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Old 23-04-17, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default In field modification

Today I went for a look around the East of England Vintage Tractor show at the Norfolk showground, good selection of engines to be seen and one in particular caught my eye.
It's a Petter M of the pear top with a rather clever "field modification" in that it's had a whole top half of the hopper fabricated and welded on, along with a chain drive magneto.
Talking about it to the owner and he was saying it was a very old repair done by local firm Panks Engineers in Norwich.
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Old 23-04-17, 02:52 PM   #2
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thats fascinating Rob, the mag drive is a tidy arrangement

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Old 23-04-17, 03:08 PM   #3
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Very! The owner had made a new bracket for the mag to replace one already made but for a 2 bolt mag so probably an earlier Lucas or something like that. The chain drive was done when the hopper was repaired apparently. Be interesting to know what actually happened to it in the first place.
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Interesting pics and great period repair. Was there a serial no. of the engine available, could potentially look it up in the IF archives...

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Old 23-04-17, 10:39 PM   #5
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Not that I could see Dave, has got a date stamp on the Panks Engineers plate of 1.8.42 so guess that's when it was done.
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