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#46 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Doug, I think that fan has to be free, and should come off. Maybe just a

burr holding it.

To me, it looks like that "plug" in the hole, is the broken set screw. (prt # 63)

I'd try to push that u-joint off. May scratch the spline a bit, but that can be filed

clean pretty easily. Use lots of oil.

 

 

 

The fan is free, moving it to the rear blocks view of the hole.

 

I think might be like you say, "broken set screw", I think the only thing that set screw does is hold the fan in place.

When the motor/driveshaft is all mounted the yoke can't move forward/backward without the engine moving same way.


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 07:42 PM

Yes Doug, I think you're right there. The shaft floating between the engine, and

pump, on those splines, makes sense.

 

I think, at this point, all you need is a bigger hammer.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Ordered an engine kit for this thing today and started working on my other MF16, putting it back together.


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 08:57 PM

Today I put the engine kit in hoping to tighten it up inside and make it run better.

I also tried to fix the starter, the one I have has 1 broken tooth on the drive gear and is stiff to turn buy hand. I got a new drive gear kit and bushing/brush kit for the motor. When I took it apart found the magnets loose and broken so this one I can't fix, now I have to buy a new starter motor.

 

I got the engine installed and hooked up, took the starter off of my other MF16 and used it on the one. This one started up almost right away and ran smooth.

There is a  ratting noise coming from the muffler, I noticed when the engine was out the muffler rattled, surprising that it's not loud, you would think that with loose parts inside it would be noisy.

The exhaust on the MF16 is a stupid design IMO, the exhaust blows right on the front tire, I prefer a settup where it exits forward, away from the driver.

The wiring on this tractor is a disaster, had to by-pass everything to get spark. It needs a new wiring harness that I have to make.

 

I also went through the mower deck and got serviced so it can be used, biggest problem was the belt tensioner pivot was seized, that's all freed up and working now. I have 2 mule drives for the deck, the one that looks the best had the belt tensioner assembled wrong and when I tried to fix it I broke it. So I used the other one after swaping over the 2 pulleys, put all the best parts into one.

 

I hoping by next weekend I can use this for what I want and that is a grass cutter.

This tractor is not all painted up nice and pretty but if I can get it in good working order without butchering anything I'll be happy.

 

Things to do.

Get a new starter.

Rewire the whole tractor.

Fix the shifter brake for the Hydro control.

Plus ???


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Posted July 09, 2013 - 09:05 PM

Today it cut grass, the first time in who knows how long this tractor actually did something useful.

 

I found 2 shorts in the wiring and some kind of cobbled together regulator from ???.

Repaired the short circuits, one being the Amp Meter and got most of it working right.

Right now it has no regulator, have to see if I can find one in my mess of parts or buy a new one, I got 35volts or more AC off the charging coils so there OK just need to get a regulator installed, then some lights and it's done.

 

Motor seems to run good, no smoke at all, still need to set the RPMs and fine tune the mixture.

 

As far as the mower deck goes it loads up the motor pretty good, all the bearings are noisy or rough, and all the idlers as well. I think I better get some new bearings in it as I don't think it's going to last.

The one belt off the crank is not so good either, worn and cuts in it, it turned on me tonight but didn't come off. I was cutting long heavy wet grass with it.

 

All in all it's coming together, at least I can cut some grass with it.

Man these things FLY in high gear at full throttle.


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Posted July 09, 2013 - 09:43 PM

 

Man these things FLY in high gear at full throttle.

 

Watch it, as they do the same speed in reverse! 


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 05:36 AM

That's good Doug. Glad you got it going.



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:47 PM

Being using this tractor as a grass cutter almost everyday now, working on getting the bugs out. Gave it a new seat and a steering wheel spinner.

Still a few things to do on it.

Anyway we all like pictures so here is it's current state.

002.jpg 003.jpg 004.jpg

 

I'm going to start a new thread on this one

 

http://gardentractor...f16-lawn-mower/

 

 


Edited by DH1, July 14, 2013 - 08:04 PM.

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Posted May 23, 2014 - 03:44 AM

Good morning Doug, I have the same MF16 just 500 less on the serial#. I am in need of a complete Breather assembly, the complete headlite assembly, and the steering wheel with centre cap if you're willing to part with any/all of these from this our another MF16? 



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Posted May 23, 2014 - 07:42 PM

I don't have a spare air filter assembly for the MF16 but I do have one for the MF14.

It's a smaller unit, same diameter just not as tall.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 07:00 AM

Good morning Doug,

 

Sorry, I must have missed your reply. Thx for your offer but I will wait out for the deeper MF16 Breather Cover.

 

Cheers,

John

 

 

 

I don't have a spare air filter assembly for the MF16 but I do have one for the MF14.

It's a smaller unit, same diameter just not as tall.






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