I have bought a 1934 1.5 hp Petter M (you remember, the one on Ebay with the
serial no plate held on with cross head screws yuk!).
Anyway, more out of interest, I mailed him to find out what he really wanted
for it and it transpired that the guy put a reserve of £350 on it, and it
only reached £226. He was going to offer it to the highest bidder but....it
would not start anymore. Seems it runs for a couple of minutes, and then
stops. He messed around, could not fix it and gave up.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I made him an offer, as it stood, and he
accepted. So, I get it home, and it starts, and runs for a couple of
minutes, perfectly (weakening it off gives the usual pops and bangs that the
public likes) and then just stops.... just like turning the mixture screw
shut or shorting the plug lead.
It has a spark, timing OK. and I have stripped the carb, cleaned everything
I can find and it starts and runs again....and then stops. I have gad the
air plate off the crankcase and it looks OK, I have had the "fuel pump"
plate off, checked it and it seems OK.
I have run out of ideas guys so, anyone got any suggestions?
18 years ago