i'm new to the group. My father recently give me an old lawnmower which he used as a garden feature for the past 10 years. My intentions are to do it up again and get it going for my own garden. From the look of it, it is likely to cost more to do it up than to replace it, but i'm happy to bring it back to live for the fun of it.
Absolutely everything is seized in it - no movement in anything. very badly corroded everywhere - to the point that i've broke few bolts after spraying with WD40 and leaving for a few days. It has no ignition system at all (empty behind flywheel).
Despite all of this, i have taken the head of the engine block and the cylinder and pistion look fine, so i figure that they are the core of the unit. In addtion to this, i have rebuilt the Carb, which is now in working condition. I haven't been able to turn the engine as it's seized in gear. Seemingly my dad remembers it running a long time ago...
what i was going to ask for help with was the following:-
1. Does anyone know what the make and model of this mower? I have looked all over the mower, but there is no 'L' shaped ID plate as seen on many. Also, the engine is a villiers (maybe a F.15?) but often when i see these online, they all look a little different.
2. Does anyone have an exploded diagram for this mower or engine?
3. if the bearings are seized, is WD40 the best product to get them moving?
in addition to the above, i would be grateful of any advice on were to get started with geting her going.