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Post by nigelrbfurness on Sat Jan 14 2017, 22:35

Hi all, I'm near Great Dunmow in Essex and have just acquired a Petter A1 engine.  Haven't had a chance to see if it will run yet.  I love all old machinery and have several old cars, two buses and an early '60s moped to keep me occupied - they all need work!

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Re: New member from Essex

Post by tony RA on Mon Jan 16 2017, 22:00

Hi Nigel
Welcome to the forum you/l enjoy it as it looks like you/r in to things that's been painted brown with time [rust] but I/ma sure you/I will soon have this little Petter running
although you have a few projects on go
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Post by nigelrbfurness on Mon Jan 16 2017, 22:25

Thanks for the welcome Tony, I'm looking forward to having a play with the Petter one day soon, as a bit of light relief from some of the other jobs on the go!

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Post by Taxidriver on Mon Jan 16 2017, 22:34

Nigel hiya and Welcome,
I'm not far from you as I'm in Chelmsford and looking to get into the hobby and acquire my first engine.

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Re: New member from Essex

Post by nigelrbfurness on Mon Jan 16 2017, 22:54

Thanks - if its any help I paid around a hundred quid for mine but that was "mates rates". The chap I bought it from has quite a few in various states and although he is from Gloucestershire he travels to Essex quite often, so if you are interested then perhaps I could put you in contact?

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Re: New member from Essex

Post by Woodsman on Tue Jan 17 2017, 09:21

Hi Nigel and welcome to a great forum.
If you need a manual PM me and I'll happily send you a copy.

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Re: New member from Essex

Post by nigelrbfurness on Tue Jan 17 2017, 09:34

Good morning Paul
I just tried to pm you but apparently as a new member, I'm not allowed to contact other members for the first seven days! So I will drop you a line next week regarding the manual. Thank you very much for the offer.

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Re: New member from Essex

Post by rich07961 on Tue Jan 17 2017, 12:29

nigelrbfurness wrote:Thanks - if its any help I paid around a hundred quid for mine but that was "mates rates".  The chap I bought it from has quite a few in various states and although he is from Gloucestershire he travels to Essex quite often, so if you are interested then perhaps I could put you in contact?

Hi Nigel, and welcome to the forum I have had some great advise over the last couple of years on here, so if you need anything just ask, Regards Richard

PS, you say you paid around a hundred quid for a Petter A1 not being funny but has it been restored and does it run ?, as it seems a lot of money you have paid
its hard to get £ 80.00 for a fully restored one these days.

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Re: New member from Essex

Post by nigelrbfurness on Tue Jan 17 2017, 14:37

Seems in tip-top cosmetic condition and allegedly runs without problems... didn't seem a lot of money to me for it to be honest. Though I'll admit I wasn't especially looking, I saw it and fancied it and the guy said "its yours for around a ton" so now its mine lol I probably should have done my homework first but £20 over is neither here nor there really, is it?

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Re: New member from Essex

Post by Taxidriver on Tue Jan 17 2017, 14:58

Nigel,
The important thing is that You're happy with what you paid and what you got - sounds like you got a reasonable deal.
I'm hoping to get in around the £80 - £100 mark so might take awhile till the right thing comes up.

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Re: New member from Essex

Post by nigelrbfurness on Tue Jan 17 2017, 17:30

From the previous post it seems like you should be able to easily find something good for that money.  I don't begrudge spending £100 on a big boys toy - its not much more than full tank of fuel and when a cambelt change on my Alfa daily driver is £400+,  seems like a cheap bit of joy in comparison Very Happy The chap I bought mine from has quite a few in stock.

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