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#1 salty OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2017 - 09:20 PM

This found it's way to my shed today. Anyone recognize it?

 

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Posted November 18, 2017 - 06:31 AM

Never saw one like that but it's pretty cool looking  :thumbs:    I wouldn't be surprised if member earthegrinder  knows . 


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Posted November 19, 2017 - 12:48 AM

Looks European, Type of ignition (make) should provide country of origin for search (Bosch German,Lucus U.K. ect.) Carb being slide is most likely motorcycle and "could" be correct if regional match (Lucus coil with Amal carb for example), the tickler carbs go way back so it's old enough, any markings on castings that look like foundry ID might help, that's an odd bird but wouldnt be surprised if earthgrinder knows, if he dosent then all the above and good luck

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Posted November 19, 2017 - 06:49 AM

Hi 

not sure but looks like the remains of a Simar made in Switzerland  if you punch in Simar or Munro tiller may give you some idea

George Munro was the man who imported them to the UK hope  this helps


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Posted November 19, 2017 - 07:15 AM

Hi 

Found some pics it looks like mark 2 made mid fifties to mid sixties hope this helps the colour should be green I think but as usual you use the paint you2 Munro tiller.jpg Munro tiller.jpg


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Posted November 19, 2017 - 08:21 AM

"Found some pics it looks like mark 2 made mid fifties to mid sixties hope this helps"

 

That's a huge help! It's good to see what the cowling and fuel tank would have looked like. Thank you Fife.



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Posted November 19, 2017 - 09:44 AM

I found this on ebayuk.

https://www.ebay.co....u4AAOSwd3dZapV-

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Posted November 19, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Hi This is my Clifford mark 4 1954 totally original hope you like

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Posted November 19, 2017 - 04:25 PM

Hi Salty what you have is in fact a mk1 monrotiller made by George Monro of Waltham Cross England It was powered by a Villiers mk10 engine about 1 hp the pictures that the Fife plooman has put on here is in fact a mk3 which had a different model of engine so the cover would be different and also the tank . Colour would be green hope this helps  


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 01:29 AM

Monro-Tiller-series-2-300x225.jpg Hi another picture at least you now have an idea what it is. have fun restoring

Frae the Fife Plooman


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for the help. I'll see what I can do to make it look more original, and hopefully get it running. A gentleman on the Vintage Horticultural and Garden Machinery Club's board may be able to supply a manual. Fingers crossed.



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Posted December 07, 2017 - 02:34 PM

Some progress. The ignition backing plate is badly broken but I got it glued together temporarily to see how far I could get before focusing on finding a replacement. No throttle cable and I haven't been through the carb yet. But some gas down the plug hole and:

 






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