This is my first post.
I have just purchased an Atco Villiers 14" Light Mower, my father had one of these when I was young and I had to get one of my own. She's not in bad shape apart from the rust and cobwebs. The grass box is a bit beat up but mechanically its ok. Petrol tank was completely gunged up, the fuel banjo had snapped off and the was no spark. I've had the tank in the degreaser bath at wotk and now that seems clean and free flowing. I removed the flywheel and unfroze the points, reset the gap and popped the magneto flywheel back on. Eventually I found the timing marks under all the alu oxide! One quick jab with a battery drill and the little beauty fired into life. Ahh that sound took me back to my youth!.
However after it ran up to temperature it started to misfire evntually stopping and was a bugger to get going again. After double checking everything again, I've put the problem down to the fairly knackered looking spark plug. I can get a bright blue spark with the HT lead spade direct to the chassis but with the plug connected, its very weak. I got a few good belts off it.
Besides eBay, do any of you knowledgable chaps know of any suppliers of 8 COM plugs or if any modern alternative exists.
Once I get all the mechanicals sorted I'm going to strip it down and sort out the paintwork. I'm looking forward to seeing it in its former glory.
Thanks for your time.