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nimbusllama

  • Joined Nov 2010
  • Near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Advice on Allen Scythe please
« on: November 15, 2010, 02:05:20 pm »
I have just purchased one of these, and am not sure what mixture of 2 stroke it would need. It is a Villiers Engine... any ideas please? Many thanks
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RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: Advice on Allen Scythe please
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 04:16:59 pm »
if memory serves me correct, the 2 strokes run on  16.1 mix ...but check before you run it on that , just in case I am wrong  !!!  They did do 4 strokes as well , so make sure it is a 2 stroke . Here is a link that should be handy for you :
 http://www.villiersparts.co.uk/allen.html

Later models were fitted with Kohler engines , never seen one of those fitted though .

 I hope you don't suffer from arthritis !!!! Allen Scythes are real bone shakers , to say the least . Fantastic old things though ...good luck with it .

cheers

Russ

waterhouse

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Re: Advice on Allen Scythe please
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 11:07:06 pm »
Modern two stroke oils can be used at a much lower ratio than the old versions.  Castrol sell oils for old vehicles and offer advice on what to do.

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/subsection.do?categoryId=9014105&contentId=7027417

nimbusllama

  • Joined Nov 2010
  • Near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Re: Advice on Allen Scythe please
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 10:02:22 am »
Many thanks for the advice.... I will keep you posted

 

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