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#1 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2010 - 09:00 PM

I went to York, PA last saturday to get a pair of MF12's. One was a gear with the original engine, and the other was a hydro that was modified with an OH140. It was a 6.5 hr trip one way, my longest yet, and well worth it. Me and my dad went to get them, and had a good ride, even with tire problems on the little trailer, but what did we expect? It had just sat in the weeds for 2+ years and we suddeny took it cross country with a truck thats never been out of Massachusetts, but was well maintained. Anyway, both tractors have ag tires, factory wide ones on the hydro, and skinny ones on the gear. They both have mower decks, one of which still having the belt covers, and a set of mounted factory turfs. I'll try and get some pics up by tuesday after school.

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Posted March 28, 2010 - 10:38 PM

Sounds like a couple of good tractors. Glad you had a nice trip. in spite of the tire problems.

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Posted March 28, 2010 - 11:10 PM

That's a trek for sure, that's about as far as I've been in time, mine was 448 miles, much longer on the trip home. Great find, cant wait to see the pictures

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 04:39 AM

Hey,congrats.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 06:13 AM

Congrats on winning the auction, I seen you posted about two massey's on ebay because I was watching them also but when I seen your post I backed off and didn't bid on them. I was interested in the hydro one and that they had the ag tires. You got a good buy, it is a shame they were so far away for ya. Makes for a nice trip.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 05:12 PM

Yea, but that fordmustang1984508 wasn't who won, it was pegasusairportservice. I did ask a question under mine though. I'm suprised you relised it was me, since im not the only fordmustang on ebay. It was a trip though, and a fun one at that.

PS, does anyone know what would keep the OH140 from running? It starts, and runs for 2 seconds, then stalls.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 05:31 PM

If it starts and runs my guess is it is something on the fuel side, air getting in the line or a clogged line.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 05:36 PM

If it starts and runs my guess is it is something on the fuel side, air getting in the line or a clogged line.


or a weak SSI. When they warm up, they stop working... or so I've been told.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 05:57 PM

Its doesn't even get to warm up. It might be the fuel though. It seems pretty clear, and free of air. Could it be that the pump is not working right? When it does run, its sluggish, and seems to die from that. The longest it ran today was about 30 sec, and it was struggling with that.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 06:07 PM

To test that it's fuel, just take air filter off & use spray carb cleaner to let it run off it. Short little bursts of it will keep it running if it's a fuel issue. Not hard on engine like starting fluid.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 06:10 PM

I'll try that, and we'll see where it goes.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 07:39 PM

I'd say you have fuel problem, if spraying carb cleaner keeps it running then it's probably just dirt in the carb.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 08:45 PM

I doubt its dirt since i just cleaned the carb out.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 09:34 PM

I doubt its dirt since i just cleaned the carb out.


The TEC carbs have to be the most difficult to clean. Many times the welch plugs have to be removed in order to clean the tiny orfices out with a torch tip cleaner. Welch plugs are destroyed when removed, so you have to get new ones.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 10:53 PM

when you have that many tractors you might want to consider getting a small ultrasonic cleaner for the carbs and some clr




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