I know this is a little off-topic, but I thought I'd ask here as there
is so much more activity in this group than sci.engr.mech.
A while back I mentioned that I'm trying to fix my Ransomes Marquis
mower. I think the Clinton engine is pretty well banjaxed - I can see
the piston wobble quite noticeably when I press on it with my finger,
and the recoil start is dodgy - so I think the best solution is a new
engine. I'm not even sure the Clinton engine was the original, as all
the other examples I've seen are fitted with BSA engines.
Anyway, I found this engine on eBay and wondered what people think of it?
It looks very similar to a Honda, but I'm not sure if it's any good. Do
Loncin have a reputation or is it junk? From a few engines I've seen
recently I've started to think that small air-cooled engines are
becoming a commodity and they're all much of a muchness. Briggs and
Stratton still have a name and I've been happy with their engines in the
past, but they'll cost a bit more. I'm also not sure what to think about
the electronic ignition on the Loncin. What do people think?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
17 years ago