Not something that I would go out o my way to acquire, but today I've been given a one owner 1954 14" Atco complete with grass box and transport trolly. I don't intend to keep it but cant not see if its a runner, but if it has a dud coil I'm not throwing money at it. Access to the mag is restricted by the kick start and chassis etc, so the engine is out and on the bench and already it's apparent that the factory applied timing mark appears to be 180 degrees out - strange.
The previous posts about the Atco annual service / rebuild service show machines being stripped and repainted which possibly accounts for the grass box being in the rather drab period green and the machine being in a brighter shade. Could the N M F stamped on the ID tag be signifying visits to a Service Centre?