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b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« on: June 05, 2011, 07:58:07 AM »
i have a b4 series1 petters diesel engine that i am rebuilbing but as of yet cannot find much infomation about it or anyone who owns one. any info would be very welcome. thanks.

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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 02:40:13 PM »
We have all of the Petter documentation... b4 does not ring a bell with me. A serial number and picture would help identify and we could go from there.

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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 05:58:03 PM »
thanks for your reply. i have sent photos to email address on your profile. many thanks for your assistance. roger
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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 11:24:06 PM »
Any one else seen a Petter B4 ? about 1950 vintage.

Roger, I will be researching the available documents... this one may be difficult to find.

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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 08:36:15 AM »
BA by any chance ?.

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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 10:26:17 AM »
ok dieselgman many thanks for that and yes its a b4 for sure. 4 cylinder diesel manafactured between 1949-51

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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 08:11:16 AM »
Thanks for the email,That certainly is a new one on me .

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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 04:52:15 PM »
The B series is nowhere near as common as the other engines, and was only produced in fairly short period of time.

I think I have a manual at the factory, I'll check tomorrow.

Production years 1951 to 1964 for the Series II engines, 1, 2, 3 and 4 cylinder.

Series I engines 1949 to 1951.

Peter
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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 09:40:04 AM »
ok thats great news. it comes as no surprise that there is not many around as they only made 740 of them over 60 years ago. i have spent hours looking for someone else with one or photos of another one on the internet but everyone i spoke to have never heard of it. many thanks for all your assistance on this one.

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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 05:57:24 PM »
Found the handbook:

Publication No 2070/2

Bore 110 mm
Stroke 110 mm
4180cc (B4) 255.2 cu ins
16:1 CR
5 gallons (UK) sump capacity
Bump clearance 0.031" to 0.036"
Injector setting 2500psi or 176kg/cm sq
Nozzle Bryce HL130S28C209P3
Tappets 0.010" cold
Injection timing (spill) 26 degrees BTDC

Peter

Edit:

These are for the Series II, Series I engines may be slightly different due to the horizontal injector.
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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 11:15:40 PM »
big thankyou for that info. thats filled a few gaps for me. :)
still looking for any one else with this engine.im sure there must be someone out there with one
............ or have i got the only one left??
« Last Edit: June 21, 2011, 11:18:30 PM by rogerh0405 »

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Re: b4 series 1 petters. looking for infomation for my engine
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 07:25:53 AM »
thanks for the link. i checked it out and have seen this book before but its for the series 2 and mine is series1.they are very simular but not an exact match. many thanks for your interest.