Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Mf10


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 1930chevy OFFLINE  

1930chevy
  • New Member
  • Member No: 61931
  • 2 Thanks
  • 4 posts
  • Location: Alabama

Posted September 03, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Hello All,
First time here. I just picked up a early 67 MF10. It's complete but needs seat and hasn't run in a very long time. So I'm restoring it as a project for the winter. My question is that it doesn't have a key switch. Only a flip switch and starter push button. It looks original by the wiring and holes. Did it actually come this way? I figure I did alright for $35. Thanks
  • sacsr said thank you

#2 HANKG ONLINE  

HANKG
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 29484
  • 4,863 Thanks
  • 2,786 posts
  • Location: Pt.Pleasant N.J.

Posted September 04, 2014 - 05:26 AM

Welcome to GTTALK the MF BOY'S WILL BE ALONG SHORTLY TO HELP YOU ENJOY THE SITE

#3 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,343 Thanks
  • 39,622 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted September 04, 2014 - 05:33 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Give the folks a bit to see this! I'm sure they will answer your question.



#4 boyscout862 ONLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 9,742 Thanks
  • 7,514 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted September 04, 2014 - 05:50 AM

Welcome to GTT. Sounds like you did real well. Check out our Manuals Section for three free downloads per day. Good Luck, Rick



#5 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,206 Thanks
  • 28,581 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted September 04, 2014 - 07:11 AM

No, it would have had a key switch. It is imperative that you put in the right kind of switch or you will ruin the ignition system of your tractor. The cheapest ignition option is approx $150, so be careful.

#6 ckjakline OFFLINE  

ckjakline

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 6073
  • 1,080 Thanks
  • 1,093 posts
  • Location: Lititz,Pa

Posted September 04, 2014 - 07:42 PM

Welcome to GTtalk,You got a great deal on that Massey.Theres only one problem.There aren't any pictures of it.So lets see it.If it is a 67 then it would have a starter generator on it,and also points.I believe that one used a 3 prong key switch.I'll have to double check mine.They may still be avail through agco.As MH81 stated above you want to be positive you get the correct switch.


  • Gabriel said thank you

#7 1930chevy OFFLINE  

1930chevy
  • New Member
  • Member No: 61931
  • 2 Thanks
  • 4 posts
  • Location: Alabama

Posted September 05, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Here's a couple pics of it. Does it still have the push button to start? I have seen a few pics of some that had it.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 20140820_153346.jpg
  • 20140820_153414.jpg

  • MH81 said thank you

#8 mac102004 ONLINE  

mac102004

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1420
  • 225 Thanks
  • 337 posts
  • Location: Cape Breton, NS

Posted September 05, 2014 - 11:16 PM

My 66 has a push pull run/off switch and a push button starter. I don't know if it's original but it looks to be at least period correct. My 68's both have key switches.

#9 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,206 Thanks
  • 28,581 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted September 06, 2014 - 06:53 AM

Ryan's 66 has a key switch like all the other ones. It's a Massey shaped key, so I'm pretty sure it's original.

I would be stunned if the switch was still available from MF, but the one for a 60's-70's Sears suburban with Tecumseh engine will work in its place.

Just make sure it is marked M instead of I on the terminal.

#10 sacsr ONLINE  

sacsr

    Bush Hog Addict

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4776
  • 3,268 Thanks
  • 3,283 posts
  • Location: Eastern NC

Posted September 06, 2014 - 09:38 AM

Welcome to the forum! Yes....$35 was a great deal. :thumbs:  You are in good hands here. We have several MF experts on the site and they know their stuff for sure!



#11 breimer OFFLINE  

breimer
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 39058
  • 119 Thanks
  • 149 posts
  • Location: Mitchell MB Canada

Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:48 AM

I have an early 66 model and yes it has a key. 3 terminals. It's an oddly shaped short one.
  • MH81 and 1930chevy have said thanks

#12 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,206 Thanks
  • 28,581 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted September 07, 2014 - 11:32 AM

I have an early 66 model and yes it has a key. 3 terminals. It's an oddly shaped short one.

Yes, like this one.image.jpg
I don't think you can still buy the switch that will work with that engine and still uses that key.
  • 1930chevy said thank you

#13 1930chevy OFFLINE  

1930chevy
  • New Member
  • Member No: 61931
  • 2 Thanks
  • 4 posts
  • Location: Alabama

Posted September 08, 2014 - 08:57 PM

I found a used one for sale.  It looks like a three terminal and then a fourth one look like a ground.  Is this correct? 



#14 breimer OFFLINE  

breimer
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 39058
  • 119 Thanks
  • 149 posts
  • Location: Mitchell MB Canada

Posted September 08, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Yes mine is like the picture MH81 posted. I was able to get another spare key for mine from John Deere, however I doubt that the Deere ignition switch the key fits in would be correct. In the John Deere world that key fits an old 510 tractor ( if I remember correctly)

#15 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,206 Thanks
  • 28,581 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted September 08, 2014 - 09:55 PM

I found a used one for sale.  It looks like a three terminal and then a fourth one look like a ground.  Is this correct?


Just be absolutely sure the wire that connects to the ignition system ( CDI) never has power on it BEFORE you connect it to the CDI.

When the key is off, that terminal should short to ground, not have power when on. BIG Difference.
  • 1930chevy said thank you




Top