MZ Pneumatic Governors

 
By 13 August 2014
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This unit, shown in cross-section in Fig. 5-31, uses a flap, or butterfly, valve (4) as a variable venturi. A tube bleeds vacuum from the edge of the valve to the left or lowpressure side of the diaphragm housing. A second tube brings filtered air at atmospheric pressure to the right side of the housing. The spring-loaded diaphragm (8) separates these two halves of the housing and connects to the fuel rack.

The flap valve is free to pivot in response to incoming air velocity. At low engine speeds the valve positions itself as shown in the drawing. All air entering the engine must accelerate and squeeze past the obstruction created by the edge of the valve and the vacuum-line connection. The diaphragm responds to the resulting depression by moving toward the left, or low-pressure, side of the housing. Fuel delivery is reduced. If the engine decelerates as when encountering a load, vacuum drops and the diaphragm shifts toward the right to increase fuel flow.

At wide-open throttle, the velocity of incoming air pivots the flap valve full open. Sensing the low level of vacuum, the diaphragm shifts to the right, extending the rack

The governor also includes the mechanism shown in Fig. 5-32 that reduces fuel delivery at idle. As the diaphragm moves to its extreme leftward position, it brings the stop lever (6) to bear against the stop bolt (5). This action compresses the balance spring (11) and displaces the rack (7) toward the no-fuel position. As engine speed increases, the diaphragm moves to the right. The balance spring mechanism moves with it, away from the stop lever. Once clear of the lever, the spring has nothing to react against and is out of the circuit.