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Posted May 23, 2011 - 05:58 PM

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picked this up the other night didn't run so i took it apart reset the points and cleaned the carb and away we went.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 06:16 PM

millwright,:welcometogttalk:

Glad to have you with us.

Nice looking 8.

That's quite the operator you have there.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 06:24 PM

Welcome to the forum. Nice tractor and operator. Glad it didn't take much to go for a ride.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Welcome to the forum.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 06:57 PM

Hello and welcome, but I must warn you that being here will hook you, so get your wrenches ready and enjoy the ride.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 07:09 PM

That looks like a really nice clean machine. Congrats. nice find.
Welcome to GTT. So, is that your ride or his? You know, you'll end up with
another one very shortly. That's just how it goes. Don't fight it. You can't win.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 07:21 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. Very nice MF8 you have. The nose piece is in great shape also. Looks like your driver is having a good time :thumbs:

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 07:25 PM

Nice find. That 8 is in excellent condition. It even has the extra pre-filter over the air intake. The seat looks more substantial than what is usually on them and the rubber looks original. The front tires are usually rotten on these by this time. It looks like it was well taken care of and maybe stored in a heated area.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 07:35 PM

thanks for the welcome. this is a great forum you guys have here glad to be a part of it . I have the deck tore apart already only had to weld one stress crack in the deck at the chute. overall i am very happy with this tractor the shape it is in for its age is crazy. the only thing i do need for right now( later plow weights chains ) is the throtle spring that mounts on the side of the engine could't find one they said they don't make them anymore.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 07:46 PM

Welcome to the forum millwright. Great looking 8. I hope you can give it to the current driver someday. Glad you are here.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 07:50 PM

:welcome: From your pic you have to be the youngest member so far :bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 08:07 PM

i had to get some help loading it in the truck

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 08:25 PM

Should be able to get a spring from the hardware store like Ace, or Tractor Supply. The hardest part will be getting the correct spring tension, would just be a bit of trial and error. I am guessing you are talking about the governor spring?

I have an MF8 hydro and I can get a measurement of the spring and a picture tomorrow sometime.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 09:19 PM

That is one of the best original condition units I have seen.

:welcome: to GTTalk!

That pic reminds me of when my son was younger, he'd drive around an 8 that I modified for him so he could reach everything.
Thanks for the pic!

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Posted May 24, 2011 - 11:03 AM

Did you try to get the part through a Tecumseh part supplier or small engine repair company. There are a lot of those flat head HM80's around. You should be able to come up with a used spring and maybe a new one is still available through an aftermarket supplier.




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