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!
Yes, yes and apparently so!
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!
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?
To a certain extend. Could be old grease in there. If the spring is lame you might opt for a replacement, available at a lot of outlets, for example:
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.
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 !