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Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Sun Aug 02 2009, 03:10

Can anyone help me as I need to replace the governor spring on my engine. How do I know what length it should be and how much stain should it have on it?

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Re: Governor Spring

Post by JONESEY on Sun Aug 02 2009, 09:15

Stu what engine is it for
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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Sun Aug 02 2009, 19:04

Hi Chris, its for a Lister "J".

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Post by JONESEY on Sun Aug 02 2009, 20:59

Stu , is it the same as the lister A and B's they are brass and sit in a plate that bolts to the flywheel
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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Sun Aug 02 2009, 22:30

Many thanks for all your help Chris I'll check it tomorrow in the day light.

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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Thu Aug 06 2009, 06:36

Hi again Chris its difficult to explain the set up I'll take a photo and post it and hopefully that should help. Also what did you set the vavle clearances at? mine seem quite a big gap or is this normal?.

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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Thu Aug 06 2009, 20:59

Heres the pics of the Governor set up, hope it helps.

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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Wed Aug 12 2009, 16:00

Well I found a spring and hook laying around so put that on but big problem it won't run right. Since I purchased the engine a few weeks back I've never had the chance to give it a good run for more then a few minutes. So I filled the hopper fitted a new plug I'd purchased and off it went, but not knowing a lot about it I couldn't figure out the marks on the carb, so I just kept moving it around trying it. Thing is it runs like a hit n miss engine just firing every few turns then it'll fire every turn. I took the cover of the mag. and cleaned up the points and set them as there was hardly any gap. started it again and still the same! I took the plug out and spinning it over the points don't always spark. So does anyone think it could be the condenser on it's way out? I found a site that sells a universal one for a Bosch mag. do you think I should go for it? Like I've already stated on the forum I don't know a lot about petrol engines especially the spark side so any help please.

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Re: Governor Spring

Post by JONESEY on Wed Aug 12 2009, 21:01

Stu you need to fit a spring and adjuster on the govner rod ,from under the carb.
you need a hook adjuster and spring same as Lister D there always on E-Bay.
This will sort your running problems out
Clean your mag up annd oil springs
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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Wed Aug 12 2009, 21:51

Thanks Chris. yes I think the hook and spring are of a Lister D, they were in a box of bits I picked up a few years back. As for the mag. to tell the truth I'm frightened to touch it, as I know nothing about them, but I think I will try, and have a camera handy and photo it in stages so I don't mess up.

Wish me luck lol

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Re: Governor Spring

Post by JONESEY on Thu Aug 13 2009, 17:02

Stu you cant go wrong really if you want send it to me and I will sort it out.
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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Fri Aug 14 2009, 08:34

Hi Chris many thanks for the offer. Smile Would you mind if I had a little tinker with it myself (only way to learn) then if it's still no better I'll take up your kind offer. Don't worry I won't send a box full of bits and ask you to wave a magic wand over it. lol! and I promise not to go anywhere near it with a hammer.

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Re: Governor Spring

Post by JONESEY on Fri Aug 14 2009, 08:38

Stu thatsno problem its the only way you will learne, make sure everything is clean. Even a smeareof oil on surfaces will stop it contacting.
Have fun Very Happy
You wouldent be the first to send me a box of bits lol!
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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Sat Aug 15 2009, 20:08

Chris should I time the engine up first before I remove the mag? or could you explain how it's done when I'm replacing it.

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Re: Governor Spring

Post by JONESEY on Sat Aug 15 2009, 21:48

Stu , Do you now how to time the engine ?
If so make sure turn engine over make sure its inleting keep turning until piston is coming up to TDC your flywheel key should be at the bottom [ Looking at it 6 o'clock.
now turn you mag until cam is at its largest point the contacts will be open.
this is were it needs to be, fit mag back on.
I hope this makes sence
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Re: Governor Spring

Post by stationary stu on Sat Aug 15 2009, 22:00

Yes it does Chris thanks very much, now I just need a fine day to do it.

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