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I hope nobody minds me bumping this thread :o (I've been away with work for ages). But I have to say I'm a Westwood fan and it's great to see someone keep a Lawnbug original especially since they are an endangered species now. I've always loved how unique these are, this must be the original Austin Mini of the lawnmower world.

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its well worth restoring they are quite hard to find now as the lawnmower racing boys keep choping them up, but the good thing about that is, you can buy all the parts they dont use very cheaply

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I kind of thought it was a shame to scrap it..given it is all there ..the rest is in a box..ive restored cars motocrossers bmxs old tri ang stuff but never a ride on..good to know im not the only mad one!

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From memory a Bug's chassis numbers was on a tin foil sticker so possibly not much chance of it having survived. The engine is a Tecumseh, possibly a V70. Tecumseh engines of that era had their engine details either stamped into a small metal tag often secured by one of the screws retaining the valve chest cover, or stamped into the blower housing. Tecumseh used two sets of numbers , the first giving the spec of the engine , such as the crank orientation, horse power and application and the second showing the build year and the day of build ( the day being shown as a numer between 1 and 364.

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On 04/02/2015 at 10:54 PM, Wristpin said:

From memory a Bug's chassis numbers was on a tin foil sticker so possibly not much chance of it having survived. The engine is a Tecumseh, possibly a V70. Tecumseh engines of that era had their engine details either stamped into a small metal tag often secured by one of the screws retaining the valve chest cover, or stamped into the blower housing. Tecumseh used two sets of numbers , the first giving the spec of the engine , such as the crank orientation, horse power and application and the second showing the build year and the day of build ( the day being shown as a numer between 1 and 364.

Hi, you probably have seen me on here before. Haha. I had a Westwood Bug and my one had a Briggs 3.5hp (I think) engine in it. It was painted the original white as well as wheels. I just wondered, did Westwood later switch to Tecumseh of vice versa in the later years of manufacture of the bug? Thanks.

On 04/02/2015 at 6:38 PM, classic cars ni said:

Was given this a while ago..after reading this thread im gonna restore it...what do you rekon...it is completepost-381-0-97762500-1423074648_thumb.jpg

Any ideas on engine type and year of build..thanks in advance

Would love to see some more pictures! Haha.

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