Currently working on an ex-Start-O-Matic 6/1 engine.
After 2 years have managed to release the piston, but the governor
mechanism is also seized. I imagined that the best way to free it off
would be to remove the cam shaft end cover to gain access to the moving
parts of the governor.
On removing the two securing nuts, the end cover remains immovable - I
can see a bit of movement on one side only (presumably the cover
deforming) if I hammer a fox wedge into the small gap adjacent to the
fuel pump mount, but it is tight on the side where the governor
operating rod goes into the end cover.
David Edgington's instruction book does not go into details of removal
of this part, and the parts diagram is not very helpful with regards to
what mates with what on the inside.
Does anybody have experience of removing the cam shaft end cover to
provide any guidance?
Ta, from a chilly West Sussex,
18 years ago