hey, another unfortunate person stuck in Illinois.... Kankakee here getting to work in Joliet has been a chore since the new year
I got my M12 on the bench and after working the bore with steel wool (sat too long between its strip thru the machine shop and being assembled LOL) I did put in a steel governor gear that I got from feebay.. I am at exactly "that point" to either out the crank back into the block and line up the gears or to take them out.... can't find my small snap ring pliers when I need em....
I never took the gears out when I sent the block for machining. they spin very free, with no telltale "slop"
My thoughts are to remove them and go see my buddy at motion industries, match up new bearings/bushings and press them in...
that way I can keep the balance and hopefully prolong their demise. this engine is an exact identical replacement to what's on my Woods ZTR the one on the bench is a spare I took off of a twin that I got as a parts machine.
Do those gears have needle bearings or bushings, or what? (I'll know the answer once I find my snap ring pliers LOL)
Edited by dodge trucker, January 25, 2014 - 06:08 PM.