Restoring a Flymo Professional Precision 50 Cylinder Mower

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Restoring a Flymo Professional Precision 50 Cylinder Mower

Hello,

I am currently restoring a Precision 50 Cylinder mower, There is little to no information on the Internet regarding this lawn mower and Flymo don't even recognise this as a product they used to produce. I am looking to replace the clutch as it has been slipping,

attached are several pictures and measurements regarding this part, I cannot find any equivalent parts online or when discussing this with lawn mower repair engineers.

As you can see the clutch shoes are not shoes as such the whole friction pad is made from Clutch material (I am assuming asbestos) 

 

I am wondering if anyone had any advice, parts or contacts for somebody who could resolve this, I would also like to know if any ex Flymo employees may have the labels for the Flymo Professional precision 50, the original labeling damaged anyway was removed when I stripped the paint and rust. I have re-sprayed with Hitachi Orange which is pretty close to original colour   

I have attached an image of the lawnmower from the Internet mine is currently spread across my kitchen floor I was foolish not taking pictures whilst disassembling it 

If anyone can help this will be massively appreciated, I just dont want to end up with the worlds smartest looking lawnmower that does not work correctly :)

 

Regards

Ben Simmonds 

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A couple of images of the

A couple of images of the whole mower will help and if it has a Briggs and Stratton motor, the Model, Type and Code numbers off the blower housing. The Code number will date it.

The probable reason that Flymo don't recognise it is almost certainly that they did not manufacture it themselves, but just bought it in and marketed it in their livery.

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Sure, Thanks for the quick

Sure, Thanks for the quick response,

Its a Briggs and Stratton 3.5HP Model Number 80212 Type 8138-02 Code  81122301

I have successfully re-built the engine and am due to test soon

Bits I have repaired/replaced on mower:

Sharpened Blades, Replaced Bearings for blade and drive shaft, New throttle lever, Sorted out height adjustment, 

It wasn't in very good shape at all I did find it outside in a property I was renting and got it running then, about 5 years ago but thought I would overhaul the whole thing now. I am so close to getting it done, Ive had to buy a cheap push one for now to keep me going, 

I don't have any pictures of my particular mower, apart from the ones shown below that are bits of it in various places in my house however I have found a few online and hopefully should be ok 

Regards

bsimmonds

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I don't think that Flymo were

I don't think that Flymo were trying very hard - if at all!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/isdl149wojt6sgs/Flymo%20cylinder%20mowers%20%2...

Re your comment about asbestos - wise to be aware but with a build date of around 1980 you should be safe , but...........

May be worth contacting Jon Cruse at the Hailsham Mower Centre with a parts enquiry. He specialises in old stock parts.

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Haha, all they care about now

Haha, all they care about now is their robot mower!

Thanks for the user manual that will really help when reassembling, Shall contact Jon about the clutch.

Thanks will keep you posted