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  1. Picked up this 1960s saw last weekend. Will try to get it running when I get some time. Appears to be a very rare saw especially in the UK. Not sure if Alain has one of these in his vast collection
  2. Happy Birthday Norm, have a good un
  3. Finally got around to looking at this and picked up a second hand Condenser with the right fixing and dimensions. Cleaned the points & wired it back up as it was originally but still no spark. First thought was the Condenser was duff, but I did think something looked odd when I cleaned the points, so I whipped the flywheel off again. The metal strap that tensions the points was earthing out where the wiring from the coil joins it. I put a small piece of roofing felt between it and now have a lovely spark. It now starts & runs lovely, so it was the Atom module that was causing it to over advance the timing. The previous owner probably didn't spot the earthing issue, so fitted the Atom module & created an even bigger problem.
  4. Can anyone identify this engine. It has a British MD2 Magneto
  5. Happy Birthday Wristpin, thanks for all the advice you give throughout the year
  6. Interested in this, I will check if we have any work vehicles near you this week, Cheers
  7. i joined a US based chainsaw group & an English guy was sure it was an Atom & mentioned that they advance the timing too far and cause this problem. He doubted that there would be spares to return it to Condenser & points but a small company in Worksop claim to have them in stock. Only problem is they are not replying to me at the moment.
  8. I bought another Danarm 55 MK2 chainsaw at the weekend & have a starting issue that I believe is electrical or timing. It has fuel & when you pull it over reasonably quickly it has a spark. It does however snatch back when you pull it over & takes forever to start. I am thinking that the timing is advanced more than it should be. My other saw has condenser & points & has a spark at low revs as they do with points. This one has points, but where the condenser is on the other saw, this one has this small yellow box. Has anyone seen this before & can throw some light on this problem please.
  9. With all this rain I will have to get my nylon line trimmer on the weeds 😉 it's not really got the same ring to it Angus but point noted
  10. Thanks for the tip Wristpin. Rotavators - Cultivators. Hoover's - Vacuum Cleaners. It's what happens when you have a well known brand & I don't suppose either were too upset at the extra publicity 😁
  11. Well, I thought this was rare but I'm beginning to think it's the only one. I joined a history group in the town where this was manufactured, posted a photo & details of the company name & address. Been viewed by nearly 70 people & not one comment
  12. I would take your number & email off too. You can always get contact by pm. I got an unknown call at 3.50am after posting my number in an advert. Not nice
  13. Bought this machine this weekend because I can find absolutely nothing on the web about it. It is called the Astra & it was made by the Digmower Manufacturing company in Hampshire. It has an Aspera engine & a huge gearbox & set of Tines on the front. The identification plate has a space for a serial number to be stamped on it, but it was never stamped. Can anyone throw any light on this.
  14. Picked up this really nice British made Danarm 55 MK2 at a local auction a few weeks ago. Was a non runner but a clean up on the points has it running like new. I think people just assume that if it's old & no spark means the coil is dead & no chance of getting spares on a 44 year old chainsaw.
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