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#112326 21/06/21 04:21 PM
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G/Day All.
Finally got my Scott Bonnar 35 looking a lot better than when I acquired it. Just waiting on the muffler to be repaired.

Cheers.
Mops Mowers.

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G'day MM
The Model 35, for me, captured the essence of the utility mower.
It improved on the Victa Model 4 design by adding a safer, skirted base.

Like Victa, SB was bold enough to make its own engine for purpose.
Unlike Victa, SB never saw those wild production numbers.

Nonetheless, I feel the Model 35 was an improvement on the
utility idea, but better - and safer - than the Victa utes of the day.

Your restoration seems to be pretty close to HT6's resto of a
decade ago. LINK: https://www.outdoorking-forum.com.au/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/34477/scott-bonnar-35.html

That would be a credit for detail - including getting the colours 'right'.
You seem to both agree as to that.

The 'trip release' starter makes this an early 1960s model.

I note you have used some different fasteners - like 'Dome Nuts'
on the chassis - and I guess plastic cable ties are a sensible exception.

I love what you have done here. smile

Do you have any advise to some folks being 'stickler' restorers?
Does every thing have to be so 'correct'?

Cheers
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Jack

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G/Day Jack.
Thanks for your reply. When it comes to a restoration project, you would like to have it as close to original as you can. Make sure all the parts needed for the project are available, a great way do this is either by word of mouth, or on the internet. Join a forum the people in these clubs are always willing to help if they can.
Cheers.
Maurice.

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hey Maurice, your 35 is looking great, where did you source rings for it from ?

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Our neighbours from across the street in the 80s had a later SB side throw with white Briggs vertical pull circa early 70s. We used to sneer and joke at it's basic looks but came away impressed when I started it up and had a go. Cut so cleanly and started first pull every time. Loved how it shot a cloud of clippings with gusto.

It was the first Briggs, Scotty and side throw mower I experienced all at once.
Nice seeing one getting a makeover here. That looks so smart all done up for the ball. Particularly like that dark green.
Now you have to cut grass with it though!

Is that Scott's own 2 stroke engine?

Last edited by Mowerfreak; 26/09/21 11:33 PM. Reason: Tweaked words. Added question.

Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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G/ Day Barry & MF, sorry for the late reply, but I have been off line for the last 7mths. Yes MF it is Scott' s own engine. And Barry when I get a chance I will let you know where I purchased the rings from.
Cheers.
Maurice.


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