26/10/14. Governor Gunge

Dismantled, cleaned and wire brushed the governor parts. Painted them with red oxide primer. Attempted to remove the governor shaft and weights, but no joy. It is held in place by a taper pin which I cannot get to move. The pins in the governor weights are quite badly worn, and have significant flat spots on them. I need to remove them so I can spin them through 180 degrees  so the good side will act on the pin that pushes the governor rods. I have ordered a set of parallel and taper punches to attempt to drive out the taper pin.

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Gunge filled governor

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Cleaning the governor internals with paraffin and a toothbrush

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Resplendent in red oxide!

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