Thought I’d say hello as I’ve just joined the forum. I’ve had a couple of old mower projects and my latest is a 16” Atco standard in very poor condition, lots of stuff for me to repair... I’ve made a start with cleaning up the Villiers Mkvi-c engine which has no spark. Have replaced the ht, condenser, plug etc and should have a replacement coil arriving today. I didn’t want to fork out for a rewind on the old coil as I’m on a budget so I’ve bought a cheapo undersized coil off eBay (the “long” type - I think these are made to fit midgets?) and will modify it to fit using turned adaptors.
Right so that’s me introduced :) here’s my question: I notice that some standards have a plate clutch and some have a cone clutch. Does anyone know which machines had each style? Is it something useful to dating the machines? Mine has a plate clutch but I’ve seen pictures of 16” models with either arrangement.