Series 1 Petter AV?

Don't all rush at once, but this looks like a Series 1 AV with the
horizontal injector. and indirect injection. Not a great success and
few of them survive, in fact I only know of one other.
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Philip T-E
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Philip THornton-Evison
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Nice to see an original farm set-up. What date would you put on the AV, Philip?
Regards, Arthur G
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Erm, I think the Series 1 dated from 1948-50. The combustion chamber design was borrowed from the Cub flat twin, which shared the same bore. Apparently it was poor starter, and smoked badly under load. However, the one AV of this type which goes to Welland seems to start without any trouble, and runs just fine. Mind you, it might be a different story on top of a Welsh mountain on a cold winters morning..........
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Philip T-E
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Philip THornton-Evison
They were a sod to start, and yet the Cub engine, fromn whence most of the AV1 Srs1 cylinder head, piston etc came from, was fine.
There are probably very few extant now as most were junked in the 1960's and replaced with the AVA air-cooled models. We have an AV1 series 2 which came back from Portugal on the last trip.
Peter -- Peter A Forbes Prepair Ltd, Luton, UK snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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