Italian Made MAC fiberglass body mower with Aspera Tecumseh 2 Stroke

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Tim D
Italian Made MAC fiberglass body mower with Aspera Tecumseh 2 Stroke

Hello, new to the Forum. Recently acquired a unique power mower. MAC with fiberglass body and Aspera motor. Looking for information and anyone else who may own one. Have always enjoyed older mowers of all types. Please see pictures. Appears to have a throttle for choke and speed control. Thank you 

Adrian
Good grief, it's Thunderbird

Good grief, it's Thunderbird 2 reborn as a lawnmower! I know nossink about it, but that badge on the front is that of the bodybuilders (in car terms!) Carozzeria Touring of Milano. Their trademark Superlegerra designs were of aluminium over a tubular frame, I think, but I s'pose GRP counts.

What a fascinating thing!

wristpin
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Amazing. With what looks like

BAmazing. With what looks like an Aspera TA633 2-stroke it must have been a little screamer. Even looks as though the right hand handle bar has  a throttle twist grip - presumably with the cable running down the inside of the handle tube.

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Superlegerra still make hi

Superlegerra still make hi end car body's for Alfa Romeo etc check out the Disco Volante it's a stunning work of art. Just guessing but maybe they had some fun with a lawnmower project at some point. If so it probably belongs in the lawn mower museum!  

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That is really interesting.

That is really interesting. Does it run?

Is it a twist grip throttle ? cable route looks like fun...

 

Tim D
Hello, finally able to get a

Hello, finally able to get a strong spark for this motor. Since you commented it's a TA633, would you know the oil/mix ratio? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Tim

wristpin
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16:1. Back in the day Aspera

16:1. Back in the day Aspera / Tecumseh recommended using straight non detergent SAE 30 as a mixing oil  but I don’t suppose that it will come to any harm with a modern two stroke oil.

Tim D
Thank you 

Thank you 

hortimech
Stick to SAE30, the TA633

Stick to SAE30, the TA633 only had bushes for the main bearings and the seals weren't up to much, so the much thinner synthetic two stroke oil will be much to thin.

 

Tim D
Thank you, was getting ready

Thank you, was getting ready to add the synthetic. Appreciate the advice.

Tim D
Hello, do you think this may

Hello, do you think this may have been a boat/marine motor?   Thank you. 

hortimech
They were used in numerous

They were used in numerous applications, but probably the largest use was on domestic Flymo hovermowers.

Tim D
Thank you

Thank you