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#76 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 05:38 PM

Awesome job on this project. Not because I'm a MF fan but I believe once you put the colors together on these they bark more than any other GT out there. A GT to be proud of & thanks for sharing your project with us.

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 09:15 PM

Looks fantastic. Great job.

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 06:12 AM

That looks very nice! I hope you get the throttle issue figured out soon.

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 09:33 PM

Looks Great :)

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Posted December 30, 2015 - 08:36 PM


Looking around I found this thread. A lot of the same things I am going through. Very nice restoration! It looks

awesome! That issue with the carb and not idling sounds like mine. I will be reviewing this several time in detail. Thanks for posting the good pictures.

One thing I seen is that the hood has the area of the flange removed at the engine shroud. The M7 I bought for a parts tractor did not have that cut out?

A good shot of the gas tank.



Edited by Sugarmaker, December 30, 2015 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:48 AM

my guess is that that hood came from a 8 but other than the cut out its the same  the 8 required that for the taller motor.

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 04:18 PM

Well it has been a long time since I posted anything on the sight.  I must say I solved the throttle issue.  On the throttle there was a notch to limit the distance the throttle could move.  I ground off the notch and the throttle then moved top to bottom in the slot.  This allowed the cable to have more movement on the carb.  Also had new cable,  but all is working as should be now.  I have been asked to run this mower thru a parade leading a group of MF tractors.   A friend of mine has been wanting this mower for a while.  I took some more photos this year, and showed the mower last year at Portland gas and engine show.  Was able to get a photo of the son of the original owner sitting on the mower.  He was proud to see his dads mower on display. I might add I am looking for a  center cap to the steering wheel, has mf inside but the clear cover has turned yellow over the years and also would love a new gear shifter guide. the black has faded off and you can barely see the 1,2,3, r, on the aluminum piece, 

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Posted May 29, 2016 - 09:46 PM

Very Nice MF7!

Thanks for posting the pictures. This ma be what I need to get me started back on my MF 8 project!



Edited by Sugarmaker, May 29, 2016 - 09:50 PM.

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Posted July 29, 2016 - 09:29 AM

Excellent find for the price. You hardly ever see ont that the front hood lip isnt busted up.

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Posted July 29, 2016 - 05:59 PM

To fix your steering wheel cap go to You Tube and look for a video by Chris Fix on how to make your headlights look new again. Follow that same process on your steering cap. The important part is when you have it all smoothed out you spray it with Rustoleum clear coat enamel. It will say on the can that it will bond to plastic and it has UV inhibitors. Done properly this is a permanent fix. I did my '97 Taurus headlights and they looked brand new and stayed that way. It should work the same way on that plastic cap.

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Posted October 30, 2019 - 09:11 AM

Great Job! I just brought home a 60's/70 MF7 from our country house. Its been kicked around for almost 40 years (as far as we know) and I'm taking it home to give it a tune up and a fresh coat of paint. I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping you can help me with: 

1) What type of gear oil do you use in the transmission? 2) Have you put new mulching blades on it? 3) I've replaced the sheer pins on the blade adapters a few times. The best solution I have found so far is use hardened 5/16 bolts that I grind down and press into place. Is there a modern adapter I can substitute for the existing MF7 version? 

Any guidance would be a great help. 

NOTE: It's got a 80's Tecumseh engine on it which worked well once we got it start. I've tuned it so now it starts in two pulls. I've power washed and degreased the unit twice and I am now at disassembly. 

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