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Grease or oil?


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Old 06-05-2005, 09:45:44 PM
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what would one put in the governor bracket of this 2 horse Z dishpan FM?
oil or grease? that little container at the top of the governor bracket has a very small hole in the feed part of it,....looks like it's just made for oil but i had to ask.
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:29:57 PM
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I believe it says oil right above it?. BobRR
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:12:06 AM
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sky,
are you talking about the container treaded into the top of the bracket ? if so it is called a grease cup made for a good grade of general purpose grease
what I did when I installed a new bracket on my engine I treaded a grease fitting in the same hole and hooked a grease gun to it and gave it a couple pumps until grease came out of the various areas of the bracket, I then re-inserted the cut and filled it up, this way you know everything is getting grease. there are also little holes cut in the bracket for oil as well as grease

so were you able to fix this bracket or did you just buy a new one ?
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:36:25 PM
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Hi jonathan

i just baught a new bracket, the old one i tryed to fix but it didn't hold.
baught the new one from Ed at hitnmiss, well investment if i do say so myself cuz it is made rilly heafty out of aluminum. costed 125.00 plus shipping but im happy.
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:19:36 PM
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Skylar, Follow Jonathan's advice on the grease cup. On the side of the bracket you should find a hole with the word oil above it. Be sure to oil this before running the engine. It oils the cam lobe, follower, and follower shaft. Did you have trouble getting the sir clip on the follower shaft? Oil all metal to metal moveable surfaces durring asembly. What did you end up doing for a magneto? Depending on the year, I beleive the FM-R was used. I've heard J's are a good alternative and easier to work on and get parts for.


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Old 06-06-2005, 11:11:01 PM
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hello Erik

i am going to wire in a buzz coil, i have the buzz coil type cam assyembled in the governor bracket so now alls i hafta do is make a trigger for it to set off the coil when the push rod drops back. the engine aint runnin yet but it's awfull close.
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