'58 cub Governor problem?

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'58 cub Governor problem?

Postby Ironside » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 pm

Tractor ran great then governor spring arm lever broke, I pulled the governor replaced lever and spring then checked suggested adjustment everything seemed to line up perfect. Now the tractor starts, runs for a minute then I can see the linkage to the throttle move fully back towards the carb and it sputters and dies. Is this a governor adjustment problem or am I just missing something?

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Re: '58 cub Governor problem?

Postby raystractors » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:29 pm

I think it sounds like you have a fuel shortage. check the fuel flow first, because it sounds like the governor is working as it should.

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Re: '58 cub Governor problem?

Postby Ironside » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:48 pm

Thanks, I'm pretty sure flow is good but I'll definitely recheck.

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Re: '58 cub Governor problem?

Postby Ironside » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:50 pm

Update- I pulled the carb the small tube looked off so I removed I it and it was breaking at the top of the threads where it seats so I replaced it. Now it stays running nicely but I have no throttle control at all, it moves freely at control and the gov. lever is moving smooth but won't throttle back at all.

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Re: '58 cub Governor problem?

Postby raystractors » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:24 pm

Have you adjusted the connection between the carburetor and the governor?

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Re: '58 cub Governor problem?

Postby Ironside » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:12 pm

I have but still no difference.

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Re: '58 cub Governor problem?

Postby inairam » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:19 am

Ironside I am in glen mills PA near 202 and RT 1. Message me I may be able to stop by and see what I can find.

It is almost never the governor itself. It is the adjustment of the linkage, the spring, the lever is frozen, loose key slot, cotter pins to long causing a hang up - things like that.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

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Re: '58 cub Governor problem?

Postby Ironside » Wed May 05, 2021 5:26 pm

Update- I ended up pulling the governor and examined inside, the bumper spring was not there so I replaced it and put a new carburetor on and that fixed my problem.
Was idling a bit low adjusted at carb as much as possible if I went to far the problem returned so I left it low at the carb and backed the governor idle set screw out a bit now it runs great! Idles nice, runs strong!


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