GOVERNOR ADJUSTMENT?

colt 1911

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#1
To adjust the governor, you would loosen the screw on the bottom of the governor arm and push the governor arm so the throttle is wide open. Then you would turn the bottom "clip" (which is connected to the governor shaft) counter clockwise. This will set the governor shaft on top of the governor spool. PLEASE CHIME IN WITH YOUR INPUT. THIS WAS ON GOOGLE. THIS FINALLY MAKES SENCE. THE TECUMSEH L HEAD LITERATURE NEVER MADE IT SOUND THIS SIMPLE AND CLEAR.
 

colt 1911

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#2
Above are images of a Tecumseh Small Frame series engines. All HS engines have and maybe some H engines have the governor arm on the side of the engine like this. The screw on the governor control bracket above is the highspeed Top No Load screw. Use this to adjust the Top No Load RPM. The governor clip is located in the diamond. To adjust the governor, loosen this screw and push the governor arm to the right and turn the governor clip clockwise and tighten the screw back. techs3e.jpg
 
#4
This is the procedure right out of the book:

With the engine stopped, loosen the screw holding the governor clamp on the governor lever. Rotate the clamp in a direction that will force the throttle shaft open and allow the governor follower arm to rest on the governor spool. Push the governor lever connected to the throttle to the wide open throttle position. Hold the lever and clamp in this position while tightening the screw.
 

colt 1911

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#5
This is the procedure right out of the book:

With the engine stopped, loosen the screw holding the governor clamp on the governor lever. Rotate the clamp in a direction that will force the throttle shaft open and allow the governor follower arm to rest on the governor spool. Push the governor lever connected to the throttle to the wide open throttle position. Hold the lever and clamp in this position while tightening the screw.
thanks Dave- i read that over and over and it's clear as mud. unless your a small engine mechanic you don't understand the [follower arm resting on the spool]
 

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