I have an old mower to repair for a friend, it turned out to be a damaged piston, but the only references to the JLO engine, that I can find in the internet are from Canada and the USA and then they were used in snow mobiles!
Does anyone know of a Company in UK that can supply replacement pistons and rings to a pattern or sample. This is all that is required as the rest of the engine is quite good and the cast iron bore has not been damaged. The alloy head is peppered with broken piston ring bits, but is still useable.
The engine concerned is aType L252L made in Germany - probably in the60's or 70's and is a 247 cc two stroke, with the crank mounted vertically to drive a rotary cutter and having a separate drive to the tyres of two of the 4 rear wheels.
Any leads will be welcome. Thanks a lot George.