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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:15 PM

Hello,

Here are some recent pictures of the MF 14 I bought today. It looks like it will need lots of TLC.

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:24 PM

Looks like a diamond in the rough to me in overall pretty good shape. Looks like most of the rough is just cosmetic. A little sprucing up the cosmetics,change the maintenance items and you have a very nice tractor. I really like the those MF 14's. Makes me want another one...


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:34 PM

Pretty much complete. Glad to see that there aren't a bunch of missing pieces.

Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:50 PM

Looks like you've got a great starting point for your restoration! Is the cracked steering wheel common to the Massey's as the MF12 I picked up recently is cracked in the same places?


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 10:34 PM

It looks like it's just been neglected, not badly abused. I think you're right, it just needs some T.L.C. and you'll have a good tractor to play/work with. Guess I have trouble separating work and play, lol.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 11:21 PM

I'm sure glad you got this, you have had me nervous you were going to loose it. I never mentioned this but I have been watching this since it came up a month ago. The 14 & 16 are hard to find & most MF fans buy them regardless what shape there in for a restore or for parts. When you mentioned it last week I thought I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I got this. This is about an hours drive from me. Then you kept asking for info then you said you haven't bought it yet & I thought WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR ! It does need some work but nothing that can't be done. I would copy & paste the PO pic of the front, it looks so sad but happy now in your garage. Jump around on here & see what some of the others have started with....a lot worse than YOURS. I would take this diamond in the ruff totally apart & do it right. Your biggest advantage is your a part of GTT so you have plenty of help. Congratulations, now I can take this one off my list....joyfully.  :thumbs:


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:10 AM

I think you got a good deal and it's mostly all there. Just go thru it and you will have a great Gt. Just needs some TLC and it will look like new again. Congrats!!


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:10 AM

Great looking tractor, used but not used up.  :thumbs:

I'd start with the blown head gasket and try and patch that muffle then see how it runs, then move on from there.

Nice project, good luck with it :beerchug:


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:42 AM

Congratulations. Nice complete 14 you've got there.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 07:22 AM

That looks like a Cub muffler that's on it. Good luck with it.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Congratulations.  It looks pretty good.  Thanks for those nice photographs.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! I am very grateful to find an MF 14. I had to wait for better weather to pick it up, but it turned out to be a rather cold, snowy day(not what the forecast had originally said when I set up a pick up date). When I started looking it over, I found things I you couldn't see from the pictures on Craig's list. It was a bit discouraging, but I know that once it is restored, it will be better than any new garden tractor you can buy today. I hope you all don't mind questions, because I will probably have lots! 


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:52 PM

. I hope you all don't mind questions, because I will probably have lots! 

 

If we couldn't help you work on yours, we'd have to go out and buy our

own to work on. Much cheaper this way. :D


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 09:42 PM

Hello again,
How has anyone here repaired the plastic dash on one of these? Mine is cracked and missing bits of plastic on the bottom.

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:23 PM

Is the muffler suppose to have any other braces to support it besides where it bolts to the engine?




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