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Posted April 02, 2010 - 09:35 PM

nice work! how did you like that honda clone? I might need a repower for my MF10, so that might be a possibility.

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Posted April 02, 2010 - 10:11 PM

I'm curious how the clone compares to HH120 - power/performance wise.

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 04:05 PM

Here it is with HH120 back in place, runs good, no difference in driving it around, both engines had the same size pulley for the Hydro trans. so there is no difference. Was able to find the original ignition key switch, and got it all hooked up proper except for the regulator which I have to get, right now it runs without one. Starter/generator is used to crank it over for now.

IMO if your thinking of putting a Honda clone in, for the money you will spend, rebuild the HH engine.

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 07:31 PM

i just bought a 13 hp from princess auto the same one that you did and i noticed that you said that the altenator on it is not strong enough for the lights is there any sugestions for a small altenator to run lights and other small things. i was toldd that a small tracker altenator would work great but i am looking for somthing smaller.

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 07:45 PM

Hi The alternator that comes with the princes auto 13hp engine is a trickle charge enough to keep the battery charged up, you can still use the lights you just have to remember that your draining the battery. I thought of putting like you say a small car alternator on, space is a problem, there might be enough room in front of the engine, on the frame, behind the grill, same spot they put the belt driven hyd. pump for factory lift.

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 07:57 PM

I think the honda clones are great for a cheaper repower but nothing looks better in them then the Tecumseh, although I must say a Kohler wouldn't look bad in the space either :D

Looks great Doug.

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 08:03 PM

I think the honda clones are great for a cheaper repower but nothing looks better in them then the Tecumseh, although I must say a Kohler wouldn't look bad in the space either :D

Looks great Doug.


:ditto: I agree with you, this one gets a restoration next winter.

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 09:06 PM

In that case, i'll keep all my HH blocks that ive collected as backups for rebuilds. They definately look better with the Tecumsehs in them, thats for sure!

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 09:58 PM

i just bought a 13 hp from princess auto the same one that you did and i noticed that you said that the altenator on it is not strong enough for the lights is there any sugestions for a small altenator to run lights and other small things. i was toldd that a small tracker altenator would work great but i am looking for somthing smaller.



If you could find L.E.D lights to fit your tractor they draw a lot less juice and the clones alternator may be able to keep up with them.

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 10:09 PM

If you could find L.E.D lights to fit your tractor they draw a lot less juice and the clones alternator may be able to keep up with them.


:ditto: Good idea, I never thought of that.

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Posted April 04, 2010 - 08:01 AM

I've been saying that all along, rebuild a great engine, don't waste your money on cheap foreign junk

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Posted April 04, 2010 - 09:37 AM

I've been saying that all along, rebuild a great engine, don't waste your money on cheap foreign junk


I agree. Plus I enjoy rebuilding engines! Of the restoration process, the mechanical repair part is what I like the most.

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Posted October 03, 2010 - 07:27 PM

Haven't really used this tractor much since the snow, had the tiller on it in the spring, now since my 3 wheeler is down this one has taken over the job of main grass cutter.
It does the job fine with the HH120 engine back in it. Grass is winding down now but still 2 or 3 more cuts to go.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 03:49 PM

Video of the 67 MF12 and it's homemade 4ft snow plow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoKOgqPKj9I

Edited by DH1, December 19, 2010 - 04:51 PM.
posted the video a better way


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Posted December 19, 2010 - 04:43 PM

That's a great video Doug,thanks for sharing it.Also,nice looking MF.




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