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Petter Atomic 15hp
Object ID4087
Date1939-12-04
Works No224959
Accession NoIF:2012:120
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDPetter Collection
Made ByPetters Ltd
Made InYeovil, England
DescriptionSupplied to the Fairmile Marine Co on 4/12/39 and was used to drive machinery by way of overhead shafting.
Location
ConditionRunning
History
2017-04-27

Engine marked in Petter Day Book as having a new cylinder and piston supplied, 13/10/1944

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Big End Failure
2013-10-21

Blocked big end feed caused failure of the bearing which is now being re-metalled.

No damage to the crankshaft and the thrower ring/crank drilling have now been cleaned.


Return To Service
2014-09-11

Big-end rebuilt and fitted. Both main bearings required attention with less than 30% contact on the lower halves and insufficient clearance (1 to 5 thou across the bearing). Bent decompressor shaft repaired