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Alloy base Victa and Masport mowers @ $10 each - there may or may not be catchers on the pile that fit these!

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And this one 'followed me home' for $40;

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Onga Model 350 firefighter, with Briggs I/C 13ci 5HP Oil Alert engine, 1990 vintage.


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Hi Gadge,
They have realistic prices always there, just too far for me to drive these days

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G'day NormK and Gadge,
$10 is very good, even with catchers missing. Massey has a premium engine there.
The best tip shop is the kerb during a collection.
I wonder if the fire pump can get going.

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Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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G'day MF,
Originally Posted by Mowerfreak
I wonder if the fire pump can get going.
For some reason it had a Champion UJ-12 plug in it, so I'll replace that with the correct NGK type, and see if it will kick over. Oil is quite dirty; but it's at the correct level, and the engine turns over freely. These I/C Briggs sidewhackers are a really tough engine.
Edit: a look at the parts list reveals that as well as the cast iron cylinder liner, this one also has ball main crankshaft bearings!

It'll be getting a full overhaul anyway, before it goes to its new home, with a good friend who lives on a small acreage, over at Narracan.

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Originally Posted by Gadge
G'day MF,

It'll be getting a full overhaul anyway, before it goes to its new home, with a good friend who lives on a small acreage,
I hope that includes paint. Let us know how it goes.


Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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G'day MF,
Originally Posted by Mowerfreak
I hope that includes paint. Let us know how it goes.
I won't go overboard on a 'full resto'. Probably just mask up the cowling decals, and shoot a coat of acrylic clear over the existing paint, if it cleans up OK.

The fuel in this one was very dark in colour, but didn't smell 'stale'. Anyway, I sucked it all out , and ran it through a filter, into my parts washing fluid drum!

Update: We have a runner! New, correctly gapped NGK BR2LM spark plug, and a fill of fresh BP 95 Premium; half a dozen pulls to prime the Pulsa-Jet carby, and away she went. Idles nicely, too.

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