My 1949 B doesn't seem to idle down correctly - it seems to stay at the same engine speed with the throttle set at 1/2 (6 notches) or at idle (first notch). I know I need to check the idle screw on the carb, but since the magneto has been converted to battery ignition a few folks have suggested that I check out the governor internals to make sure they're not modified. Since I've never been in one of these governors before ....:
Will removing the front cover and replacing weights/pins do anything with the timing? I wouldn't expect it to as long as I leave the gear alone but it never hurts to ask.
How much oil will drain out if I remove the front cover? Will a paper towel or two handle it or do I need a decent quart container?
Would the thrust bearing or governor shaft bushing also need replacing? Would wear on them have any effect on the governor?
Thanks for your help. I hate to take something apart and have unexpected difficulties ....! (Just described working on old tractors, didn't I?!?)