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'64 Landlord added to my roster

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Hello Everyone: I was at an auction over the weekend and picked up a nice '64 landlord with a snowblower for $150.00. I even got a binder full of 1964 Simplicity brochures/manuals with the tractor. It even had the original bill of sale for the snowblower in the package $170.00. Of course I already have four Simplicitys in the garage (6118,627,718H,W), but how do you pass up such a good looking old piece of iron. I just love the look of the early 60's simplicitys, especially the headlights and the S on the grill. I got her home and changed oil etc. and fired it up. It runs but I think I need to do a little adjusting on the carb. I am having trouble figuring out how the throttle adjustment works on the tractor. Or if the throttle control is actually a governor control. It seems to rev up way too high, to the point where the engine sounds like it will take off, so I have to choke it to get her to settle down. Can someone please explain to me how the throttle/governor etc. work and some tips on getting her to smooth out. Thanks, GR-Made

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BradW
On the rod the throttle cable attaches to, there is a nut on top of the rod and a nut on the bottom, with a tach measure how fast the engine runs at full throttle to see how much lower the RPM has to go, then, the nut on the battom part of the rod can be screwed upward to lower the max RPM, using a tach, see how much you need to screw the nut upward, then keep doing this till the desired 3600 RPM is achieved. I had a B-112 and the throttle cable broke and it was running so fast I had a steady flame coming out of the exhaust, I finished my one round that way but that's not the way to go, good luck on your "new" "old" Simplicity,-BradW

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Just to add a little to what Brad said. Check the bolt that holds the governor lingage to the block to make sure that the governor is not frozen up. Sometimes this bolt will even come loose and then the governor can't settle that old engine down either. I have had a 64 Landlord for about 18 years now and really have enjoyed it well I still do. Almost everything with those first AC's and Simplicity's from the 700 on up was made super strong. Best of luck and what a find for sure, >>->happyjack<-<<

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