thanks for adding me to this group. I took a quick look to see if this subject has been covered before but if I’ve missed something please just let me know a link.
Ive just bought a rather nice Ransomes Mastiff mkII 30” with a MAG 1045 engine and the clamshell type of front opening grass box. Unfortunately the entire linkage to open the front is missing so if anyone has a source for parts or good pictures and measurements of theirs, I’d be pleased to hear. If there’s a 36” linkage out there I could certainly get that narrowed to fit. Otherwise any advice most welcome.
I also have a 36” mastiff which I think started life with a JAP engine as it has a cutout in the side plate for the starting handle. It’s been fitted with a MAG 1045 but there’s no spark. I haven’t taken it apart yet but if it needs a coil, that looks like an expensive fix. Has anyone used the points and a battery and coil to get the spark going on one of these engines? You’ll see I’m not really aiming for concours, but function!