Engine identification

Discussion in 'Identification' started by Eastblock, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Eastblock

    Eastblock New Member

    I just collected this Atco mower. Can anyone identify the engine for me - can't find any name on it.

  2. matth

    matth New Member

    t'is a suffolk iron foundry engine, side valve, 75cc, but dont know what the actual models called, they have an air vane govenor if i remember rightly, and CAREFUL WHEN YOU TAKE THE FLYWHEEL OFF, THE NUT IS LEFT HAND THREAD (UNSCREWS CLOCKWISE)
  3. Eastblock

    Eastblock New Member

    Many thanks! :D
  4. Eastblock

    Eastblock New Member

    I was outside fiddling with it and it has a spark and good compression so should be a runner. Carb is off for a good clean. Not bad for the cost of the petrol to collect it.
  5. matth

    matth New Member

    its like a briggs and stratton but better
    and like a villiers but not as good, i havent had mine running
  6. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member


    Made in Stowmarket by suffolk lawnmowers who I believe where taken over by ATCO and still exist but now called ATCO-Qualcast Bosch Lawnmowers, your mower looks like what would have been the Suffolk Colt lawn mower before ATCO took over. Original colours where Orangy red and grey but ATCO change this to green which is their brand colour.

    Martin P
  7. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

    Hi Martin,
    Suffolk sold engines to ATCO and others before the takeover. The mower is not a Suffolk Punch/Colt as it has a manual clutch rather than a centrifugal item. Loads of info for the budding mower enthusiast here:



    PS - Thanks to Roland for the pun ;-)
  8. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Silly me should have looked at the other pictures, I know about the website a friend of mine created it and originally formed the club.

    What pun of Rolands!

    Martin P
  9. shorty

    shorty New Member

    HI shorty here been looking at the picks of the suffolk engine . when ajusting the carb do not tighton the fuel screw down tight thats the one in the side of flote chamber as the point can brake off. and removing it is just about impossible
  10. PetterDoug

    PetterDoug New Member

    Lovely engines!

    My parents' mower had this engine. It was a green Qualcast I believe, from about 1960. It had the same exhaust and throttle lever as the one in the YouTube video (not mine) below.


    Sadly my dad chucked the mower into the skip, when he replaced it with a Flymo. I loved that old mower, and the one chore as a kid that I would always volunteer for was to cut the grass!


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