Not knocking it, and I'm sure you have your reasons, but I'm just a little surprised that anyone would consider a mid-70's Merry Tiller worthy of restoration to that degree? Now, I like old machinery of any type - I've had vintage motorbikes before (my father currently has a 40's ex-Military Indian Scout), I've had numerous classic cars, and I've got a 1926 Rudge Whitworth Gentleman's All-weather bike - but surely, mid-70's Tillers are commonplace - there are far earlier machines around for which restoration would be more apt?
Nevertheless, good luck to you, and I hope you find your decals. In the meantime, should I be buying up said machines as an investment? Or perhaps setting about restoring my mid-60's Clinton-engined Merry Tiller Professional - which I'm told on here is a bit rare? :blink: