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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:03 PM

I'm starting a new thread on my 1975 MF16 grass cutter.

It's main job will be to cut the grass.

Tractor is pretty much factory stock, no options on it.

 

Pictures of when I got it.

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Pictures of it now with the mower deck.

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Original thread and story of what was done up to this point to make it work as a grass cutter.

http://gardentractor...ther-1975-mf16/

 


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:08 PM

:thumbs: Looks like it did a nice job cutting.

Now that you've got that going, what's next?


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:14 PM

:thumbs: Looks like it did a nice job cutting.

Now that you've got that going, what's next?

 

Still needs some fine tuning, I want to get it working really good so it can be a dependable reliable turn key tractor for cutting the grass.



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Doug, It's doing a nice job mowing and I bet you are happy to have it earning it's keep. glad you have got it to this point! :thumbs:


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Tonight I spent a some time trying to fine tune the motor and got it running better.

 

1 - Governor I wasn't happy with the way it was working, didn't seem to want to hold the engine rpms steady at high speed so I searched the manual and found that I DID NOT have the initial governor adjustment done right, once I set that the way the manual says it works great.

Got the laser tach, set the high + low rpms and the mixtures, tried it a bit and it's much better.

Also I found that the throttle wouldn't hold at high rpm because the cable would slip back, wouldn't stay at high speed so I squeezed the control rivet with large vise-grips and now it holds position.

 

2 - Fuel pump is n/g, not pumping anything, right now it's gravity feed but I'm going to get a new one for it so when I cut grass going uphill the carb gets fuel for sure.

 

3 - Charging circuit I put a regulator in it and now the battery charges like it's suppose to.

 

4 - Starter solenoid is not so good, sometimes it works and some times it doesn't, so I have to get another one.

 

Gonna take some time but sooner or later I'll get all the bugs out of this thing.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:52 PM

 

 

1 - Governor I wasn't happy with the way it was working, didn't seem to want to hold the engine rpms steady at high speed so I searched the manual and found that I DID NOT have the initial governor adjustment done right, once I set that the way the manual says it works great.

 

 

 

Which manual? Kohler or MF?

 

Sounds like you're getting it tuned pretty good. :thumbs:



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:57 PM

Which manual? Kohler or MF?

 

Sounds like you're getting it tuned pretty good. :thumbs:

 

Kohler for the governor setting

 

MF for the idle speed, they say 2200rpm and at that speed the tractor doesn't shake very much compared to a bit higher or lower.


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Sat on this thing tonight again for 2hrs cutting grass, works good, lots of power and runs smooth and steady.

Seems the more I use it the better it gets, working all the bugs out of it.


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 09:08 PM

It's paying you back, for all the attention you've been giving it.  :thumbs:


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 11:55 PM

You are going to love that puppy for cutting grass.



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Posted August 02, 2013 - 09:01 PM

Thanks for the thread, I'm enjoying the reading on this MF.

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 08:07 AM

Me too! Great thread! I learned alot.



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Posted September 15, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Today I blew the motor cutting grass.  :mad2:

I was cutting long grass for about 45 minutes when it started making funny, unusual noise, then the motor slowed up and you could hear it working really hard, I stopped moving, backed up a bit to take some of the load off the engine from the mower deck but it was still running slow and hitting hard, then a one last funny noise and it slowed to a stop.

I cranked it over, sounds like no compression, I removed the spark plug cranked it over again, the exhaust valve goes up and down but no air comes out the spark plug hole.

I don't think the piston is moving.

So now it QUIETLY sits.

 

Always something goes bad when things are going good.


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Sorry to hear it Doug.
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Posted September 15, 2013 - 10:25 PM

So Sorry to hear that Doug, I hope it just lost the rod and didn't damage anything else in the block.

 

Maybe you better unload the JD216 and just bring me MF16 instead. I'll take a look and see what's wrong with it. I can keep it down here for you where it's warm, it will like that.


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