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S1g last won the day on December 15 2017

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  1. Somewhere I do haveba spare one, however since I moved last year I've struggled to find anything. When it turns up you'd be welcome to it for the cost of postage, however it may take years for me to locate it. Sorry.
  2. The cover just slides over the engine and gearbox, look at my YouTube channel garethkeri and you see a video there of it fitted. I'll get some measurements next time I'm at the storage unit but that maybe sometime before I can get there. Here's a link
  3. Hi, thanks for the info. I haven't done much yet to this project as my athrtitus has been giving me grief and last year I bought a house in desperate need of doing up, so my missus has been getting me to work on that instead on my better days.Hopefully with the warmer weather I'll feel better and continue with the project soon.
  4. I've got the petrol version of your mixer, there would of originally been a canopy that sits over the engine/ motor and drive belt. I've tried contacting belle, but the original owner sold up years ago and the new owners ( altrad?) Didn't even reply to my emails. I've managed to obtain an original sales brochure and going from this I concluded that it is mid 1960's. My father became a belle dealer around 1975/6 and he never saw these mark 1 mixers. Hope this narrows it down a bit. It's a pity that the Briggs engine on mine had been replaced in the late 1970's otherwise I would if been able to date it from that.
  5. Thank you for the birthday wishes.
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    Another Mountfield 25

    Nostalgia is one of the main reasons I've bought this, was the ride on that I ever drove. My friend's dad had one and when we were about 7 or 8 we watched Herbie. After seeing the wheelies in the film we thought it would be fun to try and recreate it on the mower. We "borrowed" the keys and with a bit of a slope and top gear we did manage to get the front wheels to come up for a few seconds.
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    Another Mountfield 25

    Thanks for the input, got to admit as I'm struggling to get a good match to the metallic yellow gold you mention, and I'm more used to seeing them in red I'm leaning more towards repainting it red.
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    Another Mountfield 25

    You almost don't realise how attached you get to them till they've gone. I'm also sorry to hear about your Collie.
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    Another Mountfield 25

    Can't get the computer to talk to the camera, -Norm. Not having the best of weeks, with anything,Bethany my little helper ( Hinderer) with my projects passed away on Wednesday, feeling a little bit lost without her. She was nearly 13 though which is a good run for a Labrador. I'm sure I'll get the photos up soon.
  10. Just managed to pick up a nice mountfield 25 on eBay, a 1972 machine, after welding up a deck on one the other day. It's in good nick at the moment, but is yellow instead of the normal red, does anyone know why this might be? It almost looks to good a job to be a repaint but who knows.
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    Mountfield 25 red.

    Unfortunately I've just had the deck dumped on me, no machine to match up, decks been hamerited many times looking at it, no original paint left. Don't have to get a match, guess it's just pride in my work, lol. I may have to resort to a tin of ih red?
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    Mountfield 25 red.

    Can anyone help with a near shade of red to the original mountfield 25 ride on red please? I've been roped into welding up a deck and need to gets close colour match.
  13. When I first started out in plant they used to be everywhere,however now all this early stuff is nearly extinct over here. It's a combination I think of the harsh environment that it's run in and the good old health and safety tightening up on regulations meaning what was left got exported to 3rd world countries.
  14. The one nearest the engine is the throttle and if this is broken I would definitely go down the new carb route for what they cost. With the recoil. Is it that the rope has snapped if so then the easy way is to remove the remains of the rope and make a new length up,then retention the spring by winding the plastic back up and line the hole in it back up with the hole through the starter and push the rope through. If it's not the rope snapping that's caused then it is likely to be the spring broken,and or damaged lug. I have had a lot of trouble with the recoils on copy engines, the best solution is to obtain a genuine Honda recoil off a scrap engine,you may have to space it with one or two M6 washers but the bolt holes should line up. Either a gx340(11hp) or a gx390(13hp should fit). As a stop gap most of these engines have a notch in the centre cup to allow you to wrap a rope around and start them like an old Villiers etc. Just don't do it on site if the health and safety guy is about.
  15. Sorry don't know why this link has reappeared?
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