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On a 7.5HP Gamefisher motor, the screws that hold the

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On a 7.5HP Gamefisher motor, the screws that hold the carburator plate came loose and the plate slid in. How can I tell where the plate was positioned originally to secure it back? Are there any reference point I can measure from?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
Hello,Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is Joe and I will be happy to assist you with your concern today. Can you provide the complete model number please. Thanks,Joe
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
Can you identify which part you are referring to for me in this diagram: http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/00012221-00007.png
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No diagram came through with your message.
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
Try this link please: http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/00012221-00007.png Thanks,Joe
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's actually the cam that mounts under the flywheel and makes contact with the carburator. It is not shown in your diagram but am guessing it makes contact with part #1. The cam screws have come loose and it has slid back and I am trying to put it back in the correct position.
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
How about this diagram http://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-part/217586752/0247/1305320/00012221/00008.html Or here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-part/217586752/0247/1305320/00012221/00006.html Part 1 you referred to should be the throttle arm that controls the throttle blade. I just want to be sure we are both on the same part. Thanks,Joe
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its the second diagram part # ***** cam
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
You will most likely need to remove the recoil, shroud, magneto, etc in order to access the throttle cam and re-secure it. Normally it should never have had the screws come loose. this is unless you can correctly place it and secure it otherwise which looking at the pictures does not seem possible which I am sure is why you are wondering how to re-secure it. I think that is what you were looking for.Thank you!- Joe Please rate my answer when ready. Bonusesare appreciated. If for any reason you are not satisfied please reply back to me for further assistance to which I will be glad to help you. If you have any problems for any reason please reply back and let me know.Thanks again for using justanswer and have a great day! If you need any further assistance you can reply back at any time for my help.I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have even if not related.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The cam has an adjustment on each end secured by a screw. There is approximately 1/2" of travel for each side. Where should the cam be set for a starting point?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please open my question up to other experts. Thanks.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** will assist you if you still require assistance with the engine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Did you get the part reattached to the arm yet, or is it still off?
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
My great apologies for not getting back to you. When it is adjusted it should be so that they are synced together and only slightly starts to open with throttle, have you already got it adjusted or do you still need help? Thanks,Joe
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do you adjust each side?
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
When it is adjusted it should be so that they are synced together and only slightly starts to open with throttle, with slight throttle you should not have them move until a slightly more advanced throttle. Thanks,Joe