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 I wouldn't be surprised if member earthegrinder knows .
Posted November 19, 2017 - 12:48 AM
Edited by jimmy G, November 19, 2017 - 02:18 AM.
Posted November 19, 2017 - 06:49 AM
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
Posted November 19, 2017 - 07:15 AM
Edited by The Fife Plooman, November 19, 2017 - 07:16 AM.
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.
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
Posted November 20, 2017 - 01:29 AM
Frae the Fife Plooman
Edited by The Fife Plooman, November 20, 2017 - 01:29 AM.
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.
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: