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About joegrgraham
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  • Location Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
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  1. Bolens sleeve hitch

    Pm sent.
  2. Yellowbird cultivator/Tiller.

    That thought had already occurred to me! My mate had a merry Tiller with a reverse gear in the engine and he had a right game getting that one sorted!. It's in the 'pending' pile at the moment, in time I shall have a proper look over it.
  3. Yellowbird cultivator/Tiller.

    Yes, it has a gearbox off the back of the engine. Not sure if this particular engine will live again, it has been robbed of most ancillaries, really depends if I can identify the engine model, and then source either parts or a donor.
  4. Yellowbird cultivator/Tiller.

    Had a better look at it today, only just realised that the wheels are plastic! They do look the same design as yours Paul, I guess they were just bought in by the different makers.
  5. Just got home from collecting this, a circa 1980 yellowbird cultivator /tiller. A quick Internet search has revealed not a lot, other than yellowbird being an American machine, so I assume Ashley Cooper were importers?. As you can see, the engine has been cannabalised and is probably beyond saving, I'm think it is a B & S, but if anyone can give me any more information, I'd be very grateful!. The little three leg cultivator looks like an interesting gadget as it seems to pivot from side to side. More pics.
  6. Ransomes mg2 Carb

    IT IS ALIVE!!!! 😁😁😁😁 Thanks to a combination of holding the tickler open whilst cranking, and a lot more throttle than I had been giving it, she struck up and ran quite nicely. Now to put the fan back on and give her a proper run. Thank you everyone for your help, advice and input, I am one very happy boy right now! Joe.
  7. Ransomes mg2 Carb

    Thanks Johnathan, I should have a bit of time tomorrow night, so I shall have a good go at it and report back!
  8. Ransomes mg2 Carb

    I'm happy with the spark, it fires readily with a drop of fuel in the plug hole. I will revisit the mag timing, but it still appears that the Carb is not sucking fuel up into the combustion chamber.
  9. Ransomes mg2 Carb

    Hi Neil, I will recheck it, but I'm happy that the mag timing is correct. I haven't touched the bottom end, so there will be no issues with crank/cam timing, plus it all looked correct whilst turning the engine with the head off. Joe.
  10. Ransomes mg2 Carb

    Update, New gaskets both ends between Carb and engine, air filter filled with oil, new pipe between air filter and Carb and a rubber glove wrapped round the top of the Carb. The jets are clear, as is the gauze in the bottom of the Carb. With a drop of fuel down the plug hole, she will pop and bang and do maybe two or three rotations by herself, ( which is a start!) but she will not strike up properly. Any ideas? Joe
  11. Ransomes mg2 Carb

    Thanks chaps, I have the air filter in place, and I will make sure all the joints are properly sealed when I reassemble. Thanks for the plastic bag tip Neil, I will give that a try. Joe.
  12. Ransomes mg2 Carb

    The float and needle appear to be working as they should.
  13. Ransomes mg2 Carb

    Hi all, My mg2 is nearly done, just need to get it running! Got a nice spark, but fuel isn't getting up to the plug. The jets are clear and I'm just cleaning off the filter. Anything else I should look at? Thanks, Joe
  14. New project??

    Picked this little beauty up today, bit of polish and we'll be cutting grass by the weekend! 😉😂😂
  15. Ransomes mg2 cylinder bore.

    Thank you Johnathan! Just let me know what it costs, and I'll sort it out.
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