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Post by earlsinclare on Sun Apr 01 2012, 19:30

i've just bought a 1943 petter a, it spent its working life in a milking shed in the dales.
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Post by YorkshireChugger on Sun Apr 01 2012, 20:31

Another one Wink
Nice find and local too.

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Post by earlsinclare on Sun Apr 01 2012, 20:48

i bought it from a bloke in low laithe. not far from you.
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Post by YorkshireChugger on Sun Apr 01 2012, 21:02

Low Laithe, wow. Dangerously near. You should have stopped by for tea and buns hehe. Wink

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Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 02 2012, 07:16


the engine does have a petrol tank, its in the shed. just started to uncover the bodges i will have to overcome, firstly someone has tried to araldite the fuel line into the carb, more to follow as i find them.
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Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 02 2012, 07:45


with tank.
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Post by JONESEY on Mon Apr 02 2012, 08:15

Petter man strikes again, we're do you keep finding them Richard Smile
Looks al complete shame about the exhaust broken they always look nice with the propper one.
Good luck keep us posted.
Thanks for posting photos
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Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 02 2012, 10:06


time to see if it will run.

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Post by stationary stu on Mon Apr 02 2012, 10:50

I see you've sorted the fuel problem, have you found anything else yet?

I was just thinking about you Richard "the Petter man" as I've just won a Petter of ebay only got it because it was cheap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170813937186?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_1413

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Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 02 2012, 11:26

its good when you find them close to home, the cost of collecting them is something you have to think about these days. this engine came from a place called low laithe in nidderdale and only about 15 minutes from my house. what are your plans for you latest purchase.
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Post by stationary stu on Mon Apr 02 2012, 11:35

Not sure yet what I'm going to do with it yet Richard as it was just a stupid bid I put in. I'll see if it's running as the seller states it's not been run for a few years, see what it needs to tidy it up, if it's a lot I'll just leave it for now as I have other engines to do first.
Like you say it's good when there not to far to collect this ones about 20 miles from me, but things never turn out easy bet it's out in the sticks miles from anywhere Laughing Laughing

Richard does it look bigger then the 1.5hp or is it just me Laughing

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Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 02 2012, 11:45

it looks like a 1.5hp or a 3hp. my 5hp has an inbuilt oil pump with oil lines on the outside of the engine, i can't see any oil lines on the picture.
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Post by stationary stu on Mon Apr 02 2012, 11:54

Thanks for that Richard I'll just have to wait and see as I can't make out the engine plate.

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its a runner

Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 02 2012, 16:06

i got the engine running this afternoon, fresh petrol, new plug and the repair of several bodges. the engine fires up a runs well then dips in power and nearly stalls then runs back up to power again. now that i know the engine is a runner i can strip it down and give it a proper rebuild.
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Post by stationary stu on Mon Apr 02 2012, 16:10

Nice one Richard It's always a good feeling to get them running. Looking forward to the pictures.

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off with its head.

Post by earlsinclare on Wed Apr 04 2012, 17:12

took the head of today, everything seems ok. the carb now has a gasket (why do people take them out and not replace them)

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new tap.

Post by earlsinclare on Wed Apr 04 2012, 17:15

ordered two new petrol taps today, the old one was leaky, i don't like leaky taps so a new one it is.
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Post by kevjhnsn on Wed Apr 04 2012, 18:11

well if the tap leeks it money down the field or garage floor
and with my petter A`s, it still holds about 2ltrs of fuel in the tank when theres none getting to the carbs
well it keeps the crap out of the fuel tap filter and fillerbowl longer lol lol
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Post by stationary stu on Thu Apr 05 2012, 10:40

Glad you found nothing amiss Richard, so what next, strip and paint or rebuild?

A leaky tap can also get you into trouble on the rally field if the marshall spots it and after all, we want a peaceful day at the rally so we can relax in the sunshine.

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update.

Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 09 2012, 11:28

a few more jobs done today, the new tap arrived and has been fitted to the carb, the threads being damaged from the araldite meant re cutting them at 1/4bsp so that the tap would fit and the carb top would not be wasted, a leaky tank followed so has been sealed, (i will have to keep an eye out for a spare). with the valves re-cut and a new head gasket made it now runs very well. at sometime in the past the engine has been repainted, so i think a repaint will be on the jobs to do list.
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Post by stationary stu on Thu Apr 12 2012, 13:29

Richard I managed to collect the Petter A1 I won on ebay yesterday. I haven't looked at it properly but I think it's a 5hp but can't make the plate out very well, so I need to see if I can clean it up and get it in a good light to check it properly and get the engine number.
As far as I can see the only damage is a big dent in the petrol tank so that will need replacing. I am happy with it as it came with a starting handle and a flat belt pulley so them alone are worth what I paid for the engine. Wink

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Post by Foden on Thu Apr 12 2012, 13:45

I believe that the 5HP models had the same bottom end as the PAZ1 diesels Stu, they had an oil pump and external oil pipework.

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Post by earlsinclare on Thu Apr 12 2012, 16:47

the bottom end is the same as a paz1. the pipework is on the outside of the engine.
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my 5hp petter.

Post by earlsinclare on Thu Apr 12 2012, 16:56


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Post by stationary stu on Fri Apr 13 2012, 10:25

Thanks for the info guys I'll have a look and see if it has the external pipes. Are the 5hp very common or did most people go for the diesel Petter when it was the bigger hp? I'd like to find out some history on this engine as the area I picked it up is agricultural yet it also a small but busy fishing town 2 miles away so it might have some interesting history.

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