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Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger


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Default Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

I am helping a friend restore a Gilson 60 Speed. It is missing the governor finger and pin. Does anyone know where i can find these parts or has anyone have information on how to reproduce it. I do not have a good photo or illustration of the missing parts either. If someone can provide even this it would help alot.
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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

Do you know the size of your engine?. If not the piston and flywheel size should help to find the right parts to copy, I have a 3 or 4 HP(forget which!)Gilson Guelph engine.
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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

Don't know if this is the correct engine to match yours, but here are some pictures of a 60 Speed.
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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

Dont know if this will help you https://youtu.be/Y-lGrqIdtSs I thought this was a 13/4hp now I think a 3 hp it has a bigger bore and wheels than a 13/4 I know of in Iowa. It is going in for surgery and a rebore after 3 hp Challenge gets out of the ICU for a crank replacement soon...Also there is another vid of it to on play list without the Choreboy belted to it running without load..
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it is a 3hp but missing the tag from the guard. i found a Gilson Instruction Manual on-line which has a parts schematic but it only shows a top-view of the governor finger. Would like to see a side-view of the part to better understand what i am looking for and possibly make one if i have to.
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Rich, just watched the video and this is the best view of the governor finger i have seen so far. Really helped with understanding the movement/action. Might be a difficult item for me to make if i can't find the actual part but at least i have a better idea of what i'm looking at.
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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

Here are a couple of pics of the engine and the location of the missing governor finger. Maybe this helps...
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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

I have the same engine. I should be able to get some pictures of what you need this weekend.
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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

I can't find a real clear picture of the part you need but it is present in the attached pic.

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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

Any pics and if possible some dimension (length, width, etc.) would be very helpful. Thinking it will be a small miracle to actually locate this governor finger and likely will need to cobble something up to try and make it work. Thanks!

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Denis, thanks for taking the time and providing the pics. This is the first side-shot of the governor finger i have seen. Any information is helpful. You don't have a spare one of these sitting around do you?
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Hope these help.
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