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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

A simple welding repair to a Villiers silencer spigot.

Not sure what engine this came off, it's just a lump of rust to be honest, but I often derive pleasure in seeing how easily you can begin 'restoring' old parts that would have gone straight in the bin, before MIG and TIG type welders were in common use.

Old threads had been snapped off close to stem, I ground away what was left, drilled a hole and used an old roof bolt with Whitworth threads on, cut it shorter for the job, bevelled the end to help the weld penetrate etc.

To finish off I need to find or make two cup shaped pieces to form the outer two halves that surround the pipework.