Atco 1247 full nut & bolt restoration
thought i would post you all a few images of my just restored Atco 1247 lightweight.
a few then & now images if you like.
just goes to show I think what can be achieved with a little hard work & effort.
im glad to bring this one back to life although it is only intended for display never to be used.
a true full nut & bolt restoration anything that needed replacing has been done, carburettor, flywheel, magneto,coil.
literally every single nut & bolt.
took about 4 months from start to finish.
i hope you enjoy the images (the colour looks a little dodgy on one image it’s just the lighting)
by all means let me know what you think.
Immaculate restoration. Not sure about the Villiers and Pugh decals. Were they standard in the UK?
That's the first 12 inch I've ever seen with a dog clutch on the roller. Speaking from experience of mowing a lawn studded with trees in raised beds with a 14 inch Atco it was a very useful feature.
Although you say it will be display only, have you actually started it to see if it will run?
yes, it runs & starts very well.
The villiers & Charles h Pugh decals are the only two non standard additions I decided to make.
As it is only a display restoration I just wanted to make a more notable reference to the engine maker (villiers) & of course manufacturer (CHP), just for display purposes.
everything else including nuts,bolts & washers have either been cleaned of rust then machine polished or just generally cleaned where needed.
I concur with GTC. Very nice restoration indeed and thanks for posting. Bu now the big question....what next?
Stunning job, thought you had replaced the fastners with stainless until I re-read. High polish will keep the rust gremlins away for sure, it is quite cheap to get batches of fastners zinc plated also. The original front roller looks great.
I have never seen such a pristine shed either :-)
Good evening & thank you for your comments.
i have really enjoyed this particular restoration, although testing at times.
with regards to what is next? I’m none too sure yet, it really depends if I could possibly sneak another project in to the shed whilst my partner is not around.
Love the roller - looks as if it will double as a pastry chef's tool - -
As a matter of interest and never having bought a new mower in my life!, how are nuts and bolts etc. generally treated by a manufacturer - painted or zinc coated? How were they presented in the good old days of my newly acquired 2-wheeled Atco Scythe? Any ideas, please?!
Update - just noticed the beautifully presented fly-wheel. Martin, did you coat the metal of this and the fixings with a lacquer or some other preservative, please?