I have one. Unfortunately, I don't quite understand what your getting at? Can you elaborate a little more? I can do what I can to help... I've been off this site for quite awhile so posting pictures may have changed..I dunno but I'll try to help you. I'm going to guess that the rod does go through the spring but tomorrow after work I'll try to remember to check mine. Mines in really good shape and original so I doubt its been modified...not by me anyways.Does the spring coil wrap around the governor rods before hooking to the ends? In other words, does the rod insert through the spring coil? If someone that has a running mower could post a picture of this area, it would be most helpful. Thanks.