I've been contacted by an enthusiast who's having a bit of trouble getting a late-1960s Atco 20" heavy weight model started. It's complete but has been stored for many years.
Apart from general advice to check and clean the carb and mag, is there anything else he should be looking for? I suspect it's going to be a fairly simple fix, even if that means a new condenser or coil.
There is a small brass button on the side of the magneto. Once the mower is running is this the short-out button to stop the engine?
The bigger problem is that the original kick-start pedal is snapped in too and the enquirer does not believe it can be easily welded. That may be so but can anyone offer any advice? Even better, does anyone have a spare one handy?
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