Ransomes marquis18 inch restoration

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Martinm
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Ransomes marquis18 inch restoration

I am restoring a marquis 18 inch imperial model.  The bottom block for holding blade is badly pitted with

rust. Tried to get new one from ransomes UK but the part is obselete, part no mba 0498,   Perhaps some  member would have 

one from an old mower or some would know where I can source one    Many thanks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wristpin
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Had Ransomes got one and

Had Ransomes got one and given you a price you would probably have needed a very stiff drink !

Cant see much wrong with the one that you have  - even the blade looks as though it still may have enough lip to take a skim, but new blades  and screws are readily available, either original or pattern. What's the condition of the cutting cylinder? 

hortimech
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No, he would have needed an

No, he would have needed an Ambulance, for when he collapsed with shock LOL

I also cannot see anything really wrong with it, well nothing that a coat of paint wouldn't fix

Martinm
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Thanks to you both for

Thanks to you both for replies.. Cylinder has plenty of life.  I will just put on a new bottom blade, sandblast, apply Kurust, and paint.  After reading other posts, I used an oil filter removal tool with a chain to remove chain sprocket, just used a steel tube for pressure and it loosened fairly easily.  Advice on the posts was a great help .  Thanks