Many of you know me as being a JP lawnmower nut...but to date this has been restricted to models and variants within models of hand push mowers. A momentous decision has been by myself taken to venture into power mowers as many of the JP power mowers were built on chassis based around hand push mowers. The is not a light undertaking and is with some intrepidation. I am a complete and utter novice on engines, my first experience of restoration on a motorbike (in the early 1980's) ended in a total disaster!!). I have not touched an engine since apart from changing a spark plug....but its time to get really greasy hands....
My garage is reasonably well stocked with tools, acquired, given etc...but I am told I need a valve spring compressor for small engines. Bowing to recognised expertise amongst club colleagues can anyone recommend a particular make/model I should purchase and where from?
The engines will be Villiers/Briggs and Stratton all pre-dating 1972 and a typical example picture of a Villiers D07 is attached.
Apologies to all in advance - I am likely to have a lot of questions