Thanks so much for the response my friends. As I wrote in my last post, the engine has been re-installed and fine tuned (valve clearance once warmded up). It is running very smoothly.
BTW-there is no way that the governor just flew apart and destroyed the gears (and it was the cam-gear not the crank-gear). As far as I can tell from all of the parts, the cam-gear may have had a hair-line fracture from the previously damaged and violently vibrating crank-shaft/bushings. Once re-installed, the engine ran smoothly for about an hour then the gear
opened up and flung sections of itself into the governor and crank -gear.
I have a parts engine on hand now(purchased through this forum for $300 US). It had all of the components to repair mine. This engine is of the 1974 era, but has only seen about 100 hrs of actual service
, as it was stored away in a shed for 30 years.
Now we get to enjoy the last few weeks of the season (Ontario Canada
- we lift
out the boats for winter storage
in October). Thanks again.
"If it was easy, everyone would do it!"