Can anyone please help. I have recently acquired a mk4 marquis (the version without the height adjuster adjacent to top deck) fitted with the sloper engine. There is evidence of a decal on the chain cover, but I cannot tell what it was. The grass box is a newer replacement and has the most modern of the ransomes decals. (R11 listed on this site) I do not believe this is correct for the period. The grass box is dent free, but unfortunately the single layer of paint is bubbling badly in places so needs repainting. I guess dating the mower is key. I believe it to be 70's?
On a slightly different subject. I cannot find much reference to the mk 4. All searches seem to bring up mk 4A. Is this referring to the height adjuster? I know the matador came in mk3 and 3m flavours. The m referring to metric bearings.