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Got a MF 1650 here! Chasing a no start with key issue. This has the rear PTO, finally found a wire had come loose from the switch after removing the seat pan. Hope to have it running soon.
 

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Got the MF 1650 ready to go back home. Thought I'd post some pics of it.
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Yes, I know there is a Snapper decal on the back.
 

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782D is back with the original owner, and I got my implements!

50C mower deck with mule drive
42 Inch front blade with lift rod
Pto clutch
50lbs wheel weights (each)
12’ brinly plow

All in good shape!
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When he picked up the 1650, he dropped off his MF 14. Again was sorting through wiring/switch issues. Got it done and sent home. A few pics for you folks.
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Big day today. Worked on a lot on my 782.

Pto clutch needed extensive stuff looked over. After it bogging down the tractor, I needed to check the resin in the clutches electromagnet. Make sure it was ok.

The pto clutch was a bear to get off, the key was wacked in tight. With a crowbar, hammer, and some curse words, came off great. Got lucky.

It was, a little bit burnt through. Burnt through the resin. And the coiled wire was visible.
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Needed to insulate it back up, so I used some liquid electrical tape to insulate the bare coiled wire
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After this, I run to the hardware store to get some washers, and by some I mean a bunch. The clutch originally was not flush against the engine.
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I thought washers snugged down would fix the issue, but turned out there were mounting tabs on
the side cover preventing it going flush. So away with the hacksaw cutting them off so they are flush
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Then, bingo. Clutch is flush. With a bunch of washers, some threadlocker, it was going together well.
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(Tried the mule drive out for a test fit, going well.)

Then, wiring...
Got a heavy duty switch, wired up
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Once it was wired up, adjusted, and working.. It was time to reassemble it all!
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All good! You can see the clutch working flawlessly in the video here:
 

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Well I finally made it work! The 5/8 belt fits fine in the pto clutch. I adjusted everything up and the deck now functions as it should. Need to grease the spindles up a bit. 1 pump only I know. Blades are nice and sharp. Mowed a tiny bit with it and no issues. Need a bolt and nut for the other side for the mule drive. Not sure what it’s called. But I’ll get one that fits. Mowed for about 20 mins to make sure stuff works, and it’s all good!
 

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Saturday I used my 1450 to cut the backyard. Since I got my 882 and 1440, it hasn’t been getting much use this year. It was my main mowing tractor for the past few years.
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I also did some road work with my 882 and 125 where it washed out a few weeks ago. Saturday after I cut grass, I went and dug the good gravel out of the ditch. Yesterday I spread most of it. There’s still a little left that I have to haul further up with the cart to fill ruts.
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I had noticed the drag link ends on Alice's steering were getting very loose. Doing a search for new ends, I came across a thread on another forum suggesting to use ends from McMaster-Carr. Gave the part # so I looked them up:

Ordered a pair. Then I remembered I need some 1/2-20 all-thread. So I ordered that elsewhere, been cheaper to have gotten it all at one place.
The new ends are longer so I had to adjust the drag link length to accommodate them.
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I found a straight spot and cut 2-3/8" out, beveled the cut ends and welded it back together.
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I used blue lock-tite for the ends into the swivels, should work fine. The all thread pieces were cut 2-3/8" long also, give plenty of thread into each part. After the pics, I did some paint touch up and letting that dry before reinstalling the drag link.
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I did quite a lot today. I did my last mow of the year. As the grass has quit growing where I am. I mowed for hours with 0 issues, then winterized my mower deck.
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I then tightened up a loose lift bolt for the mower lift. Then I got my front blade on for size, and it works great!
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I then removed my front blade because I got soil plowing still to do. Then I snugged all my implements in nice and cozy for the winter.
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But when it snows, the front blade will be coming out.

Very happy with what I’ve got done. Also another thing. Some engine work was done recently. The engine was really low on power. Bogging down when mowing, and stalling randomly. Turns out, I needed to adjust the linkage, and remove some slop from the throttle arm. The govenor kicks in like a modern v twin now! Runs amazing. Only issue now is the weird idle surge I’m having. Put the throttle to idle one time, idles like it should. Put it down another time, and it surges. Will be making a thread with videos if anyone cares to help. Had a lot of fun.
 

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I know so feel free to delete. My newest gt has 3 ranges, high low and super low. 5 forward gears. Locking front differential. 280cc overhead cam powerplant. 900 lb trailer tounge capacity. It was built some time in the 90's. Crafted in Japan. Beloved to this day by many a farmer. This will be the brides go garden tractor. And my tree, trailer, log splitter, firewood, dragging machine
 
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