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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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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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Hey,congrats.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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fordmustang1984 said:
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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Ok, so there might still be dirt in there, but I have no money for a rebuild right now, so i'm going to start by converting it to automotive ignition, incase the SSI really is bad. Then, if that does not fix it, it is time for a carb rebuild, but probably not until later in the month when i don't need to row a boat to the garage. XD
 

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I would double check the fuel lines and fuel tank and make sure they are clean and there is no air getting in the system. I am thinking it is in the carb but if you have an extra ssi unit to put on it to test then go ahead and try it.

How did you ever make out with the other one overheating? Did you get the carb adjusted like I suggested?
 

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Hi Alex

Maybe try this, get your self one of these, spark tester, I think I paid $5. or $10. for it. Hooks up easy, fast, spark plug stays in.

Try to start your engine again and when it dies hook this up right away and crank it over, see if you have spark, at least it we tell you where the problem is. You do have a new spark plug in right.
 

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