Twin cylinder Atomic petter

Discussion in 'Identification' started by stevecraig, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. stevecraig

    stevecraig New Member

    Hello there, I reacently bought this beautiful petter atomic diesel and am hoping to get some information on when it was built, and what model it is. Engine plate reads. NO: 225636 BHP 30 RPM 625 I live in Queensland Australia. I haven't been able to get much information on this type of engine so far thank you Steve Craig
     
  2. admin

    admin New Member

    HI Steve,
    Apologies, in the middle of moving the whole archive to a different hosting company so everything is offline. Roland will appear shortly and hopefully give you some assistance.

    Sorry I took so long to reply, lot going on!

    Paul

    p.s. Very nice engine indeed, we have a similar engine, but full marine version, in bits at the moment.
     
  3. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Utter bilge. See below for the correct info.

    Not a definitive answer I fear as the book is ambiguous. There are marks against that serial which suggest either left blank or one of a batch of 30 supplied to HM Dockyard Portsmouth on 30/04/1942 as part of a direct-coupled gen set. Order number is 4/30693
    I will hunt for it in the archive as soon as I can but those ABOE (Associated British Oil Engines) order numbers are mostly missing possibly because they were not issued at Yeovil. Prefixes 1, 2, 3, and 4 exist but not yet enough to establish whether they refer to site or subsidiary.
    Sorry I can't be more helpful but its certainly one of the last made.

    Roland
     
  4. stevecraig

    stevecraig New Member

    Thank you Gents for the reply, looking forward to seeing the Petter archives back up. Any idea of weight? im guessing around two ton, This engine is still two and a half thousand kilometres away so I'm in the process of getting it transported. Can you tell me the model no? It's a TV2 or Tw2? Also what sort of air preasure will i need to get a start ? Thank you Steve Craig
     
  5. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Had another look this morning with brain engaged. When I look at the right number I get a much better answer. #225636 a TV2 of 30 hp sent to E S Taylor of Melbourne on the 1st of September 1941 under order number 4/30625. I'll try to find that when the archive is back up.

    cheers
    Roland

    Edit. This engine is not in the record archive which suggests it was built at Loughborough.
    another edit. two tons is about right.
     
  6. admin

    admin New Member

    Manuals are back up, petternut info back up, images will take a little longer due to brain mush.

    P
     
  7. stevecraig

    stevecraig New Member

    Hello all,l got my petter Atomic TV2 up and running, have to get coolant on yet but engine runs nicely. Thank you to the internalfire team with engine manual from the archives.
    Here is a YouTube link of the engine start up.

    https://youtu.be/biGIWoh1Eak
     
  8. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Well done Steve. Starts like a lamb and runs nicely. I bet you're very pleased with that :)
    Looks good in its cleaned clothes too.

    cheers
    Roland
     
  9. admin

    admin New Member

    Nice engine and running well. We have a twin marine engine which we really should get on with, project one million and one :-(

    Paul
     

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