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Posted March 21, 2011 - 11:51 AM

Well, things dried up enough that I dared to take my 1552 out back and retrieve one of the MF 10's to begin stripping down for restoration/refurbishing. My goal is to have a sharp looking, well performing MF 10 that will see light duty around my farm and maybe bring it to a few local shows. I will use this thread to follow the entire process. There will be times when I won't be posting every week, but I hope to be somewhat steady in this.

For those that remember, I obtained 2 MF 10's; an 1966 and a 1967 model. My plan is to use the motor and majority of the sheet metal from the 67 to rebuild the 66.

My first step was to get the motor out of the 67 and get it to my father-in-law's for teardown and rebuild. First I had to get it out of storage from my back out building. This was accomplished using "Fergy" my 1552 compact tractor:

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The hood and grill assembly were removed for access and the motor came out relatively easy after that:

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The motor concerned me because when I picked it up the spark plug was missing. As soon as I got it home I dumped a bunch of Marvel Mystery Oil in the hole and capped it with an old plug. Once the motor came out I found that it turned over by hand so my hopes are up. I dropped it off at my father-in-law's yesterday and he will begin tearing it down (he's retired) for me.

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 12:21 PM

Nice! Sorry I missed your call Saturday, give me a call tonight on my cell phone...

Were you able to see if it had spark? If I am right, those older Tec's did not have the SSI colis like the newer ones. I can not remember, but I think they were points too. Make sure you take plenty of photos as you go, it's great to have them to go back on! Talk to you soon, it's going to be a fun project!

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 12:56 PM

Can't wait to see it progress. That one is definitely a good candidate as any for restoration. I really like Fergy and your method of retrieving the MF10 LOL.

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 01:23 PM

I will follow this one. Looks like you are off to a good start. I really like the picture of big brother holding little brother.

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 03:58 PM

Sure look like a nice one to redo. I just about have my 1966 done, not a real good job but I learned a lot.

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 04:08 PM

I'm sure I have a lot to learn as well! I've restored/refurbished a few IH cub cadets over the years but this will be my first MF. I'm hoping to learn a lot from the folks here! Thanks for the encouraging comments!

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 05:29 PM

Looks to be in not too bad shape.
You'll enjoy driving that varispeed.

Lookin forward to more updates.

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 05:41 PM

Looks to be in not too bad shape.
You'll enjoy driving that varispeed.

Lookin forward to more updates.


:ditto:And you got lots of parts, make the best 1 out of the 2

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 06:49 AM

Progress! I stopped by my father-in-law's last night. He had the motor partially torn down. Things look....great! The cylinder wall is perfect, glass-like in fact; no scratches, no ridges. All the bearings look like their new and are tight. No end play on the shaft. The little push rod for the points is locked up pretty tight but he said that is very common. I have my list to try to find:
1. Complete engine set, gaskets, seals
2. Complete master carb kit
3. set of standard rings
4. Points
5. Condensor
6. Muffler

I guess I'll look at parts tree and Pat's for these parts....any suggestions?

I have some engine sheet metal to clean up and paint; hopefully I can get some pics this weekend. Speaking of paint, where can I get Flint metallic grey in spray cans?

Thanks!

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 07:27 AM

Flint metallic grey is readily available at the MF dealers up here in Ontario.
If you don't have one handy, I think Napa has a substitute. I think the code
is listed in the stickies.

Yeah here they are.

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54958 silver mist metallic

94941 red rouge

94939 metallic grey



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Posted March 25, 2011 - 07:53 AM

NAPA will have these in spray cans?

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 08:31 AM

NAPA will have these in spray cans?


I don't know if Napa has them in spray cans or not. I know they have it in quarts and gallons.

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 12:00 PM

Yikes....intial parts requests are not going well. Points and condensor are NLA; rings are backorder with no available ETA....help!

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 12:06 PM

Isn't there a couple of places that sell the rings for the engines?

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 12:07 PM

Here are some rings on ebay: Tecumseh HH100 piston ring set (STD) "3 on eBay!




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