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Posted March 24, 2011 - 02:13 PM

Well, mixed report. Got it to run on starter fluid, carb is totally clogged though and I can't seem to get it clean. I have tried everything I know of. Ran good too, I found a good replacement for $100, so I think I am gonna go that route. Anyone need a Tecumseh H70 that needs a carb cleaning? haha

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 02:24 PM

You need to take the carb apart all the way. Goto a parts store and buy a gallon of carb cleaner that you can soak the carb in it over night. I have had to soak them up to 3 days before everything got softened up.
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Posted March 24, 2011 - 02:41 PM

Wow that musta been a lotta gook. To be honest I think I would rather repower, since I found this engine for $100. It just seems like a pretty good option and I will have a totally new engine.

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 08:34 PM

Hope you can find a deck. They are a nice mowing little tractor. Mowed alot of lawn with one back in the late 60's. It had an electric start Brigg's. Still ended up with a couple of engines in it, but it mowed acres and acres.

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 09:18 PM

After you disassemble the carb on any of these small tecumseh H engines you should hear the metering needle rattle when you shake the body. Sometimes they get varnished or rusted into place over time or the idle screw may have been tightened when the carb was inverted and this can cause the metering needle to sieze. I have never had much success in freeing them no matter how long they soak. Since the metering needle is inaccessible you end up having to replace the carburetor. Unfortunately when I've bought old Tecumseh's which were on snow throwers, go carts, etc. it's hard to convince the seller to let you take off the carb, remove the bowl and float and then shake the carb to see if what you're buying is going to work. Good luck with your project.
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Posted March 25, 2011 - 08:20 PM

I am sorry middleageddeere, I had to go pick up a tractor tonight and didn't get a chance to bid on the MF8 on ebay. It went for a good price too considering it had the hub caps. I will keep an eye out for another one for you.
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Posted March 25, 2011 - 09:12 PM

No prob, I am sure something will turn up. Thanks for thinking of me!

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 09:14 PM

What did it end up going for?

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 05:22 PM

What did it end up going for?


A little late to posting here in the thread since I was able to tell you in chat but it went for $87. Not bad considering. I wish I would have been able to bid on it but I don't like to bid until the last second and I wasn't home to be able to.

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 08:55 PM

Anyone wanna comment on how rare these MF7's are? I was told they can't be found but I don't know...

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 05:14 AM

The MF7' hydros were more rare, the MF7 gear drives were more common. With the problems they had with the 7 horsepower engines I think a good many of them were disposed of. If you look on the serial number/year sheet in the manuals section for Massey you can get an idea of how many were made.
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Posted April 27, 2011 - 07:45 PM

Took the rear end off a while back and it seemed totally fine. Couldn't figure it out till today...the brake was locked up...ug oh well. Got the hood painted and new engine kinda fitted in. Hood looks as good as new truly amazing to see it all done. I will take some update pics soon.

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Posted April 29, 2011 - 10:34 AM

I'm looking forward to your pictures. I am redoing an 8gear that I have been working on off and on for 2 years. Mine would not run either , but a carb cleaning was all it took to get it going. I have the chassis all done and am starting on the red parts and the engine needs some minor work. They are nice little tractors and handle very well with a tight turning radius.

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 10:28 AM

Ok here are the progress pics. The hood is the only thing that is "done".

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Edited by middleageddeere, April 30, 2011 - 11:25 AM.
wrong verb tense


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Posted April 30, 2011 - 09:02 PM

Looking sharp!

Thanks for the pics!




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