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Old 20-03-17, 08:09 PM   #1
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Hello again. Sorry to be the newby asking all sorts of questions about my engine but I do search (honestly) and never seem to come up with the right answers.

SO my latest questions to those that know, and hopefully my last for a short while, is :

How do I set up and adjust the governor weights and linkage on my Hired Man? I know how it works but think it is way out of adjustment. The springs were off the engine when I got it and there is a little wear on the weight arms where they contact the slip ring. I have refitted them but have no idea how to adjust them properly. Any guidance would be very helpful.

What position should the butterfly be in with the engine at rest and the weights held together under spring tension? I'm assuming wide open?

When you wind the weight adjusters out what does this affect? Engine speed and in which direction ie slower or faster?

The rollers that operate the throttle arm are in very good order (they look new).

I promise this will be the last of my questions for a while.

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Old 20-03-17, 10:16 PM   #2
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Start off with butterfly in the half-open position with the governors in the rest position. That should be open more than enough for the engine to start. You can tweak it if needs be after trying it.

Many folk have differing opinions, and a lot will say to make sure the butterfly is wide open when the engine is stopped. In my opinion it is more important that the butterfly is fully shut before the governors get to the limit of their travel when it's running. Trust me, there is nothing worse than the governors being in the shut position but the throttle still being wide open!

To increase the speed you increase the tension in the springs on the weights by doing up the adjusting nuts. There's a lot of Amancos out there with no governor springs fitted. People remove them to make them run slower.

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Old 20-03-17, 10:26 PM   #3
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Cheers Daz.

I've seen a runaway stationary engine on "Shed & Buried" so I don't want mine doing the same. Makes sense that the throttle should be closed with the weights just before max travel point. Its my next job but will have to wait for the weekend now.

I did wonder why the engine seemed to be running very slowly and the missing springs would explain that.

I dont want it running flat out but it was almost too slow in my opinion and eventually I want to drive my Stuart pump off the engine..
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Start off with butterfly in the half-open position with the governors in the rest position. That should be open more than enough for the engine to start. You can tweak it if needs be after trying it.

Many folk have differing opinions, and a lot will say to make sure the butterfly is wide open when the engine is stopped. In my opinion it is more important that the butterfly is fully shut before the governors get to the limit of their travel when it's running. Trust me, there is nothing worse than the governors being in the shut position but the throttle still being wide open!

To increase the speed you increase the tension in the springs on the weights by doing up the adjusting nuts. There's a lot of Amancos out there with no governor springs fitted. People remove them to make them run slower.

Dazzla

Ps, don't be afraid to keep asking questions. Nobody knows everything, and we've all had to learn from others
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Old 20-03-17, 10:42 PM   #4
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A lot of owners seem to want to play the 'how slow will she go' game, I guess that is the reason for the missing springs on yours.

EDIT; Sorry, repeating what Dazzla said. BTW, if anyone knows his Amancos he does - how many in the family now Daz?

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Old 21-03-17, 02:46 PM   #5
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That's flattery, Nick. There are many who know much more.

In answer to your question, enough to produce 92hp. And it's not the biggest collection in the UK.

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Did you get anywhere with your engine, Steve?

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Old 31-03-17, 07:24 PM   #7
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Not yet mate. Was er indoors' birthday last weekend (notice two days) and busy felling an oak tree this weekend so gone a bit stagnant.
Appletop sent me a very useful parts and instruction book for the Amanco's that he was not using so I'm feeling much more confident when I do get round to it.

I'll keep everyone updated on my progress but it wont be for a week or so yet. I'm having aggro at work so I may have more time to play when I tell them to shove it which is more than likely in my current frame of mind.

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For how long?

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