I've salvaged a GC160 and got it to run; as a safety measure, I just
filled the carborator.
When I first started her, she immediately went to a very high RPM.
Thinking I'd kill it before it damaged itself, I shut the choke. At
that time she settled down like a kitten.
Trying to discover why she ran away, I notice the throttle is held
wide open by what appears to be a governor.
Can anyone describe how the governor works on this small engine and
why it would allow her to go to such a high RPM? - Mike