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Pulled carerator to clean ,put back on and engin run wide open , think one of the is missing

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Check to make sure the governor was reconnected it will be a arm that goes behind the adjustment plate that's acts as a support for the barb it will have a spring and can come lose easily trying to install the carb if it comes lose the engine will run wiled and race hope this helps

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