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Posted May 12, 2011 - 03:36 PM

I forget exactly, I was trying to find the link. I am pretty sure it was around $10. Very reasonable.
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Posted August 24, 2011 - 07:13 AM

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How did it turn out?

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 09:32 AM

How DID it turn out? I've got a MF 8 with a blown engine and would like a low cost repower engine option. otherwise it looks like an 8 to 10 hp is in my future.

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 06:36 PM

Sorry about the long delay, I finally got it "finished". I ended up not doing things up to the standards I originally wanted to, but I still really like the way it looks and runs. On the engine- I love the engine, starts right up, runs a long time on a little gas and is fine for my needs. It is however, underpowered, without question. If I put it in 3rd, I have to let out the clutch REALLY slow and even 2nd is a bit touchy. If I used it for anything more than running the wagon around the yard I would want a much bigger engine.

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 04:27 AM

So, what do you guys think?

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 05:16 AM

Looks good to me! I can understand not fixing everything you find, have to draw a line some where. I like the looks of these MF's.
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 07:47 AM

She is lookin' good. What size engine did you finally use.
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 10:25 AM

That is looking good. Those 6.5hp engines are a super buy. There is an outfit locally that has them on sale quite often. It's hard to fit them in though due to the different shape and the integrated fuel tank. Nice job on the repower. I'm sure it will serve you well.
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 04:39 PM

I think that's really sharp, even with the cutout it turned out great!

If you're having a power issue, I wonder if a different sized pulley on the engine or input to the tranny would help.
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Looks nice and clean. And the best part, is that you're happy with it.
I like Alan's idea, to change your pulley sizes.
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Posted May 09, 2012 - 04:10 AM

Yeah, I didn't even think about changing the pulley. To get more power I would go bigger on the engine and smaller on the tranny, right?

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 04:11 AM

She is lookin' good. What size engine did you finally use.


It was on of those generic blue 6.5 hp ones. Although, I have a hard time believeing that it is actually a 6.5 hp...

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 05:44 AM

No, the bigger the pulley on the engine, the more belt will be moved (faster with less power).
You probably won't want to go to small on the engine for fear of slippage (dogged belt will help with the small radius) and there will be physical limits to the larger size at the tranny, but a little bit on both ends can make a real difference. You'll loose some speed, but you're not racing it anyways.

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Posted May 12, 2012 - 08:20 AM

Yeah, matter of fact the slower the better. I have two little boys who love to drive it and even first gear with low throttle is a bit fast for them. Thanks for the all the comments everyone.

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Posted May 12, 2012 - 09:49 AM

These are a great first tractor for your boys. Easy to steer and rugged if they happen to run into anything. I'll bet they have a good time with it!




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