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Anyone heard of Peterson engines?


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Old 01-07-2009, 10:37:45 PM
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I just came across a single cylinder engine, made by Peterson (I think that was the name) I think it is a diesel. I belive the model is AA1 - does any one have any information or idea about it?

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Could it possibly have been a PETTER???
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Mac Leod:
Can I ask where you came across this as there is a posibility but need more info.

Jim out West
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Hi Mac,
Perkins built a diesel, might be one of those
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Default Re: Anyone heard of Peterson engines?

Hi Mac, sounds like you may be looking at a British Lister Petter diesel, If you email me I will send you photos of one, for some reason I can never upload photos to Smokstack. Tom
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Default Re: Anyone heard of Peterson engines?

Hello,

Petter made their Type A, Series 11 from 1947 to 1967. This info comes from the book: 'A-Z of British Stationary Engines'. Volume Two, page 47. Maybe that is what you have?
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Mac Leod:
Can I ask where you came across this as there is a posibility but need more info.

Jim out West
Jim,

You must be thinking a Bill Peterson engine One of his early engines was a F-M Y diesel converted to a gas engine. Only his last engine, the one he showed at Mt Vernon last year, actually has a Peterson tag.

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I just came across a single cylinder engine, made by Peterson (I think that was the name) I think it is a diesel. I belive the model is AA1 - does any one have any information or idea about it?

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how did you find this one? how big is it.
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Well, the engine is a petter AA1, 3.5 hp. The owner gave it to me, it has zero compression, I am hoping a valve is stuck, not a broken rod or something real bad. The engine is on a trash pump, it has a 6:1 gear reduction.

will post more info as i figure it out, it is not a high priority, just wanted to know what it is, now it is in my way

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Well, the engine is a petter AA1, 3.5 hp. The owner gave it to me, it has zero compression, I am hoping a valve is stuck, not a broken rod or something real bad. The engine is on a trash pump, it has a 6:1 gear reduction.

will post more info as i figure it out, it is not a high priority, just wanted to know what it is, now it is in my way

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