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Ford 300 industrial velocity governors

Discussion in 'Generators/Gensets' started by mattyt1984, Feb 28, 2022.

  1. mattyt1984

    mattyt1984 Well-Known Member

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    I need a governor on my 300 Ford industrial which powers a chipper. It originally had a belt driven but I've found these cost about 1000 dollars. I came across velocity governor for 80 dollars. How do these work? I just need engine to run at about ,3000 to 3500 rpm but when it gets under load it increases the fuel.
     
  2. BobCatBob

    BobCatBob Senior Member

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    The governor (called a Hoof Governor) is controlled by air speed…..it can be adjusted with a screw on top. I’ve had hit or miss luck with them (the internal spring can be shot/rusted or gummed up). I recently added an electronic RPM rev limiter on an Industrial Ford 1.6L….works like a charm.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/PNX-600
     
  3. Tyler d4c

    Tyler d4c Senior Member

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    Go find your local combine junk yard most all the old ones that used a gas engine had the givener you need on them a 4400 deere comes to mind.
     
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  4. icestationzebra

    icestationzebra Senior Member

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    Inherently these differ in their method as one limits air/fuel and one shuts of the ignition. Obviously cutting ignition briefly when someone doesn't make a shift early enough isn't a big deal, but would this be OK when ridding the rev limiter for minutes at a time? Wouldn't this lead to burning fuel in the exhaust manifold? Plus it isn't adding fuel to deal with RPM droop.

    I see this kit with a digital controller and actuator - would this work? I have no experience with these.
    https://www.amazon.com/Knowtek-Set-...7e6916&pd_rd_wg=WFbe9&pd_rd_i=B083K6Y3C4&th=1

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  5. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

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    I use that style governor all the time but that one on Amazon is a Chinese copy. The real deal is made by Governors America Corp, see if you can find a dealer near you for the genuine article. They are good but take some fiddling to set up, and if you are not into governor theory you might want to throw it away before you succeed.