I was able to complete The Battle at Clovelly with only minor casualties. However the Victor Lawnmower developed some issues.

The zip starter cord broke.

I started by dissassembly of the Victor. Removal of the top cover.

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Then removal of the inner cover.

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Allowed access for removal of the Zip Starter.

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Three Screws removes the Zip Start.

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So I repaired that. A task in itself.

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Now check the Zip Start.. Works!! You Beauty!!

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While I had the Victor apart I decided to investigate a loud noise that had developed. The noise worried me. Definately a metal on metal sound that seemed to vanish when the engine revs increased.

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So at the end of the initial cut of The Battle at Clovelly I decided to take the Victor Lawnmower apart to see if I could find out what was going wrong.

Well I found out what the metal on metal sound was. The decompression device had vibrated itself into two pieces. :(

First of all I thought that a simple circlip would fix the decompression device. However after looking into it more deeply. I have now come to the conclusion that a replacement unit would be a better option.

There are just too many pieces to this device… As you can see..

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So on Wednesday the 5th December, when I next go to Millicent I will get a replacement. A price of $28 has been quoted.














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