Finally, I've just started the restoration of a ransomes AJAX MK5 mower which has been waiting for me to spend some time on her.
The story goes back to 5 days before christmas when I received an interesting email through our local freecycle network saying "hand mower free to good home". So, I called the chap offering the mower and all the basic questions I asked, he had no clue of... Make, model, etc.
So I took a punt on it. offered him fuel costs of £4 as he was in the local area.
anyway... next day, the mower arrives on the drive and it's starting to snow. Now, me being a blind restorer, I had the chance, in front of the guy, to feel the mower to check it's condition. There was me thinking it was a qualcast panther from the 80's etc. NOPE!
in decent condition, ransomes AJAX MK5. I've struck gold.
OK it's been some time, about a month back, due to time constraints, hospital visits, etc, I finally balanced and refurbed the front wooden rollers. Today, whilst good weather was on my side, I stripped the entire mower bare. So, tomorrow, the plan is to get the cylinder ground, knife ground, bearings replaced, etc at the same time.
Here's where I could use some help.
Firstly, colours. Of course, the blade is being finished in royal red. What colour green and silver would do best? My nearest spray paint stockist is Halfords so don't want to be ordering online for paints, etc. Any paint recommendations or names for me to use would be great.
Also and most importantly. the decal / transfer for the ransomes AJAX on the grass box, etc.
where can I get this from, or does anyone have the transfer as a graphic file I could take to my local film printers who could print the transfer?
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