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#16 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Very nice condition. You got a lot of things most of us MF owners don't have, plastic hood trim, steering wheel center cap, all the decals, ID plate & probably more. Search out the posts a bunch of us have them. Welcome to the forum glad to have you.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Hi.

Welcome to GTT.

Thanks for the intro, and pictures. That is a very clean and straight

MF. Nice catch.

 

I guessing that maybe your brake pedal issue is being caused by a bent cam roller lever

assembly. Prt # 514376M91. If you remove the tin that the hood latch lever pokes through, you

might find the lever on the left side bent like this.

 

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I've found 3 or 4 like that. How it happens, I don't know, but it'll give you problems like you're

having. It needs to be straight. What I've done, is weld a strengthening gusset to it after

straightening.

 

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Those grub screws need to come right out, before you try to dismantle things.

They have a tapered dowel on the end that goes right into the shaft. Talk about

old school.

Also, a good site to become familiar with your machine, is agcopartsbooks.

Sign in as guest, enter 12 as the model, and select MF from the drop down list.

 

Good luck, and enjoy.

 

 

 


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Welcome to the forum. That's a very nice 12. Looks like it was well maintained for most of it's life. 


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Thanks for the welcomes and tips guys. I have a weak back but, have been tinkering with it a little. I will eventually get it all straightened out, slowly but surely! What I have found so far is a lot of the links are sloppy. Such as the little depressor lever on the blade engage pedal. The collar on the bolt for the lever as well as the hole in the lever are worn causing the lever to malfunction upon depressing. Not a big deal, I'm going to fabricate a bushing to take up the slack. Going to take your advice on the roller lever "IamSherwood", when I get the chance in the next couple of days. Thanks again guys, you all are awesome! :thumbs:


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 09:21 PM

WELCOME! Nice MF 12!


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 05:13 PM

That 12H looks like it was well maintained. Pretty normal to have some loose joints after 43 years! I have a '75 12G. Welcome from the Black Hills.

 

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 04:53 PM

I figured I would bring an update since it's been a bit. Things are still slow going (mainly because life happens) but I re-brushed the starter today. I noticed it getting sluggish the other day, and then the infamous click click. On to the internet I go being the brush set was $84 locally! :( Scored a set for $20 on ebay, and now she starts like a charm! See photo's below...

 

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After

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I also discovered where a huge majority of my steering slack is coming from. The pitman arm? coming from the steering shaft and attaching to the left front wheel, catches by way of a woodruff key and that key and the slot in the arm or worn! That shouldn't be to difficult to remedy! Here's to another day!  :thumbs:

 

 


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 04:58 PM

Looks like a different starter.
Glad you located the slop issue, now you can come up with a plan B to fix it.
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Posted June 18, 2014 - 08:02 PM

If it's the front left spindle you're needing, I have a couple.

PM me, if you want to have a look at me shipping it.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 09:20 PM

If it's the front left spindle you're needing, I have a couple.

PM me, if you want to have a look at me shipping it.

I am going to dig a little deeper in the next couple of days and investigate the issue a tad closer. If it is hosed I'll pm you! Thanks  :urock:



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Posted June 19, 2014 - 06:05 AM

Welcomed to the forum! Nice 12 for sure!
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Posted July 10, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Awesome 12H! Very nice example of a survivor.

:welcometogttalk:

As for repairs, there is a service manual available in our manuals area. It's a big help.

You might also want to change the hydro filter. They are available thru the new holland dealers.
I believe the part number is JAC 545440

Hey guys, as far as the Hydro filter mentioned here in this quote, does anybody have the dimensions on this filter? I need as much info as possible, and can't find anything useable. I work in a parts house, and IF I had the dimensions on the JAC 545440 (H, W, ID, OD, etc), I might be able to find something cheaper that will be close enough to work, and I'm sure that would make us all happy! Cross referencing the NH or original MF number's has proven futile. Any specs at all from those who may have it on hand and I'll get the ball rolling... If I can't match anything through my vendors I have friends at other HD shops etc... who have alternates that may bring luck as well.



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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Here is are a few pics of mine. 2 5/8" high, neck on top is 1/4" high with a total height of filter 2 7/8".  The neck has a

1 1/8" OD x 7/8" ID. The diameter is 3 1/2". It also has a number T9700111 stamped on the bottom & 735 stamped on the top. Hope this helps.

 

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Inside top of the tank where the filter pushes into.

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 01:16 PM

Good 2nd source of parts for these older tractors is always a good thing. I for one am waiting on your result.



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 01:23 PM

I am in process currently but it is going to take some time. I have a wealth of information that I am having to sift through which is actually fortunate. I have discovered some that are close, but not close enough! Wish me luck...


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