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Title: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: AUSDOK on 13 June, 2020, 04:14:46 pm
Hi a sunshine  5 hp followed me home today. It has a ML magneto which I don't think is original.  What magneto or magnetos where original please.  Also does anybody have a manual for the engine.  Regards Rudy
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: AUSDOK on 23 July, 2020, 04:55:57 pm
Hi finally got around to the sunshine. Sorted out the maggie and the fuel pump needed to be rebuilt .I have it running but it is a bit fast. In the manual there is a page on governing but it has been copied too many times and is not very readable.  If any one has a copy could you please send it to me regards Rudy
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: Eric Schulz on 24 July, 2020, 03:29:00 pm
You just need less spring tension against the conical governor weight.

Eric
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: AUSDOK on 24 July, 2020, 06:21:21 pm
Will give it a try thanks Eric.
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: AUSDOK on 02 August, 2020, 10:36:01 am
Hi had to remove flywheel as the cone was seized , after some heat and inox finally got it off. The shaft was badly corroded ,when checking the thread on the shaft it was a uns thread . a bit unusual . I welded the shaft and brought it back to specs. The shaft screws into the governing cam and on the engine side of the cam is a eccentric hole with 2 lobes . there is nothing inside this section, should there be something there as it makes no sense at present. If anybody has a picture of that area I would appreciate it, so I can get this engine finished. Thanks Rudy
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: AUSDOK on 02 August, 2020, 11:10:57 am
Here is the part I am talking about. Rudy
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: AUSDOK on 02 August, 2020, 11:11:28 am
Bugger no photo.  Rudy
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: AUSDOK on 02 August, 2020, 11:19:29 am
another try regards Rudy
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: winchester on 06 August, 2020, 05:16:03 pm
I would very much like assist you but I dont quite understand what your asking , yes I can provide a picture but will it help you ?
I am surprised that no one has come to your aid as yet. I have 5 HP engine ,have not run it for some time but with a little bit of work it will I am sure run . I built it from a box of parts and the governor was an interesting one.
Title: Re: Sunshine 5hp
Post by: AUSDOK on 07 August, 2020, 06:52:41 am
Hi thanks for the post. I  am being assisted by sunshine man who has been providing me mith lots of valuable information. Hopefully have most of the issues resolved  a d will have it sorted. Thanks Rudy