Ransomes Mastiff front opening box linkage

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Tim S
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Ransomes Mastiff front opening box linkage

Hi

thanks for adding me to this group. I took a quick look to see if this subject has been covered before but if I’ve missed something please just let me know a link. 

Ive just bought a rather nice Ransomes Mastiff mkII 30” with a MAG 1045 engine and the clamshell type of front opening grass box. Unfortunately the entire linkage to open the front is missing so if anyone has a source for parts or good pictures and measurements of theirs, I’d be pleased to hear. If there’s a 36” linkage out there I could certainly get that narrowed to fit. Otherwise any advice most welcome. 

I also have a 36” mastiff which I think started life with a JAP engine as it has a cutout in the side plate for the starting handle. It’s been fitted with a MAG 1045 but there’s no spark. I haven’t taken it apart yet but if it needs a coil, that looks like an expensive fix. Has anyone used the points and a battery and coil to get the spark going on one of these engines?  You’ll see I’m not really aiming for concours, but function!

 

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No help with dimensions but

No help with dimensions but this gives an idea of the general layout.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yuxzqpwa1xfcih5/Ransomes%20Mastiff%20self%20em...

One of those good ideas that were not so good in practice . One knock and they were a ****** to straighten out and get  operational. 

A good few were deactivated, welded up  and used as manual tip.

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Thanks, that’s helpful - both

Thanks, that’s helpful - both the comment and the diagram. It seems a shame not to have it working but I use all my mowers so function is more important than concours condition/originality.