Many thanks for the information on the age. How is it possible to determine the age of the ride-a-matic's, is it a combination of the shape and colour?
I don't think the 1961 ride-a-matic will take a lot to remove the extra metal added and weld up the holes in the frame and fenders.
The 1962 ride-a-matic was fitted with a Honda engine by a previous owner but I do have the original Kohler to go back in. The Kohler has a broken flywheel and missing coil, so I need to locate replacements. It works well with the Honda, just looks odd. I think the difficult bit with the 1962 is not shown in the picture. I think a PO has removed the majority of the hitch parts and installed what looks like a Land Rover towing bracket. Should this have the same hitch parts as the 1961 and if so are they hard to locate?
For me the hard bit is knowing exactly what it they should look like as the only two ride-a-matic's I have ever seen in the UK I now own. I suspect that they are both missing small items that could easily be made if I knew what they looked like.
I need new belts for my 1962 machine. Does anyone know what size they should be and the best place to locate them?