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I just joined your forum, now that the last decent small engine guy in my town retired on orders from his better half, and I gotta fix my own construction equipment after work. Sorry for the bad spelling, poor grammer and redundant questions asked and answered before.
I inherited a sweet little plate compactor powered by a Honda GX 120 5.5 hp engine. The problem is that every employee of the previous owners company had a go at getting the engine to run before it got droped off at my garage, headed to the scrap heap. The engine runs as long as I jockey the governor rod. If I dont it dies. It will idle. That was all the confirmation I needed. It runs and has been deemed salvagable. I have purchased what Honda calls the "control assembly". It looks like what was there (scrap parts left by previous user/owner) from the factory. My problem lies with the governor control arm and an the" governor control rod and spring" along with the "throttle return spring". The exploded views at Jacks Small Engines are nice for counting part numbers and such, but tell me nothing about the location of the attachment points for the spring. In fact to add to the confussion, there is a # 1 and # 2 stamped on the governor control arm next to holes that appear 1/2 down the arm. I cant even imagine what those are for. Needless to say all the springs and rod were missing when I got it. If I left out pertenant info please shout out.
ps. Is there a spell check button hiding some place, it makes me look smarter!!!
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