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Posted April 30, 2013 - 12:58 AM

I sold my craftsman 21 hp lawn tractor today and delivered it to a lady. while at her place she told me her old tractor died thats why she needed another. I asked her what kind of tractor it was and she didnt know. I asked her to see it and offered to buy it if it was anything interesting. When I got behind the barn there was what I think a 1975 MF 14! I asked how much and she said it was dead and there was nothing she could do to get it to run so she sold it to me for 100$ :) I drove to my brothers place and we hooked a new battery to it and the engine turned but no spark... I figure that a new coil and a few tests will get the electrical problem solved.

 

I got home kind of late and im leaving for work in the morning. ill be gone for a week but when im back ill post some pics for you guys to help me identify it.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 01:02 AM

You are so lucky!   I would take that deal anytime. Congrats.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 04:08 AM

Sounds like you made a good deal.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:05 AM

Sounds like a deal worth grabbing, for the price :thumbs:


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:41 AM

You lucky dog! Good luck getting it going!


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:09 AM

This sounds like the start of a beautiful friendship. The 14 is a very capable machine.
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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:16 AM

Thanks guys, I couldnt leave you hanging for a week so I got up early to get a few snapshots.

I hope to be able to fix it up ;)

Heres the beast: Serial No is  MF 14 1944004275 engine K321S

Ill be looking for a brake pedal, a coil and a whole lot of elbow grease. is there a 3 pt capability on this kind of tractor? My brther has a mf12 and he has a hydraulic lift in the rear but this 14 doesnt!?!

 

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:29 AM

thanks for the pics. looks like a really nice mf14 your got there and at a great price too. good luck on ur work trip


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:43 AM

It has potential! Best of luck with it!


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Nice find on a nice classic gt. Looks like it is in decent shape.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:11 AM

Thanks guys, I hopr to be able to fix it up ;)

Heres the beast:

 

You'll get it going, I guarantee it.  Kohler's are easy to work on most of the time, and when they are right they are one of the strongest starting and easiest running engines around.

 

No spark tells me to check the simple things first.  The new coil (battery ignition) you could get from an auto parts store for an Andrew Jackson or so. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 10:00 AM

That was a great deal. Thanks for the pics!!!


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Wow! great deal. Well worth putting some money into that tractor. Very capable machine! Congrats!


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 09:40 PM

That is a great buy! One thing I would check for the no spark is the points, they are on the side of the engine. Both of my 14's had no spark this spring due to points needed cleanded up and the gap set.


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 02:05 AM

Thanks for the encouragement guys. The work trip went quite well but  missed home and the MF was constantly on me mind :)

I will be checking points soon and if they send current or have the right OHM ill change the coil. Anyone has a part number or brand to recomend?







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