like to reinstate the wooden rollers, for that I need the spindle an some washers and the rollers itself. The washers are easy and rollers can be made by ourselves, the neighbour at the opposite side of the street has a lathe for woodwork.
The spindle is harder... I have some standard searches on ebay for some months but no spindle for a B17. So Iam looking in machining on myself, the neighbour who has the lathe for woodwork has als a big one for metal and plastic.
What is missing are the exact measurements of the spindle... Is there someone who has a commodore or a separate roller and would be so kind to measure it for me and post the data??
2nd question: I would like to replace the roller bearings of the B17 by sealed ones, does anyone know the brand / model for bearings that can be used??