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Tecumseh 4.5hp small engine

How do I align the camshaft/flywheel when reassembling? And the small plastic "banjo looking piece" on the bottom of the camshaft,which I assume is the oil pump for it,is tapered on one side,does that side face the bottom or up towards the camshaft?

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The crank gear has a marked tooth and the cam has a mark between two of the teeth - the other piece is the govener gear which meshes on the cam - it must be aligned so it contacts the gov arm - without a mod # im not sure which style gov gear you have . there is no oil pump in an engine of that size

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