I got this MF8H off member DH1 in Dec. 2011.
Serial # 1590507128, makes it a 1974 I believe.
Engine is a Tecumseh HM80-155019A 4267R
I had it in the shop in May/Jun this year, and fixed up
most of the mechanical issues, which weren't many.
Primarily, the carb, and the seized hydra control cable.
A few weeks ago, I brought it back into the shop, and tore
it down in between working on the MF8E and dealing with
mother nature. Getting the steering wheel off, took 3 days
with the puller, and PB Blaster.
I only tore it down far enough, so I could get at everything for scraping, sanding,
priming and painting access. Sure is a lot of parts on these guys. I think more
than any other in this series of MF.
Of the 20 or so I've had my hands on, this is the first one I've had, where the
dash is intact. No cracks, or broke off mounting tabs. Exciting.
I've got all the rest of the parts degreased, decals removed, and any repairs
that needed doing, finished. Now I'm waiting for this "Polar Vortex" to settle
down a bit, so I can sand blast and carry on.