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    Posted: 25 Aug 2012 at 4:11pm
Merry Tiller, that is, I bought it at Graham Singers Auction today at Great Somerford. It is in good nick, even having the original silencer and Vee-plex pulley. As far as my stable goes it is the missing link. My old one is 1958 - 61, this one is 1962 - 66, my other one is 1966 -72. Cost 50.
I also bought a Hayterette (cast alloy deck) in good condition lotted with another B & S Merry Tiller Engine, all there with a Vee-plex pulley. The lot was knocked down to me for 20, a young lad had bid against me so I asked him if he wanted the mower, he said that was what he wanted so I offered it to him for a tenner. He then sort of shuffled off and an older man said he'd have it for a tenner, so he got it! I think the whole deal took 30 seconds, shortest time I have owned anything!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 25 Aug 2012 at 4:26pm
Good bit of haggling mr haggle, your good lady will be so pleased !!

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 25 Aug 2012 at 5:14pm
Well she's fairly pleased....
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 27 Aug 2012 at 8:18pm
Pictures of my latest find....











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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 27 Aug 2012 at 8:21pm
Tidy looking machine mr haggle, looks like that could still do a good days graft...

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 27 Aug 2012 at 8:45pm
It's dated 1965 on the engine and it's in the best condition I've seen for some time. It has a V-plex pulley and so does the other engine (1963) I've got....
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 8:17pm
So the B&S I have got on that Tarpen set is earlier then, as it has B&S stamped into the cowling ??
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 8:52pm
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So the B&S I have got on that Tarpen set is earlier then, as it has B&S stamped into the cowling ??


Yes, Paul and the round air filter....


This is a page from the 1961 catalogue, showing the earlier engine, there is a diamond shaped transfer over the curve of the cowling..
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 8:54pm
Sorry that did not come out well, I'll edit the picture....

Well I suppose that's a bit better, my older MT would have either had that early engine or a Suffolk Punch. I think it had several in its time as there are extra holes in the chassis....
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 9:09pm
Thanks mr haggle, thats a help with dating my engine

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 9:36pm
Briggs engine numbers:-
My 1963 engine is 80302-0154-01-6312033 it's on the blower housing just behind the aircleaner. If you want a manual and parts list you need to quote 12 digits up to the 01, as you've only got eleven you'll have to put a leading zero in, so (0)80302-0154-01, in my case, with dashes in between. Then the 01 on the end may not work so use 99 instead. The date is on the last bit -6312033, which I read as 3-12-63, and it was built on production line 3.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 9:44pm
I will have a look and see if I can find a number on it, many thanks

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Quote lauber1 Replybullet Posted: 29 Aug 2012 at 7:23am
Not to start a debate, but the air cleaner on your merry tiller is ussally found only on a suction type carb. Almost all the them here used the oil bath similar to the 61' picture. I have a 2 3/4hp engine from the same time frame with a suction carb and the same aircleaner unit. I'll try and get you a picture tomorrow when its light outside, if your interested.
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Quote wristpin Replybullet Posted: 29 Aug 2012 at 9:35pm
Originally posted by lauber1

Not to start a debate, but the air cleaner on your merry tiller is ussally found only on a suction type carb. Almost all the them here used the oil bath similar to the 61' picture. I have a 2 3/4hp engine from the same time frame with a suction carb and the same aircleaner unit. I'll try and get you a picture tomorrow when its light outside, if your interested.


No debate needed  - that air cleaner was an option for that model and type of engine. Just checked on BS eParts. Part number 796766.
Seen plenty like it on Merry Tillers.
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 29 Aug 2012 at 11:46pm
In the parts list for B&S models 80300 to 80499 and 81300 to 81499 foam air filter ref. no. 536 is listed for the float carb. in addition to the other types. I would think that Wolseley specified the foam one....
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Quote sprayerman Replybullet Posted: 30 Aug 2012 at 12:53pm
Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 25 Aug 2012 at 5:14pm
Well she's fairly pleased....
Fairly - that is one of those words that can have so many meanings together with intensity of the meaning - in the context of someone being fairly pleased, is that fairly pleased its only one more etc.
 
Never mind  - at least you have another good looking machine - and that is the important thing!
 
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 30 Aug 2012 at 1:48pm
I wonder if I'll ever see an Allman Merryspray or Wolseley's own sprayer for it....
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 30 Aug 2012 at 6:48pm
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I wonder if I'll ever see an Allman Merryspray or Wolseley's own sprayer for it....
i am sure you will,you seem to be lucky finding things. oh by the way i think that your milk has gone off in the jug near the new tiller
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 1:50pm
[QUOTE=will_haggle] Merry Tiller, that is, I bought it at Graham Singers Auction today at Great Somerford. It is in good nick, even having the original silencer and Vee-plex pulley. As far as my stable goes it is the missing link. My old one is 1958 - 61, this one is 1962 - 66, my other one is 1966 -72. Cost 50. I also bought a Hayterette (cast alloy deck) in good condition lotted with another B & S Merry Tiller Engine, all there with a Vee-plex pulley. The lot was knocked down to me for 20, a young lad had bid against me so I asked him if he wanted the mower, he said that was what he wanted so I offered it to him for a tenner. He then sort of shuffled off and an older man said he'd have it for a tenner, so he got it! I think the whole deal took 30 seconds, shortest time I have owned anything!
Here are some more pictures from that sale...


My new MT, 1965...


Merry Tiller engine and the Hayterette mower, which I owned for all of 30 seconds...



It's a big Graveley with a Kohler engine made 240...


Merry Tiller Titan, restored....


Landmaster 88 also restored, no prices on these as they were late....
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Quote plonker Replybullet Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 4:09pm
Congratulations on adding to your Merry Tiller collection, I recently bought a Titan GT as I always fancied the gear box and the double pulley of the TITAN, My other Merry Tiller is the SPARTON, which was about the last of the line, when you compare the Titan and the Sparton side by side, you realise what a sturdy machine the Sparton is, much beefier, and with bigger tubes than the Titan, I would have liked to have "Grafted" the Titan GT chaincase and gearbox to the Spartons frame, but its a no go, because of the welded handlebar supports, so I shall "Tart up" the Titan and use that, and sell the Sparton,   a good machine that.
P.S. interesting comment about the Hayter mower, saw one lasdt week at a car boot sale, the chap had restored it, and done a fantastic job, it looked straight out of the showroom, but he was asking 110.00 for it ! imagine asking that at a car boot! people have funny ideas about price.
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 20 Sep 2012 at 10:42pm
I did the points and added some petrol today and it started OK. Throttle is a bit sticky but should ease off with use. Now to have a go at the Clinton engined one....
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