Peco 2-stroke veteran or vintage motorcycle engine supplied to many motorcycle manufacturers.
Pearson and Cole of Duddeston Mill Road, Birmingham, UK, known as Peco, made their own motorcycles at some point between 1914 and 1916. While they made their own motorcycles, they were prolific two-stroke engine suppliers to many British motorcycles of veteran and vintage eras.
In 1914, they advertised a Dunkley Two-Stroke 349cc engine with 75 x 79mm bore and stroke. Having read some of the literature that Peco published towards the end of 1914, they were moving from production of a 2-3/4 HP engine to a 2-1/4 HP Two-stroke engine with a smaller 210cc capacity. The piston shape was altered and the cases were narrower than before.
Following is a list of vintage and veteran motorcycle manufacturers that used Peco 2-stroke engines:
- Ernst Smith & Woodhouse
- Dreng & Co
- Despatch Rider
- Alfred Wiseman
I imagine there were others, but that’s a good selection. If you would like to read more about the production and supply of Peco engines, go to this page
This particular engine appears to be the 210 cc 2-stroke engine from early in the 1914 production because the engine number is “13”.
I have also shown the Patent numbers that are stamped on the engine cases. They are dated 1913, which ties in the Peco’s press announcement about their new 210 cc engine for 1914.
Condition: As you can see, it has almost everything that you need including the engine plates. The plates are original and a little thin from corrosion. You could choose to use them as-is, or they would be handy as patterns.
The engine turns over by hand and I can hear the piston sucking and squeezing. It has a fair amount of compression. The valve lifter will need to be freed-off a little. There is a small ali-weld repair on the underside of the casing. It appears to be a very old repair and I can’t see any cracks now. I have done my best to show it in the images.
Bottom line, this is a 110-year old engine that is in a reasonable state, with decent fins, but it will need to be taken apart and rebuilt just to be certain that you will have a reliable engine.
Other Peco engines:
I happen to have a few Peco motorcycle engines available. If this one doesn’t suit you, please see the others as I have some spares and a few of the larger capacity engines from later in production.
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