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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1959 MF 65. new clutch, new fluids, new appearing tires (7.50-16 front and 14.9-28 rear) tires loaded, power steering, 12volt with alternator. Has no unusual noises, engine overhauled in tractor shop last year....but, its gasoline! I gave $3500 for it. May have a little bit of a problem with the governor, so I am going to be yelling for help a bit later when I get a chance to check it out.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If by chance you got the original owners manual, there are good instructions on setting the governor linkage. 65's are pretty famous for not holding the desired throttle setting. A little rework of the friction disc area under the dash will fix that right up.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If there are receipts that the engine really was rebuilt, and the tires are new, you didn't do too badly. If it was a project for 3500, yeah, walk away. If it is rebuilt lately, then they probably didn't find the sweet spot for the timing or carb settings yet. Make sure the gov linkage has the right spring too. Sometimes the hook comes off, and nothing runs right.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not a bad price if it is as good as advertised. I have a 65 gas and it is a great work tractor. Mine was rough when I
bought it at a bargain price and I bet I now have that much in mine and it still has a lot of "needs fixing" items.
Smile, you just bought a really good tractor at a fair price.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have always found that if you buy some thing and your satisfied with it then its a good deal regardless what any one else thinks. I would think myself that the mf 65 is a nice tractor especially with power steering. Gas is a whole lot cheaper than diesel to burn or work on and if tuned properly will start easier in cooler weather. doesn't smell as bad either. nice tractor
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Chances are, if the engine was rebuilt in a shop, and everything else is as described, you actually got a bargain. Most times you don't get out what you put in to an old tractor so it's much better to let someone else take the hit before you buy it.
I wouldn't be afraid of gas, especially in an older tractor for the already mentioned reasons. I think you did well. Governor troubles can be tricky but with the proper instructions followed closely you can make it work.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

With power steering and a rebuilt engine you came out great. I believe the governor on that engine is on the front of the crankshaft which makes me wonder why it was not addressed during rebuilt. if you do have to address it will not be easy.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What's your governor issue? My 65
utility gas has a foot throttle.
Governor doesn't kick in so I have to
manually give it more throttle. Usable but not right. I plan to fix it after getting some other projects done.
Larry
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: just paid too much for a 65... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think my issue is/was binding caused by a bolt too tight where it was supposed to be a pin. Also going to replace the friction discs and remove the alligator tooth invention they had to hold the throttle positions.
 
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