Firstly can i say what a fantastic website this is and that i am looking forward to learning new things as i go. I have a few technical questions to ask and was hoping if you guys can help in some way. I have two engines and one full lawnmower and was wondering if there is a way of knowing the model and the date of production.
- First one is an Atco (apparently) and the engine number is A881103. I have stripped this one down fully and rebuilt it up and it started after a bit of fine tuning. What a great feeling to get one running when it would not start after buying.
- & 3 Suffolk engines with numbers A769925 & B159829
Also on the one suffolk I am stripping currently, the carb has 3x split pins. Two seem the same size and one slightly different. Looking at some of the opertating manuals your site has too offer the codes seem to be 05370 & 05890. Does anyone know the size of these so I can look for new ones and can any split pin be used as long a it fits the diameter of the hole.
One final question for now can anyone reccommend any good books on the history of old mowers as since stripping one and now on my second i am hooked. I will also be joining the club fully soon and cant wait to get out when the shows are back to meet people.