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Made hot water in Texas today


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Old 10-11-2009, 05:37:02 PM
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Default Made hot water in Texas today

The weather in Texas has cooled off so i made hot water in the 1 1/2 hp 1922 Petter verticle. I found the sweet spot on the carby as they say across the pond and it is touchy oh my is it. Ran for an hour and sweet is the sound of that little jewel. I thought you would like to know, thanks Harry for this site.
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Default Re: Made hot water in Texas today

You didnt find that engine in Richardson Texas did you? Nice looking Petter.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:17:43 PM
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isnt petter a brittish or english engine? somewere in there? I always thought they were nice engines. Cant never find one for myself though.
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Your right, Richardson Texas was the previous home of the Petter.
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Default Re: Made hot water in Texas today

You say she's a little "touchy" is that when starting?
I've got/had many of theses engines and have found that starting can be a problem, this is usually because they flood easily. When you start them open the regulator about 1/4 - 1/2 turn then wind the handle, once it fires if it stops after a couple of fires CLOSE the regulator until it fires again then open it. Give it a try.
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