Vickers Petter 2-cylinder 2-stroke
Our Vickers Petter 2-cylinder 2-stroke normally aspirated diesel engine from Southery Fen is believed to be the only preserved example of this engine type. The distinctive ‘thump’ of the exhaust is only surpassed by the spectacle of ‘lighting-up’ of the blow-lamps which heat ‘bulbs’ to white-heat, necessary to induce ignition when the engine is first started. It really is a sight to behold!
Year built: 1921 (Ipswich)
Cubic capacity: 210 litres (13000 Cu. Inch)
Bore: 400mm, stroke 375mm
200 BHP at 225 rpm
Flywheel diameter: 2285 mm
Fly-wheel weight: 5 tonnes approx.
Engine weight: 18 tonnes approx.
Lubrication: Madison-Kipp metering pump driven by bell crank from crankshaft.
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