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Governor arm on K181, rotating it from upward to down


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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:17 PM

Help me. I am revisiting an old project. Install Kohler K181S on a Springfield. Said engine is from a 1965 or 1966 Wheelhorse. The governor throttle attachment arm points straight up, I need it to point straight down, because otherwise I can not 90 the exhaust out past the governor arm. I do not want to start loosening things on the governor until I know what does what. If anyone can advise me on this it would be appreciated. If a picture is needed let me know.

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:02 PM

You mean the governor is in the way of the exhaust?  can't you use a 45 or something to redirect around?  I have worked on a few K181's and don't ever remember a governor arm being in the way of the exhaust port.



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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:07 PM

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I want this arm 180 degrees (point down)
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I need to street 90 out the exhaust port to clear the grille
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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:15 PM

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I want this arm 180 degrees (point down)

Oh just that/ I thought you meant the whole "L"  the piece you show is a seperate piece. I've messed with those engines but not in a few years/ I do remember the old version of the service manual (OE Kohler) told how to deal with those; and then some had teh spring loaded disc that some had the throttle cable connected to.

 

Thinking you meant the whole "L", I was wondering how you'd then link it to the throttle shaft.



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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:42 PM

Loosen the nut on the governor to carb (big arm and remove it.  You should be able to maneuver things around then reset the gov arm per procedure..



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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:48 PM

What about the clothes pin spring hooked to the big L arm?
What does the big nut behind that arm do?

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 08:28 PM

Anyone else have input?

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 02:54 PM

Ok, I really think I need a couple more opinions/more detail before I try to break it....

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Posted May 14, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Take the governor arm off of the governor shaft, then loosen the nut/bushing that holds the throttle linkage arm.  Then you can rotate it and retighten the bushing.  You will have to reset the governor after your done.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 09:57 PM

What about the clothespin spring thing on the governor arm and plate?




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