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In free air it will hit the governor very quickly, in an ideal world you would adjust the carb under full load, as you will not have the kit to do that, i would lean off till the governor comes in and in a touch more, try in a good size log, under full load it should not hit the governor, as you ease off then yes the governor comes in, you can check the spark plug colour after a few cuts to make sure she is not running too lean, hope all this makes sense.

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12 hours ago, adw said:

In free air it will hit the governor very quickly, in an ideal world you would adjust the carb under full load, as you will not have the kit to do that, i would lean off till the governor comes in and in a touch more, try in a good size log, under full load it should not hit the governor, as you ease off then yes the governor comes in, you can check the spark plug colour after a few cuts to make sure she is not running too lean, hope all this makes sense.

By "governor" I am taking it you are talking about that brass carb rev limiter screw plug as fitted to my 181SE......the one all tuners blank off as it makes max revs around 8,500rpm and give you a saw that is boggy and useless??

I have never seen one on a 385 or 390 - only done a small number of 385s but just set them to 500rpm of max revs, same as most ported saws I do - they can take more but I like to build in a bit of headroom to my builds so they won't go pop if they see a little air leak of slightly less oil etc.

Same as with coil rev limiters - take the carb H screw to just where the limiter starts kicking in.

 

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4 hours ago, spudulike said:

By "governor" I am taking it you are talking about that brass carb rev limiter screw plug as fitted to my 181SE......the one all tuners blank off as it makes max revs around 8,500rpm and give you a saw that is boggy and useless??

I have never seen one on a 385 or 390 - only done a small number of 385s but just set them to 500rpm of max revs, same as most ported saws I do - they can take more but I like to build in a bit of headroom to my builds so they won't go pop if they see a little air leak of slightly less oil etc.

Same as with coil rev limiters - take the carb H screw to just where the limiter starts kicking in.

 

I assumed the limiter in the coil was what was mean by governor.

 

Thanks both, when I get to use/run it a bit more I'll have another crack at adjusting it, probably won't be for a while as my hernias are causing a bit of pain at the moment.

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6 hours ago, spudulike said:

By "governor" I am taking it you are talking about that brass carb rev limiter screw plug as fitted to my 181SE......the one all tuners blank off as it makes max revs around 8,500rpm and give you a saw that is boggy and useless??

I have never seen one on a 385 or 390 - only done a small number of 385s but just set them to 500rpm of max revs, same as most ported saws I do - they can take more but I like to build in a bit of headroom to my builds so they won't go pop if they see a little air leak of slightly less oil etc.

Same as with coil rev limiters - take the carb H screw to just where the limiter starts kicking in.

 

No Steve not the old vibration governor, i meant the ignition governor/limiter, these machines have the blue unit, cant remember now what they were limited too, that's what old age and furlough has done to me. I always let them hit the governor, sorry limiter, and lean off a shade more.

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OK, around about what I do then, make the carb rich, follow the increase in revs until you see the limiter kick in and sends your tach all over the place......not heard it called a governor but may be your age;), I usually refer to it as a limited coil or rev limiter!

The way to handle furlough is to work out how much money you are saving by not going out and spending it on alcohol!!! Works for me:thumbup:

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42 minutes ago, spudulike said:

 

The way to handle furlough is to work out how much money you are saving by not going out and spending it on alcohol!!! Works for me:thumbup:

Sounds good,  prolly ought to make a deduction for alcohol consumed at home. ... luckily for me its home brew cider which cost next to zero (can't be arsed to factor in capital expenditure).... hic....

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