teddy52food.... First, I'm a retired engineer so I can't help myself. Secondly, it was real hard to start, didn't seem to be running at top speed and would stall if I didn't "feather" the clutch.
I rebuilt the carb and that really didn't change much and there was no surge at that point which got me thinking about the gov/carb adjustment.
I cleaned the starter and that helped a little so I started checking all the wiring and grounds. I disconnected and cleaned all the connections to the voltage regulator and generator and I don't know why but that made a huge difference in how it started and ran.
That's when the low speed surge started.
So I thought I'd just check out the gov/carb linkage.