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#1 pappysMF OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:48 PM

Hey all, I am putting my MF 8 back together and I'm not quite sure how the plate mounts. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:55 PM

The plate has a little bit of an angle where the mounting holes are. Should the plate be mounted so that it angles up?

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 06:16 PM

pappysMF,

I can't answer your question. Not sure I have that plate? I will have to look.

 

But could you take some additional pictures of the process that you did to install them? I will have to remove the knockouts.Not sure how the rubber gaskets go in.  I will be doing this on my MF8H sometimes this spring.

 BTW do you have info on where the rear tail light mounts on the tractor? I got one with my light kit and am not sure where it goes? Was a rear light even a option or was this a add on item?

Regards,

Chris


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:40 PM

Think the bend just makes it stiffer when tightened down maybe?  Looks right in that one picture. NOT sure what rubber or such might have been on the area to cushion the lights?   I had a bigger Massey and not remembering how they were in that one.  YOu have a parts manual with blow-up picture to see what was used or needed for that area?  That would be best bet.  Might have those on here if you looked in Manuals section. I would use fiber lock-nuts there as I don't think you want to torque too tight and still want them to stay in place.



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:05 PM

I believe that plate was to keep the heat from the muffler out of that area.

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:11 PM

looks like it covers the lights when hood is closed

Mounts between the grill and hood hinge when you bolt hood down

ends were 45ed to prevent sharpe corners


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:12 PM

Thanks for the replays guys, I installed the plate with the bend facing up. It makes the most since that way and looks the best. But it sure looks like it would be a nice place for grass and dirt to lay.

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:20 PM

Sugarmaker, here are some pictures of how I have mine. My rear light should be fairly close to OEM. I took the picture with the seat mount holes exposed so you can see how it lines up.

Also, I included some other pictures of how the headlights are mounted. They are pretty straight forward as long as I did mine correctly?

I put the gromlets in the holes, held the headlights against the rubber and used the mounting plate to hold the lights against the rubber. Let me know if I can help out any other way.

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:25 PM

I believe there was a fiber heat resistant material on that panel?

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:57 PM

It didn't have any fiber on it when I got it but I did see a 8 once that had a insulation like material packed up in there and around the headlights. It looked original?

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 03:09 PM

Headlights looks like they are mounted the same as th 14's  Just took orginal lights out to change and thats the way they were mounted



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Posted February 16, 2016 - 04:36 PM

Thanks folks for the pictures and comments on the lights

 pappysmf,

Especially the tail light location. Your doing a great job. Maybe it will help me get going on my 8 someday?

Regards,

 Chris


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 07:26 PM

Thanks Sugarmaker, we are about 90% complete but ready for the show this weekend. After the show we may tear it down again and paint the frame and wheels.

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 07:52 PM

That's one slick looking ride. Great job.
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Posted February 18, 2016 - 11:06 AM

pappysMF,

That 8 Looks very good! Have fun at the show and take a bunch of pictures for us too. Will you be judged? Are the rear weights original?

I see your hood has a small lip where cut out for the engine. My original hood did not have that? And my hood from the 7 will just have a cut out no bent lip.

I see you have the small knob on the lever that allows you to push the tractor, (takes the hydro to free wheeling mode) I need a small 1/4-20 threaded knob for the hood latch. I forgot to ask Rick when got the other parts.

Regards,

 Chris






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