This is my first post on the forum and have just joined the club. I managed to find quite a nice if rather scruffy Ransomes mower and after some servicing with the ignition, a change of oil and carb clean it has sprung back to life after many years of neglect. On reassembling the fan cowell I have found that the thread is damaged for the bolt that secures the spark plug earth strap. I am based in the Bournemouth area and would like to know if anyone knows where I could hire, borrow or buy a suitable thread repair kit for the 5/16 18G thread as I cant find anyone who stocks them. Is the cylinder barrel cast iron or some alloy?
I am looking forward to completing the renovation in time for spring! Many thanks