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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Atco Balmoral 14

I have found one of these in reasonable condition but the spark plug cap is perished. The machine has been unused for a few years but otherwise looks ok. Are these available separately from the coil assembly and are the air filters available? I would like to get it up and running as it came with a useful scarifying cassette 

many thanks as always to the very helpful members and I hope the Balmoral counts as an old lawnmower!

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Henno Thu, 06/06/2019

I have restored 2 Balmoral's with my neighbour for own use. Please make some pictures of yours and put them in this thread, always nice to see someone else's machinery!

Osborne Thu, 06/06/2019

Great reply! 

On another issue with this machine the starter recoil mechanism is not working properly but it seems to be a sealed unit. Is it possible to strip and repair these?

wristpin Fri, 07/06/2019

You can pick the starter apart and clean it but as has been suggested , pattern replacement units are relatively inexpensive and save a bit of hassle.

Osborne Fri, 07/06/2019

Thanks Wristpin and Henno I have got the recoil mechanism to work properly so I will just fit new rope. 

I will post a couple pics soon but it’s all in bit right now !