I've just joined the club so I'm posting an introduction.
I've had an almost lifelong interest in small engines as I basically grew up around farm and garden machinery, and I'm now getting to the age of thinking less about work and more about spending some time getting to grips with the number of small engines I've accumulated over the years. I tell my wife it's a collection, but realistically I first gathered some 'projects' to do in my spare time which never came about over the years, then they became future retirement projects, and and now that I've reduced my work hours 'tinkering time' is starting to look promising.
I've been reading articles on the website every now and again as time permitted for years, and as we're currently in the process of buying another house with a reasonable sized lawn I decided to join the club as I need to start tinkering to get one of the Suffolks going.
My 'collection' (as my wife may read this) is made up of Suffolk lawnmowers, probably late 60s onwards, Merry Tillers, ranging from the 50s - late 70s (Briggs & Stratton and Suffolk engines) and some Briggs & Stratton and Villiers engines which aren't mounted on equipment.
I intend to hopefully tap into the vast knowledge within the club's membership in the future and will share any information I can when relevant. Over the years I have accumulated some handbooks and other forms of data, mostly for the smaller Briggs & Stratton engines of the 50s - 70s, which I will share if required.