Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and new to the old lawnmower scene.
I'm in the Teesside area and have always had an interest in old machinery, having owned or currently own a variety of garden / horticultural machinery, stationary engines etc.
Anyway, I've just bought a Ransomes 20" Auto Certes. The idea being that my 12yo son and I could restore it over the summer (I need to get him away from the computer games and phones that all the kids seem obsessed with these days).
I've probably bitten off more than I can chew with this one. So last night, I joined the club and the forum in the hope that you kind folk can impart some of your wisdom onto this project.
Simply put, I don't know where to start with it.
It looks like its going to need to welding around the front end as the side plates are thin and corroded.
The engine has very little compression and looks like it had an electronic ignition unit fitted in the past.
The grassbox has been hopelessly repaired and patched over the years.
There are probably a lot more faults than listed, but at least the pull start works.
I'll try to upload some images.