Petter A1 Stationary engine.

  1. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    @doubleboost oil drain extension painted...

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    I found a ¾" BSF bolt to tidy up the end of the crankshaft...

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    A few photo's of the finished engine...

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    Been there, done that, even got the Tee shirt :laughing:

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  2. doubleboost

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  3. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Love these old engines. I would have put a couple of flats on the drain extension so you could hold it with a spanner when removing the plug, so it didn't screw out of the crankcase.
     
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  4. Robotstar5

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    I put Loctite 542 on the threads where it screws into the sump so I'm hoping the taper plug will undo before the Loctite, just have to keep an eye on it :thumbup:
     
  5. Morrisman

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    Looks like the holes were drilled on the skunt more than the bolts bending. :confused:
     
  6. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    More likely it's a soft wood so the bolts are ripping through the wood?, would have helped using a single piece for the axle.
     
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    :D No ..................... I've been retired for 25 years ( got harshly crippled aged 44 never worked seriously since ).
     
  8. DAPPH

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    Good next project if you have a working engine is a belt driven genny on another small trailer that can be attached with shafts so you can keep the belting tensions correct.
    I'd have done exactly that but with a trailered big twin cylinder lister and directly hung a 4 kva genny on the back end of it incase of power cuts or for working at sites where there is no power .
     
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  10. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Got it running today, well for about 10 minutes anyway :( looking at the sediment in the filter bowl it's probably a blocked jet so carb strip down time.

     
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  11. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    Won't be very good on fuel and if it doesn't have a governor any frequency critical gear will go up in smoke
     
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  12. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    I got the A1 belted up to the Climax pump today, just got to do a bit of fine tuning to get the belt running central

     
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  13. selectedgrub

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    Beautiful.
     
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  14. ian price Member

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    That is a great restoration on that old Petter, when I was in my mid teens I worked for a woodyard, Bailey & whites, they use to be on commercial road in Portsmouth, they also had a small yard up in hilsea and about 4 of us were sent up there to work for about 6 months, I used to drive one similar to the pic, it was great, wish I had it now, lister engine. great work on the trolly as well, that last one looks like my surf after the suspension lift:laughing:.
     
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  15. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Auto trucks are still popular at the shows...

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    and if you're going to have a "fire appliance" at the Lister factory, why not use one of your own products :laughing:

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  16. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    Up until quite recently, Gloucester Cathedral used a Lister truck around the grounds, may still do but haven’t seen it for a while
     
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