Hello all. I have come back to the club to ask if anyone could help. I had quite a long string on another post regarding the same machine but this is not totally related to that.
My issue is I have still got a mower which has a Tecumseh/ Aspera engine, built as I have been advised before 1970 and I spent a while stripping and re building it a few years ago.
I have not had reason to use it much, though when I do, it seems to be to cut rough and sometimes tall grass and brush, which may not be the best use of such a machine with an old engine.
I have found, when I have used it, that it takes a lot of starting (I have to admit that the recoil starter is missing as it broke and I could not fix it so I start it with a drill and socket driving the retaining bolt on the top of the drive shaft), but once started it runs seemingly OK but only when the throttle is left mid range on the control. If you push the said control as far forward as it will go the revs don't drop (the kill switch connection is disconnected as it won't run at all with it attached to the spade it should slide onto). If, however, you try and pull the throttle control back, beyond the mid range as described it starts to rev really quickly and there seems to be no regulation of it's revs at all. If you push the throttle slightly forward again the revs drop and it runs as before. Now, when I did the re build I did fit a new carb, Delorto, but I have no idea if I set ip up correctly. When I stripped the internals of the crank/ drive down, I have no idea if I set the governor up correctly, I think I have noticed the outer governor arm does not seem to be pulling on the spring but, because it's behind the cowling, it can't be viewed when in normal use.
I'd appreciate some pointers to see if I can get this running better, if possible. I would also be interested if it would be worth offering this machine to someone who could give it not only a more educated ifx up but a new home as I will not have storage for the long term soon.
Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from someone.
P.S. if you want to see it running, use this link to see on Youtube.