Re: Qualcast 43s just dies when hot!
Thanks again Clive,
Good point on the Asbestos.
My 1963 12" Suffolk is indeed way better made than the 35s, it stands out a mile. Those machines were made when quality came before price and Britain was "Great".
Thanks again, greatly appreciated.
Asbestos is one thing...but I do always worry about the clutch fly out situation....hence the main cautionary note.
The older mowers were exported all over the world. The older version of this forum was once nearly overtaken by mower enquiries a few years ago
Name a country and there was an enquiry from there..as local support for the type was disappearing.
Some of these mowers had specific variations to suit regulations in a specific country and slightly different names in some countries.
Perhaps the Punch name could have been misread.?
Punch to drink, Punch on the nose, Hammer and Punch, Suffolk Punch a draught Horse..
So I think Super Colt became Super 12" and Super Punch became Super 14". I think in Australia the Suffolk Punch 17" may have been the Qualcast Admiral.??
On the cowling of the cast iron engines of the Super Colt/Punch there are two holes on the side near the carb'. This one puzzled me until I saw I think a German? export mower ..the holes were used to locate a proper stop switch rather than earth strip to plug top.
I think a European export model of 1970s Super Colt/Punch used a toothed belt rather than a chain drive. I think this idea came in on UK models later only at the very end of that chassis type on the last S.
So you have plenty of variations to collect..