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Stuck governor cone

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Old 01-09-2002, 11:13:01 PM
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Hi all,

I have a 2hp Witte headless engine. It would be ready to run aside from the buzz coil needing to be set up, but the governor cone is rusted to the crankshaft and I haven't been able to free it up. Tried wd-40, pipe wrench, etc. and nothing makes it budge. It's a little frustrating especially since the engine turns over great and has strong compression (hard to turn over!). Can anyone offer some advice on how to get the governor cone free?

Thanks a lot, Brian
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Old 01-09-2002, 11:19:07 PM
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Heat and tap on it.
Old 01-10-2002, 01:26:06 AM
D Baalman
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Brian have to agree on the heat and taping on it. WD40 is next to worthless as a penetrant. It does lubricate but evaporates too quick to penetrate any. Use PB blaster available @ Walmart. Good luck and PATIENCE are a must. Dan
Old 01-10-2002, 07:25:28 AM
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Don't try and twist it! There is a pin in the flywheel that goes into a hole in gov sleeve to keep it from rotating. Try careful heat and PB Blaster along with a brass hammer, combination works wonders!


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