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I am new here and was wondering if it would be possible to tell what model MF12 Hydro that I have. I have owned this tractor for about 20 years or so and I am curious as to the model, the serial # is 1446510196.

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Welcome. To my knowledge it should be a 1971. Not 100% thou. Just getting into this series of tractors.
 

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:wave: Welcome to the site! Cool Massey!
 

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Sorry, my bad. I will have to check my serial #s again.Looks in pretty decent shape.Good find.
 

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It has been awhile since I posted my progress on my MF12 and thought I would share my progress. I have got her painted up and it is going back together slowly. The engine I chose was the Lifan 15hp with 18amp charging system. The engine has been installed and has been fired up for testing, all seems to be good. I do have one question I hope someone can answer. This engine came with, what looks to be a regulator and I am unsure how it hooks up. I did find 2 black wires and a white one coming from the engine itself and the regulator has 2 brown wires a white wire and a black wire coming out of it. Any idea how that is to be connected or if I even need to install?

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I put a 13 hp honda clone in my 12h. It looks to be the same motor but mine didn't come with an extra box so I can't help you with that. One thing you will want to be aware of is the exhaust will not work very well as it is set up right now. When you put your hood on it will suck in all your exhaust fumes and will not run well. I ended up putting a stack on mine.
 

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I thought about that jpegram. I have made an exhaust that puts the exhaust outside of the engine bay. Hopefully this will work, I still have to add the muffler and some kind of mount on the outside of the tractor. Hood Blue Bumper Automotive exterior Motor vehicle Hood Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Bumper Automotive tire Bicycle part Rim Automotive design Vehicle brake
 

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I'm very interested in hearing of your progress especially with the Lifan engine. I've seen the ads saying they had the 18 amp charger, but there was also internet chatter that it wasn't true. I look forward to seeing what you do with her. Also, here is what I did exhaust-wise:

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Thanks for sharing HowardsMF155. Looks like a nice setup for the exhaust on your tractor and gives me some ideas as well.....
 

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I'm very interested in hearing of your progress especially with the Lifan engine. I've seen the ads saying they had the 18 amp charger, but there was also internet chatter that it wasn't true. I look forward to seeing what you do with her. Also, here is what I did exhaust-wise:

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Did you mount the motor in the stock location?
 

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Yes, two of the holes were direct fits. The other holes on the engine were slots, but still fit well.
 

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Nice rebuild.

I too am interested in how the repower workd out and how you end up conquering the wiring dilema.
 
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