Posted January 10, 2011 - 06:50 PM
I bought it for $250 knowing it had a blown engine. It looks like it had been stored inside all of it's life. all the origanal tires hold air. one thing i noticed was that the shoot for the snowblower is missing haredly any pant wich means its barely been used. all the belts on the snowblower look like new too. I have completely taken the engine apart and found that the rod was wore. I have boughten a rod for it already and plan to rebuild the engine and put it back into the tractor.
One thing i noticed was the block was made of alluminum and not cast iron. is this right?
I also noticed that it has the speed rduction kit on it. Is that rare?
Is the snowblower rare? i have seen way more 10's and 12's with origanal snow blowers than i have seen 7's and 8's.
last, Did i get a good deal? I would have probaly never bought it if i didn't see the snowblower.
Thanks for any help!!
Posted January 10, 2011 - 07:02 PM
Posted January 10, 2011 - 07:03 PM
I think the Tec engines that were on the 7's & 8's were aluminum units. I have been told they were a lighter duty engine than the larger units.
Please continue to share pics of the restoration. I also look forward to seeing it blowing snow some day.
Thanks for sharing - Alan
Posted January 10, 2011 - 07:14 PM
MF7s came with Tecumseh H70 engines aluminum block no cast iron liner they don't last. Years ago I had a MF7Hydra and I put a new short block H70 in it and it was pretty good with the new engine. HM80 or HM100 would be the ones to put in it, these engines are bigger displacement and have cast iron liner.
MF7s and early MF8s 3 speeds, had single belt to the trany, later model 8s had 2 belts to the trany and that's were the speed reduction comes from, just reverse the center pulley and you have speed reduction.
MF7,8 snow blower being rare??? I don't really know they are around.
The ARCO Parts Books are the best source for info on these they show all the variations and changes in tractors and attachments.
Posted January 10, 2011 - 07:49 PM
- MH81 and cranecreekdave have said thanks
Posted January 10, 2011 - 09:03 PM
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Posted January 10, 2011 - 10:19 PM
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Posted February 16, 2011 - 07:05 AM
Edited by Stoneman, February 16, 2011 - 07:14 AM.
Posted February 16, 2011 - 08:10 AM
It sure does sound like the cam is off time.
I'd start by taking the breather off & watching the valves. Check for gap on the valves. Then you may have to pull the head & watch stuff to see where the problem may be.
Posted February 16, 2011 - 05:48 PM
Posted February 16, 2011 - 07:29 PM
I'm also wondering if the gov gear is where it should be/little cap that moves missing. Was someone else in it before you were? Better look thru the "extra" parts box & see if anything gov parts-related is in the bottom. Pretty sure there is an exploded view in the manuals section, might look it over.