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Qualcast Suffolk Punch 43sk Engine ID

I'm planning on restoring my mower this summer and I've been researching a fair bit to make sure I know what im taking on. I am posting here to find out the engine my mower has, I've gathered its either an A114 or an A98, I searched the forums but was unable to find info to help me. I have checked the carb as i know looking for FCH-20-13A or 11A on a dellorto can help- couldnt find anything- its all assembled right now but i assumed it would be stamped on the outside anyway

I'm thinking now its a Tillotson carb, i saw a diagram wristpin linked on a thread i saw

I will try to attach the photos here.

Any guidance/advice related to my mower from the fountains of knowledge on OLC would be appreciated

Cheers, Andy

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Forums

villiers98 Thu, 27/05/2021

I think A114. Think the mechanical governor ( lever from back of crankcase) is A114 and the A98 had air vane governor and usually Zenith carb ( link from back of cowling near the top)

wristpin Thu, 27/05/2021

I think A114. Think the mechanical governor ( lever from back of crankcase) is A114 and the A98 had air vane governor and usually Zenith carb ( link from back of cowling near the top)

Correct as far as it goes but while the original A98 did have an air vane governor, points ignition and a zenith carb, it was soon replaced by a modified version, still called an A98 but with a mechanical governor, Dellorto carb and electronic ignition. So those features alone can't be relied upon to distinguish between the A98 and A114 engines.

This may be of interest

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eyz0u89k7g6r50f/Suffolk%20A98%20and%20A114%20…

hortimech Thu, 27/05/2021

There is one big clue in the photo, it has to be an A114, it has an electric starter, no A98 had one.