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Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger


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Old 02-02-2019, 09:18:50 PM
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Neverfear, pics were helpful. It appears that the piece on the bottom that rides in the channel of the governor is a separate piece, right? The reason i say this is because if looks like a hex head nut/bolt in the pics. Can you measure the overall length of the governor finger (not including the finger plate? This would help because i think i will have to try an make one. Any other dimensions would be great as well.
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---------- Post added at 10:20:50 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:16:09 AM ----------

The additional photos are great! I really appreciate you taking the time/trouble to remove the part from your engine to get the dimensions. Could you measure the overall length and take a couple of shots of the bottom and sides?
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Dave

---------- Post added at 10:24:13 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:20:50 AM ----------

You are a step ahead of me (or i am 2 steps behind).

The pics are exactly what i needed! I think i have a pretty good chance of fabricating something to make this work.

Thanks again!
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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

As you can see, mine has a bushing that goes on the pin that rides in the governor collar. I'm not so sure that needs to be on there.
I believe it was added to slow the engine down for show purposes since it would require less action from the weights to latch out.
If you need any other measurements I'll leave the finger off the engine for a few days, just in case.

Although, The pics that Denis posted appear to show a bushing on that pin too? I just thought it odd to have one there but not one on the finger that is attached to the weights.

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Does the finger plate with the slotted screw in it adjust? How far past the casting does it extend out? what does it measure: height, width and thickness?
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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

The plate on the finger does not adjust for length. It looks like it can be removed to turn the plate to a new square edge if needed.
The plate on the push rod has adjustment via a screw and locknut from the head end of the engine similar to the pictures Denis posted.
Yours appears to have the latch lower on the pushrod. Can't quite see by the pictures how it's orientated.

The plate is more or less flush with the end of the finger.
Now I see the problem! The pushrod is on your engine upside down.

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You were right, the pushrod was upside down. i've flipped it and it now looks like the photos/videos of other Gilson's i see. Could you measure the plate on the finger for me?

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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

It looks like it started out at .125"x .750" square. Currently mine is .690" left to right,as the working edge has worn down some over time.

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Default Re: Gilson 60 Speed - Governor Finger

Between the photos and dimensions you provided i think i have enough info to make it. Going to give it shot but will be checking the shows this summer to see if i get lucky and find a part!

Thanks for everything!
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