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#1 1oldbolens OFFLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2010 - 02:25 PM

On my 900 with a Wisconsin S-8D motor.

With motor at rest (not running) How tight should the spring be between the adjusting screw/rod and the governor lever? Taught with no play or slightly loose?

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Posted July 25, 2010 - 06:00 PM

I have mine set slightly loose with just a little bit of play.

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Posted July 25, 2010 - 10:44 PM

OK, Thanks for the info.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 08:09 AM

I have mine set slightly loose with just a little bit of play.


Same with my TR10D.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 08:26 PM

I did the adustment to the governor lever as per the manual. That is I loosened the lever bolt, turned the governor rod counter-clockwise and then tightened the lever nut/bolt.

Next I moved the throttle cable lever attached to the steering column all the way down to the slow side.
Then with the throttle lever on the carb set in the idle position, the lever touching the idle screw, I attached one side of spring to the 2nd hole of the governor lever and the other end to the adjusting rod setting it so there was just a slight bit play to the spring.

Is this correct so far? Or am I doing something wrong?

By the way I have the 5" threaded rod and the 47 loop count spring.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 08:35 PM

Sounds like your doing everything right so far. If you want I'll snap a pic of how mine is set. I'll probably have the pic by tomorrow evening at the latest.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 08:38 PM

Yes that would help. I think I'm doing something wrong. Thanks

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 08:42 PM

Just looked at the S-8D parts list and it states that you need a 47 coil spring.
and a 5 and 5/8'' rod. so you got the right parts....now we just have to make sure they are attached properly...

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 09:06 PM

It would be a lot easier to set up this engine if my starter/generator worked. I'm doing the pull start thing and it gets tiring after the 20-30th pull.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 09:07 PM

It would be a lot easier to set up this engine if my starter/generator worked. I'm doing the pull start thing and it gets tiring after the 20-30th pull.


You dont have to tell me LOL. I have to pull start all but 2 of mine :wallbanging:

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 09:18 PM

My starter suffers from a 4-years-sitting-outside-under-a-torn-tarp-itis.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 05:40 PM

pics from my 900..... Let me know if you need more

All pictures taken when the throttle control was at low

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 05:54 PM

Great. Now you said the throttle lever is turned down all the way. I take it the motor is not running.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 06:11 PM

Great. Now you said the throttle lever is turned down all the way. I take it the motor is not running.


The motor was not running...

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 08:09 PM

Thanks, this helps alot. At this point I just want to get it running well enough so that the tractor can move around under its own power again.




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