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1953 govenor question

Postby jayc1945 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:22 am

HI GUYS! I saw some questions about govenors but i have one i didn't see on here, i just got my first farmall cub and the throttle lever (when running) pops right back to idle when i take my hand off of it. it seems to really push back also, its not bound up or anything, and when it's not running, it stays where i put it, if i push the throttle up w/ the rock shaft it want's to shove my hand back also. the guy i bought it from said he and his dad re-did the motor and hyd. sys. and i don't know if they did anything to the gov. or not. could it be something as simple as a worn out throttle lever assy? cause it does seem worn, or does it sound more like a gov. prob? your expert advice is wecome GREATLY! THANKS!

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Re: 1953 govenor question

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:39 am

There are at least four possibilities for your issue.

* Worn throttle lever and/or quadrant
* Bent rod between throttle lever and governor
* Improperly adjusted rod between governor and carburetor
* All of the above

My guess would be the first one. There are several good threads and how-to's for repairing the assembly. Do a search for "throttle quadrant" or "throttle lever". If they're not worn too badly, a small triangular file can usually re-establish the teeth on the quadrant.
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