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#1 grattone ONLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2015 - 09:23 PM

I have recently purchased a 7 hp Massey Ferguson electric start. Unit had been setting for approx. 15 years unused. I cleaned the carburetor and installed new kit, spark plug, battery,and changed the oil. It started and I ran it around to check running gear , brakes and mower deck. Everything seems OK at this point. now I have started taking it apart to restore it.

 

 

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Now the search for parts, begins. Can anyone help me with locating the plate around the gear lever, and help with what is involved in tightening up the slack in the gear lever. without question it is too loose and helped in the wear on the plate.

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Posted March 02, 2015 - 09:38 PM

Great tractors. Nice to use for cutting grass. They make a good job on the cut. Steer very good and sharp turns. Noel.
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Posted March 03, 2015 - 07:36 AM

Hi there. Nice save, for $75. As Noel said, they're a joy to

cut with. Very nimble.

Try one of the site sponsors for the shifter plate, or keep and eye on ebay.

They do show up there.

 

The play you have could come from several places, or a combination of a few.

Here is an exploded view.

 

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agcopartsbooks.com is where that's from. Sign in as guest, enter 7 as model, and

select MF in drop down list.

 

The ball on the end of the lever could be worn. The shifter forks could be worn.

The keeper could be worn, The lever housing could be worn.

Only way to find out, is to put it in neutral, and unbolt the lever housing and

have a look.

 

Looking forward to watching the resto.


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Posted March 03, 2015 - 08:39 AM

Great lawn tractor!

Without being there to lay a hand on it I'd guess its the roll pin,  part # 62 in the exploded view offered in post 3.  If thats the problem they are cheap and easy to change.  You'll be good as new for under one dollar in parts.

I've had a coulpe of tractors that had broken roll pins there and their shifters were floppy. 

Good Luck!


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Posted March 03, 2015 - 04:28 PM

Good looking MF GT.







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