Petter 1.5hp M type 

Petter Acorn top 1.5hp
no.6131


Purchased as a pile of parts from a local furniture auction back in January 2013.

The stripdown


Seeing as it was bought as a basket case there wasn't really much to strip down.

The crankcase and remaining components were dissmantled and fount to be in serviceable condition. With only a few fixings found to be missing.

 

The rebuild


After building a suitable trolley the rebuild could begin.

As you can see the magneto drive is not the usual Petter arrangement.

From the serial number and color of the engine i have conluded that this was originally fitted with a Wico EK magneto. When this failed in service it was replaced with this chain drive arrangement.

It was decided to retain this as part of the engines history.

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