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'58 gas Massey 65, Erratic throttle

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05-01-2003 21:10:38

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Hello once more. Sympom: Engine races and slows down and does't seem to hold a setting.
It really seems like somethings wrong with the governor linkage, but when I look at it, it seems to at least make sense. But when I drive it, I'll think I got the thottle set, and then it will creep to a wild wide open, or other times it will slow the engine down to low idle and I'll have to bring it back up. What have you guy's noticed???
Once again, thanks

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05-03-2003 04:29:48

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 Re: '58 gas Massey 65, Erratic throttle in reply to Adam, 05-01-2003 21:10:38  
I'm not sure about a 65, but in as much as they look a lot like a MF50, which I have, here is a thought. When I bought mine, it would not hold the throttle setting (mine is a diesel). I would bring it up to speed and it would creep back down. What I found, with some helpful advise here, is that the throttle lever is held in place with a spring loaded friction disk made of cork. It is under the dash. My cork disk was missing completly and therefore no friction and the throttle was free to move on it's own. The Massey dealer had one of these for a couple of $$ and it is like new now.


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James In MO

05-02-2003 19:22:35

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 Re: '58 gas Massey 65, Erratic throttle in reply to Adam, 05-01-2003 21:10:38  
I have a 58 Massey and have had it tore all the way down. All the governor is (in a continental G176) is a ring with big ball bearings in itwhen the motor revs up the centrifigul force pushes the ball bearings out and pulls the motor back and so on your throttle should be hooked to a bar coming out of the front of the timing cover and then it is in turn hooked to the carb. the only thing I could think of is your ball bearings are wore out and are hanging up but I really don't think that is possible it is probably in your carb. look through the posts for a guy named Big Dean he has a web site and was a MF mecahnic for a long time he has helped me a time or two.

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