**OFFICIAL LITTLE PETRO Minibike Thread**

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I've had the first Little Petro since 1968 when I was 6 years old. I started resorting in a few years ago and then found the blue one on eBay and it was 3 miles from my house. I really only wanted it because mine was missing the chain guard but now I think its kind of cool to have both. The nickle plated one was totally modified by my dad when I started dragging the foot stands. I decided to put it back together the way he had modified it. The the blue one will get done stock.
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#22
My old Little Petro

That's awesome!!! My dad also chopped off the footrests, but otherwise mine was stock. I just found out I must have seized my P7 pretty early on...cause my motor did NOT have the oem domed 22mm piston in it. I know because the piston was the only part of the motor I kept, and owned into adulthood. In fact, I had it as a shift knob on my 55 Chevy back in the 90's!! Only when I started buying Tas engine parts, did I discover that I had a later 1.2 hp outboard/aquabug piston, which was probably all my dad could find. I just received an NOS P5 and a good P7 crank from S. Geier in the mail yesterday. The P5 piston and rings will go in my P7 and I'll hone the barrel best I can for now to use the std. bore parts until I find a nicer cylinder. I'm super stoked!! My 2nd parts Petro will be getting a ported 1.2 hp iron bore Tas engine, maybe even made to run w/o the magneto, with a glow plug on Nitro...like the 2.5 hp racing P7's used bitd in RC boats! All I need is another gear reduction unit. Here's my bike as it sits now
 

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Hey Runningbear 55, do you have the gas tank bracket? Can you look at the pics I posted and see if what I have is right? Pretty sure I'm missing something. Plus my engine is stuck. Can it be rebuilt or replaced??
 
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Idk if that's the correct bracket for a Tas P7 Little Petro, as I am also missing my original. However, it looks wrong. May possibly be the Ohlsson Rice type. As far as rebuilding these Tas engines, the parts are VERY scarce. It can be done, but only if the parts are on hand. Why is yours stuck? Rusted lower end, or seized top end? Inbox me for my contact information, I will help you with your rebuild if you like.
 

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Hi, I'm new on here I have a little petro with a P-7 in it I'm in need of parts or a complet motor, chain gaurd, seat or any other parts. I'd aprechate any help.
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Little Petro Chain Guards & Seats : I currently have Jim Odom's original Seat Mold and I'm having a Chain Guard mold fabricated to produce original shape & material parts. I expect to have Seats & Chain Guards thermal vacuumed formed in Nov or Dec 2019. If you are interested in getting a part e-mail me and I will put you on my short list. I may be the last guy to ever make a real fabrication mini run of these. Contact me at HKILLACKEY@AOL.COM In the subject line put LITTLE PETRO or you will be junk mail
 

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Little Petro ------ I'm having SEATS & CHAIN GUARDS made in Nov/Dec 2019. I have the original Jim Odom seat mold and a professional mold is being made for the Chain Guard. I will have the correct plastic thermal vacuum formed to the molds. I will be making a few parts of each only. You will probably never come across this opportunity again. If you would like more information contact me at hkillackey@aol.com put LITTLE PETRO in the subject line on the e-mail.
 

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Little Petro ------ I'm having SEATS & CHAIN GUARDS made in Nov/Dec 2019. I have the original Jim Odom seat mold and a professional mold is being made for the Chain Guard. I will have the correct plastic thermal vacuum formed to the molds. I will be making a few parts of each only. You will probably never come across this opportunity again. If you would like more information contact me at hkillackey@aol.com put LITTLE PETRO in the subject line on the e-mail.
THE CHAIN GUARD MOLD IS COMPLETE AND NEXT WEEK I WILL HAVE CHAIN GUARDS AND SEATS BEING VACUUMED FORMED. Contact me ---- I will only make a hand full of parts.
 

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