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Old 28-04-13, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Petter A1 retirement.

After having my Petter A1 (engine number 546580) powered Arun saw bench for a number of years I decided to retire the Petter and replace it with a "younger model".



Although the Petter has always been great at what I wanted it to do, never let me down starting wise I always felt it was time I changed it and gave the old girl a rest, after all she is about a 1949 in build so I reckon it's time.



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The Petter is to be replaced with a PAZ as this will bolt on without any changes to the framework (Ha ha!)



The PAZ came from forum member Moorhen40 and runs really sweet all be it very slowly but this was fixed by winding the govener up so now it is at working speed, I also changed the exhaust layout a bit because it is to live outside all the time and I didn't want rain getting in.



Getting the A1 out wasn't hard, the engine comes out easy without moving the cover so it was just a case of unbolting the holding down bolts and out she came, getting the PAZ in....



Not so easy. Framework is too low for the PAZ to sit in without any modifying so I shall be changing this to suit the taller engine, easy enough, just extend the frame up and make a new cover. The crankshaft is longer so will need sorting out aswell, not sure if I will cut it down or cut a hole in the belt cover.



Need a new set of belts and pulleys now as the belts are shot and the pulley on the saw is very badly pitted so new belts wouldn't last to long, job for Bearing boys I think.

Would be nice to get an oil bath cleaner for the PAZ because of the dust but I think it will be fine with the paper element it has now.

Petter A1 running, not bad for a Solex carb!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VybS_KQlOk
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Old 28-04-13, 07:16 PM   #2
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I really like the PAZ1, they are a great little engine. Looks like it came on a nice trolley too.
Diesel smoke and saw dust, lovely!

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Old 28-04-13, 08:34 PM   #3
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Yep they are a good little engine. This is my second PAZ and a lot better runner than my first one, I'm hoping that the diesel smoke and sawdust are as good a combination as the petrol fumes and sawdust!
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Old 28-04-13, 09:21 PM   #4
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Let's hope it smokes less than your Petters !
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Old 28-04-13, 09:44 PM   #5
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The PAZ doesn't!
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Old 30-04-13, 09:31 AM   #6
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Mutter - mutter - mutter... I am NEVER going to get that Arun saw off Rob now !... :)

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Old 30-04-13, 11:39 AM   #7
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As nice as it is to see a perfectly restored engine that has an easy life, it's also nice to see one in its working clothes doing a real job as it was intended. Good old Petter A1 can have a well deserved rest now.

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Old 30-04-13, 06:38 PM   #8
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Mutter - mutter - mutter... I am NEVER going to get that Arun saw off Rob now !... :)

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Sorry Al, think it is here to stay.


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As nice as it is to see a perfectly restored engine that has an easy life, it's also nice to see one in its working clothes doing a real job as it was intended. Good old Petter A1 can have a well deserved rest now.

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I know what you mean John but I think the PAZ will do better on the saw than sitting on a rally field slowly carboning up!

Plus I do have a soft spot for the A1 Petter...
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the paz would take more load wouldnt it
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I'm sure you recently made some derogatory comment about Petter A1's ??
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