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Old 26-11-17, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hi dose anyone know if any parts from say the petter A1 can be used on a petter A? I'm finding that petter A1 parts are a lot easier to come across than petter A parts. Also any tips for getting rusty studs out would be much appreciated

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Old 26-11-17, 07:09 PM   #2
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Hi dose anyone know if any parts from say the petter A1 can be used on a petter A? I'm finding that petter A1 parts are a lot easier to come across than petter A parts. Also any tips for getting rusty studs out would be much appreciated

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Hi Noah,

To be honest, not many transfer across, the head might, but cowlings are different, as is the manifold (their are a few variations, of parallel and vectored outlets, different carb mounting centres etc.

Rusty studs can be eased out with a 50:50 mix of ATF and Acetone, it is one of the best anti-seizers. otherwise, traditional methods like heating the outer component of the bolted joint (so that the component expands outward from the seized stud etc).

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Ok thank you Paul I will remember that and you wouldn't happen to know of somewhere that sold parts for the petter A parts?

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Ok thank you Paul I will remember that and you wouldn't happen to know of somewhere that sold parts for the petter A parts?

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eBay is a good start, alternatively, a wanted AD on here, or in the stationary engine magazine.

List up what you are after and people will almost certainly help if they can.

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Old 26-11-17, 09:05 PM   #5
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You haven't given us any clue about what parts you think you need! There isn't a parts supplier for 70 year old Petters, but you occasionally get lucky on ebay. Things like piston rings might be sourced from 3rd party suppliers, some parts (like fuel tanks) can be made and others (like magnetos) can be renovated - at a price.

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Ok thank you my magneto has a bit of a crack in the case, I need cap for the fuel tank, a starting handle and spark plug as well as some other little things
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Ok thank you my magneto has a bit of a crack in the case, I need cap for the fuel tank, a starting handle and spark plug as well as some other little things
Hi Noah,

Spark plug is simple enough, A's and A1's are very tolerant to plug types/makes, 1/2" long thread, some of them use a 14mm thread (mostly A1's), others 18mm. too long a plug will bottom out on the valves/head.

Starting handle I may have something suitable (if I can find time to look first), and A1 handle certainly won't fit in this case, unless you decide to crank from the flywheel end, Fuel tank cap will depend on which type tank you have, so you'll need to upload a pic of the tank.

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Thank you Paul I will upload a picture a soon as I can :)
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Here is the fuel tank, I don't know if this is useful?
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Yep, very useful, it is the same style tank as the A1, for a fuel cap should be easy enough, you can even use one from the Petter AA1-AD1 range (but only when they are fitted with a steel tank, the plastic type uses a different cap).

Again, I may have one, I will have a look at the weekend if I can find time between looking after the small boy, and welding the landrover.

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