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#1 collinmf12 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 11:26 AM

So a couple of weeks ago I bought a mf 12 variable speed. I bought it for $200 bucks and it needed the carb cleaned and it had the mf sleeve hitch on when I bought it. So when I brought it home I cleaned the carb and I'm having trouble adjusting it. It's an lme carb and I looked in the book and it says 1 1/4 turn for the main pre set and the idle set but it's still not running right. Anyway during the Lebanon valley indoor tractor show I bought a set of new rubber for it. I bought the Carlisle tru-powers. I love those tires. And I also put a set of the factory mf wheel weights I had laying around.after I get it 100% I'm planning on being in pa plow day in April. I'm not gonna lie it's not pretty but I like how it's rusty it's shows history and character. Anyway hope you guys enjoy.

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Nice, I have one of those tractors. Nice tires too, but I was wondering what size they are. I have 23x8.50x12 on my tractor. Yours look bigger, but mine are Duro tires, not the same as yours. Maybe that's the reason they look different in size.

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Good Stuff, looks like a late model with the hump on the top of the right side foot panel. That should work good for you at plowday. :thumbs:


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 01:02 PM

Nice, I have one of those tractors. Nice tires too, but I was wondering what size they are. I have 23x8.50x12 on my tractor. Yours look bigger, but mine are Duro tires, not the same as yours. Maybe that's the reason they look different in size.
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Mine are 23x8.50x12 to I think the picture makes them look bigger
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Posted February 25, 2016 - 01:08 PM

Good Stuff, looks like a late model with the hump on the top of the right side foot panel. That should work good for you at plowday. :thumbs:


Yeah It is a 1975 model
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Posted February 25, 2016 - 04:21 PM

Gotta keep in mind those manuals suggest that carb settings to just make it run enough to adjust.  You have to adjust and listen to get correct and even. Also at times between the idle and the Hi-spd you have to go back and forth between them and re-adjust many times till you find the best workable position. I like to remive the needles and blow cleaner and air thru the holes first if you can.  Not a lot, just some to help clean out.  Running carb cleaner in the gas for a few tanks is good idea too on bringing them back to life. At times you need to keep the idle mix just a little rich so when you crack throttle it doesn't cut-out or big lag in transition to higher speed. Set, listen, try. many times over.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 05:03 PM

Gotta keep in mind those manuals suggest that carb settings to just make it run enough to adjust.  You have to adjust and listen to get correct and even. Also at times between the idle and the Hi-spd you have to go back and forth between them and re-adjust many times till you find the best workable position. I like to remive the needles and blow cleaner and air thru the holes first if you can.  Not a lot, just some to help clean out.  Running carb cleaner in the gas for a few tanks is good idea too on bringing them back to life. At times you need to keep the idle mix just a little rich so when you crack throttle it doesn't cut-out or big lag in transition to higher speed. Set, listen, try. many times over.


Ok thanks for the info appreciate it I didn't realize that.

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:22 PM

Hurts my neck to look at the pics and compare to my 1975 12G, but one thing I noticed is that mine doesn't have the shields from the footboards up to the rear fender.  I've seen them before but always thought it was a hydro thing. Looks like a good score for the money!

 

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 03:30 PM

Hurts my neck to look at the pics and compare to my 1975 12G, but one thing I noticed is that mine doesn't have the shields from the footboards up to the rear fender.  I've seen them before but always thought it was a hydro thing. Looks like a good score for the money!
 
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As soon as I seen that for $200 I knew I had to buy it
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 06:46 PM

Good Stuff, looks like a late model with the hump on the top of the right side foot panel. That should work good for you at plowday. :thumbs:

 

What do you mean here Doug?



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Posted April 19, 2016 - 06:56 PM

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See where the right side foot step part meets the tool box beside the gear shift, extra piece added there, gives more clearance for the tensioner pulley that is under it.

Late models are like that, early ones are not there flat.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 07:07 PM

Ah, yes. I see the difference.

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