Thoroughly enjoying being a new member of OLC and wish it had been around forty years ago to help with my battles with various mowers of yesteryear.
I am having a frustrating time getting an Atco B24 performing as it should. Repaired a leaking float on the Tecumseh engine with almost forgotten soldering skills. Made new brackets for roller seat. Cylinder appears in very good shape and cuts paper all the way across.
Engine running well and roller pulls powerfully. Unfortunately cutting cylinder not engaging.
Following the excellent advice on this forum I removed double sprocket and corresponding dog clutch which appeared damaged. Refashioned and filed into shape and hey presto all good.....for a couple of hours.
Having looked through forum several posts emphasing need for this to be set up properly which I thought I had.
The cylinder seems to have very little wear but I can move it laterally about 1/8 inch. Is it possible this lateral movement is causing the problem with the cylinder drive or is it all to do with the set up of the engagement of the clutch dog.
I may have access to a used double sprocket and corresponding "cog" but don't want to fit it and wreck it if the cylinder bearings are the cause.
I will try and up load images separately.
Looking forward to coming to a rally when that becomes possible.
Thank you in anticipation