I've just joined the forum as I picked up an old Hayter mower locally which had not run for 20+ years. After cleaning the points, removing old fuel and completely stripping and cleaning every component of the carb, all of which were gummed up with old varnished fuel, it now runs and idles nicely. Still need to change the oil and give it a good clean up.
Everything seems to work, cutting reel engages and disengages and it has drive to the rollers - I'm really pleased as so far it's cost me just a little time and some new fuel.
I've done a little research and found it has a Villiers F12 engine with Amal 379 carburettor but I'm unsure which model of mower it is. I think it could be a 'Hayter 20' but am not sure, can anyone with a little more knowledge give me their opinion?
Thank you, Steve.