More on the Kick start
Hi. After input from Wristpin, we now know that this mower is a Ransome Minor 18" Mk7, question is , when i get the flywheel off what parts assosiated with the Kick start are likely to need replacing ,and where would we be able to sorce them. Cheers Jim
So possibly a Villiers 2-stroke engine? You could try Paul at Meetens but I suspect that new parts for a machine of that age will be hard to find so it will be a case of finding "better" used stuff. I don't think that I have any parts illustrations for Villiers kick starts so it's guess work as to what wears but hazard a guess that it will be where the small pinion engages the clutch flywheel.
That engine is a Villiers 98cc same as on Gazelle.
The ratchet mechanism could be a Sturmey Archer freewheel just as used on a bike rear wheel.
After long time not used pawls stick due old grease. Try to soak it with penetrating oil.