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Comet Vane Governor

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So I have been working on my Comet pump.  I was able to connect the vane ( flag ) to wire shaft which Wallfish  provided. I then worked the metal with a screwdriver and secured the metal  as best I could. To make the connection more secure I used a dab of epoxy. That seemed to do the trick.It is now tight.I reassembled the governor to the carb ,but  it sure seems like the fit  is very loose and might  come flying out with the motor running. Is there a way to somehow fasten the shaft to the carb? This governor design seems a bit flaky to say the least .

Any pointers?

Thanks,

John

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The blower housing cover when installed will keep the vane from coming out of the carb.

I've never had one come apart while running

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They are a loose fit, I've only had one some out when running and that was because the vane flag was bent the wrong way.

If it comes out of the carb the engine will run away, keep an eye on it when you try it for the first time and be ready to use the kill switch, or close the choke if it misbehaves.

 

David

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On 2/2/2022 at 12:29 PM, BIGJOHNG2 said:

Thanks for the info ,John. Did you get a lot of snow from the last storm?

:thumbs:

Not too bad, about 8" or so.

 

 

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