Massey Ferguson Mf7 New Project
Posted June 02, 2012 - 04:03 PM
- jstiteler said thank you
Posted June 02, 2012 - 07:13 PM
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Posted June 18, 2012 - 05:52 AM
Just my 2 cents.
Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:57 PM
I'm currently in the process of repowering one of the MF-7s to a Tecumseh 9 hp OHV---I'll start a post and put pictures in shortly.
I couldn't get my H70 to run--it would rotate twice and then hang up for a moment... spins free without spark plug and was getting spark but could never get it to pop over, even with carb cleaner sprayed in the spark plug hole.
The MF7 wiith the bigger engine runs, but the engine is tired... I've let my mom use it for her lawn around the house and she loves it--it's very nimble with a sharp turning radius--that's why I'm repowering one of them.
If anyone has a mower deck that fits the MF7 or MF8, let me know, one of the machines doesn't have a deck and I'd like to get one and use it on MY lawn.
Posted June 23, 2012 - 01:22 AM
Posted June 23, 2012 - 04:37 PM
- Utah Smitty said thank you
Posted July 01, 2012 - 10:29 PM
I have some sea foam, will give it a try. I can run this mower around the yard for hours with no problems except for the throttle adjustment. I have no up or down throttle???? It seems to be set at 1 spot and that it. Whe I come to a stop it is running to fast and you can't slow it down. Utah Said he may have some parts for me off of one of his old engines. I would like to go back to what I believe is original set up on linkage to the carb. This may solve my throttle condition.
I have a 10 hp Tec. with a walbro carb. that was acting the same as your 7. A friend of mine suggested running a couple of tanks of higher octane fuel with sea foam additive through it to clean out the gum build up in the jets. Figured what the heck it's worth a try. About 2/3rds through the second tank the engine started to smooth out. By the 3rd tank of fuel she was running smooth as silk. These small engines just don't seem to like the ethanol additive that's in the fuel.
Just my 2 cents.
- IamSherwood said thank you
Posted July 16, 2012 - 05:37 AM
Changed carb, problem solved. It acted like it was running lean. Wouldn't come down off
high throttle. I still think that the problem was a cracked carb, but I haven't got around to testing
it for that. Can you get your hands a known working carb, and try it?
Posted July 17, 2012 - 06:01 AM
Posted April 05, 2015 - 02:00 PM
Well its been a long time since I posted anything here about my Massey Ferguson 7. I decided to tear her down this winter and do a restoration of somewhat. Not every nut and bolt came off but I will show you the progress as I went and where I am at. I stripped it down to the frame, but did not take everything off underneath.
Posted April 05, 2015 - 02:11 PM
I Cleaned everything really well then primed it all. I used rust. auto primer paint. I had ordered paint off the internet but when I got it I was not happy with the colors so I took a loss and sent it back and went to the Massey Ag dealer and got the original colors from them. I took photos of all the decals for later reference for proper location.
Posted April 05, 2015 - 02:20 PM
After I painted the dash and the front grill black I painted the frame. My mower came with the foot pads as a option and it had the asphalt type slip pads. I carefully removed these and reused them. spray painted them black and used an automotive emblem glue to put them back on.
- KennyP and Sawdust have said thanks