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1914 Economy 5E changing speed


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Old 09-08-2019, 08:04:16 PM
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Default 1914 Economy 5E changing speed

A bit of a challenge but got my first hit miss running today. Tag says 425 rpm and that is about where it runs. I can move the speed lever and change rpm slightly. I tried the governor adjustment screw and came to the end of its travel to get slower. So is there a secret to slowing it down more?
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Put a lighter spring in the governor. That is how you slow a Economy down. It has been a while, but I believe you just have to remove the governor weights to get too the spring. Dave
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That makes sense, I take it you just match one up from something else?
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Default Re: 1914 Economy 5E changing speed

Valve spring from an old Briggs 4 or 5 s will do nicely. Find a mower or small engine repair guy and he might just give you a couple. First you might take out the old one and see if there any washers under it and remove them. The washers were used to adjust the speed at the factory. Good luck !
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I have just gone down to the hardware store and got one about the same diameter, but a lot lighter. Dave
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