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Looking for info of different engines that have been put in MF14/MF16 tractors and work.

No Diesels, gas engines only.

Just want to see what's been done and how you did it.
 

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Timely post, I need to follow this.
 
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I'm brand new to this site and forum, and no doubt you'll hear more from me, because I've got some fixing to do. I've got a Massey Ferguson 14 that I bought, although I suspect it may be the hybrid of a '72 and a '74. The serial on mine indicates it's a 1972 model, but according to the Kohler 321 service manual, the serial number appears to be for an engine built in 1974. It runs and drives well, although it's definitely in need of attention (it's missing knobs, the amperes gauge doesn't work, the mower falls down if you raise it all the way up, the mower safety covers are missing on both sides, etc). I'm hoping to restore it and keep it running.

The point of that ramble is that I ran across two things that may or may not interest/help you, while I was researching what future options I may have with the tractor I bought:

1) the first is this site, which builds "repower kits", and yes, they will take your motor information and provide options for replacements. I don't imagine they're cheap, but they're supposed to be ready to bolt in and go: I have no experience with this company, so I can't recommend one way or the other.

2) this advert on Kijiji by a fellow who appears to have installed a B&S Vanguard commercial-grade 18hp twin into his MF16, which he has put up for sale: If the guy selling it installed the engine, he may be willing to tell you if he used one of these kits, or where he got it and what problems he faced.

Of course, faced with engine failure, my first impulse would be to rebuild the K321, but having said that, as other parts on the engine become harder to find, if everything else is working fine, a new-engine may prove a sensible investment.

Derek

p.s. - looks like I'm not allowed to post the links I included above, but if you want them, you can message me, and I'll provide them.
 

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Welcome to the site I think this is the tractor with the vtwin you speak of.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?requestSource=b&adId=1106237600

Tire Plant Vehicle Wheel Tractor

Be ready for anything with this Massey Ferguson MF 16 garden tractor. Engine has been upgraded to a Briggs & Straton 18HP OHV Vanguard. Mower Deck is 48" and blower is front mount 42", all in excellent condition
 

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That's right - that's the one I saw. I thought maybe he'd used a repower kit from Repower Specialists Ltd., but they wrote back and told me they don't make a repower kit for the Massey "at this time".
 

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Well, I wasn't going to be the one to say it, but yes, it's a premium price, for sure. He probably spent half or more of that on that new engine, though. I have seen Masseys for sale in the $1,500-$2,000 range, albeit in allegedly pristine condition.
 

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Just had a thought. Anyone put a Briggs cast iron 16hp engine in a 14 or 16 tractor?
 

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Just had a thought. Anyone put a Briggs cast iron 16hp engine in a 14 or 16 tractor?
That's a possibility. Main concern would be crank shaft height from mount.
 
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