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  • #30984

    benbuffry
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    Hi can anyone identify this old mountfield rotavator for me. I’m trying to get it up and running.

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    #30987

    rusty-relics
    Participant

    Looks like a Mounfield M1 with the covers missing to me, I have been wrong before though haha.

    Liam

    #30988

    benbuffry
    Participant

    I thought it looked older than an m1 it doesn’t look like it has any covers missing

    #30989

    rusty-relics
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    #30990

    benbuffry
    Participant

    Awesome mate cheers. Any ideas where I can get spare parts like spark plugs etc

    #30991

    charlie
    Keymaster

    Any good garden machinery repair shop or motor factors should be able to supply the correct spark plug so long as you know what it should be, take old one as sample. What is the engine Briggs & Stratton?

    #30993

    benbuffry
    Participant

    I think it maybe a kirby lauson engine. The spark plug isn’t a problem to get hold of I just wondered if there was any where good to look for other spare parts.

    #30995

    wristpin
    Participant

    Looks like a Kirby which was a Tecumseh made in Australia. Mountfield used them on rotary mowers and cultivators and Flymo used their 2-stroke on the 19 and 22” Contractors.
    A spark plug will be easy but anything else like hen’s teeth.
    I believe that the UK OEMs used them as with OZ being a Commonwealth country there was a more favourable rate of duty than when buying from the US.

    #30996

    benbuffry
    Participant

    Don’t suppose you can point me in the right direction to find out more info on the engine

    #30997

    wristpin
    Participant

    I’ll see what I have but for all the usual service settings, points gap, valve clearances and Fixings torques, you won’t be far out with using those of the equivalent Tecumseh or Aspera of the day.

    #30998

    charlie
    Keymaster

    I have a 38 page Mechanics Handbook for Kirby Lauson 4 stroke engines,it will take a while to scan the entire book. Let me know if you would like a copy (pdf file).

    #30999

    benbuffry
    Participant

    That would be brilliant Charlie but it’s alot of effort for you to go to.

    #31005

    charlie
    Keymaster

    Once it is scanned I will have it saved for the future. If you send your e mail address to the VHGMC e mail address vhgmc@btinternet.com I will pick it up.

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