14 years ago
Sorry if you've heard all this before but I've just bought a Petter twin
cylinder engine dating from the 40s on Ebay (for £56). I've no idea if it
works or anything really. It needs a fuel pipe from the tank to the carb and
a starting handle.
If anyone could shed some light on the engine or point me in the direction
of a place where I could get info from I'd be grateful. The nameplate says
it's a Universal Petrol Engine and the number is F5247. Will I need to get
some leaded petrol for it or will it run on unleaded or LRP? A friend
brought round a selection of starting handles and it takes a standard Petter
one. When we swung it over there seems to be some compression there, about
as much as I'd expect for an agricultural type of engine. We've given it a
coat of Gunk and a wash down and the metal bits a going over with Brasso
(hence the before and after tags on the pictures).