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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

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

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wristpin Thu, 07/11/2013

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.

janbo Sat, 04/01/2014

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.