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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Hello from sunny Cornwall

Hello everyone,this is my first post here,so i thought i'd better introduce myself.My name is Sean and i'm a commercial grass cutter currently out of work and caring for my wife.As for mowers,for the past 2 years i've been mowing my medium size lawn with a Qualcast 30dl which i dragged out of a skip,grass box and all,this has just been retired and a Ransomes Ajax mk5 has taken over.As far as projects go,i am currently working on a Suffolk Colt 24a,when i was given it(well swapped for a bit of hedge cutting)the engine contained 1/2 a pint of water and some sludge,after a good flushing out session and cleaning the points she spluttered into life,she only runs for about 5 seconds as the carb has been trashed(on the look out for another)I hope to restore her to her former glory over the coming months, as funds allow.Festering behind the shed lurks one of Ransomes finest,a mk3 Auto Certes 20" with a sloper motor,its been outside for at least 3 years and is in a right old state,but its complete and turns over,but i've probably bitten of more than i can chew!

                                              Regards Sean.........................

hillsider Mon, 27/05/2013

Hello and welcome to the Old Lawnmower Club, there has been a few postings on here referring to the mowers that you are currently working on so you may find some useful info to help you. Failing that try posting your questions and we will do our best to answer them for you. Ray.

wristpin Mon, 27/05/2013

Don't give up , keep chewing! Both the Auto C and the Sloper were decently built and there are plenty of parts to be had should you need them. Also, lots of information available on this forum and elsewhere.