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Did you sand the crankshaft so cover will slide easily over the shaft? Do you have the engine model numbers? Typically the cover should pull off. The governor shaft may be stuck in the cover and not slipping out.
It won't come out with out removing the generator!
with the armature shaft attached to the crankshaft, it has to be removed, as the cover has to slide over the crankshaft. The crankshaft won't come out, as it has a connecting rod attached to it and the front flywheel. To do what you are trying to do, first move is always to remove the generator and pull the armature from the crankshaft! Sorry.
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