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Old 03-27-2005, 09:46:36 AM
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I have just bought a 3hp throttle governed z.I think it is a C.It has type r mag ,closed crankcase,800 rpm,small diameter wide flywheels.Has metal speed control lever on top of the crank cover.It starts but if you do not hold the carb rod back it wants to run wild.The speed control does nothing.Can anyone tell me what I am looking at here.What do I need to do to get the speed control working again and what would I need to do to get this thing running in the 300-600 rpm range?Thank you.
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Check that the govenor is working correctly.
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Sounds like you need to pull the crankcase cover and make sure that all of the parts of the governor are there. If all of the parts are there,
1. Turn the butterfly valve clockwise until it stops and hold it there
2. Hold the fly weights on the governor close to all the way out
3. Adjust the linkages until each part is touching what it is supposed to be pushing on.
4. Put the crankcase cover back on and start the engine.

Good luck!!!
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