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Re: Tony Holt - TO30?

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Tony Holt

04-16-2013 06:04:34

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I agree with you Dan. I looked at two TO30's and the wiring was the same way with both. The #1 is in the 7:00 position on the cap. Now maybe by turning the distributor I could put the cap in the 10:00 position. All I know is its running real smooth. I did unhook each wire while it was running and it did make a difference so all cylinders are firing.

As for the governor I have about a 1/8 inch play in the linkage on the governor lever arm rod. The top part of the rod that bolts to the compensating spring lever is wore a lot. Could this throw the governor off?

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Dan S (NY)

04-16-2013 17:51:49

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 Re: Tony Holt - TO30? in reply to Tony Holt, 04-16-2013 06:04:34  

The vertical governor arm coming out of the front cover that then connects to the carb should have about 3/4 inch movement if its disconnected from the carb. Check with the throttle lever at the dash pulled all the way down. You will have to move the governor arm against spring tension but it should move. If you are only getting 1/8 inch movement then something is binding up. Wear in the linkages can affect governor operation but I wouldn't expect it to run away like you describe. With the throttle lever at the dash in the wide open position and the carb throttle rod pulled forward to the wide open position, the holes on the carb to governor connecting rod should be slightly past the governor arm hole. Is this how you have it adjusted?


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