For Sale Petter Twin Cylinder

Before I sling it out on EvilBay does anyone want to buy my Petter .
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I think it's a P2 is it or a universal petrol engine as it says on the name
plate. I've cleaned all the muck out of the carb and the fuel tank but
there's no spark at the plugs. I just haven't got the time to deal with it
now. It comes complete with a little truck to wheel it around on but without
a starting handle.
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malc
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Silly me, I forgot to say that I'm in Gloucester and no sensible offer refused on the engine. If you look back in the newsgroup records you'll find that I paid £56 for it.
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malc
Erm, this looks to me more like a PU8 than a P4. What do others think?
No spark will inhibit the price as magnetos cost around £50 for a working example. You could just try cleaning the points off the engine & seeing what you get then.
regards,
Kim Siddorn
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Kim Siddorn
As usual you are on the button Kim, a PU8 is what it is.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
I bow to your greater knowledge
Like I said I really don't have the time (or the space or a workshop with a light). I have cleaned the points but I suspect it's down to the connection between the magneto and the spark plug leads.
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malc
Well, you see, the PU2 (the flat air cooled single) & its brother the PU4 (which is a flat twin) are mid thirties, fairly frugal & fetch about £150 in good order. The later PU8 was made in some numbers in the war, have had a pretty good survival rate - there was a batch of bran new old stock ones for sale this year! - have a deserved reputation for being thirsty brutes and fetch around fifty quid in the order that yours is in.
It's surprising how many PU8's there are about. I bet there are several lurking on this list - indeed, I have one in running order but as it saw off five gallons of unleaded on the one day I took it for a walk to an event, it's never been out the door since!
None of this is much comfort to you I'm afraid Malc, but if you can get a spark at the plug, Ebay will probably move it into someone else's workshop for you.
regards,
Kim Siddorn XBR500 etc, etc.
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Kim Siddorn
Too bad you are in Gloucester or I would be interested in the engine - I like flat twins. However with todays high petrol cost it would cost me =A330 in petrol to collect. That is something that needs to be taken into account these days. I recently found a Lister engine that I really liked but again the cost to collect was out of proportion with the value of the engine. Nice engines hardly ever turn up close to where I live (near Luton).
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