Hi folks, thoughts I would post a hello and introduce myself.
I have just picked up my first old mower, which I believe to be a Qualcast sixteen. Any way to tell the age?
I bought it from a well known auction site and the previous owner said that it hadn't been started for 25 years.
I have managed to get it started having re-soldered the fuel pipe and stuck some fuel in, but it needs a couple of bits. It came with a new throttle cable but unfortunately not the old one as the screw adjuster is a different thread (looks metric).
I'm new to mowers but not to restoring machines I have two old Royal Enfields.
I was hoping to make up a throttle cable but cant without the screw adjuster, so where can I buy a cable from?
I also need a drive chain, if anyone can tell me the pitch easily I can source one, if not I'll measure up, again is there a recommended supplier?
I also need a side cover, the side that covered the clutch etc. Are these getable or is there another model that uses the same side cover? Same for the grass box, mine is missing.
Finally a question about the oil/fuel mix. There is a lot on the net about this and I keep finding conflicting views; is it 16:1 and can modern (cheap) two stroke oil be used? or is it SAE30 oil?
What spark plug should it use?
Many thanks and sorry for the questions on a first post.