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I've been looking for a grille and breather for a MF-8 Hydro for a friend and wanting to order a new engine for my MF-8 3 speed. I was taking a different way home and went through a little town called Sperry, Oklahoma, when there it was right in someone's yard all bright and shiny, original seat, new motor. A MF-8 Hydro, cardboard taped to it said 200 or "bist ofer". I ne-go-she-ated the lady with no teeth down to 182.50, and borrowed some wrought iron posts from the neighbors yard and drove the thing into the back of my van. Somedays I just poop diamonds. pics to follow
 

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I've been looking for a grille and breather for a MF-8 Hydro for a friend and wanting to order a new engine for my MF-8 3 speed. I was taking a different way home and went through a little town called Sperry, Oklahoma, when there it was right in someone's yard all bright and shiny, original seat, new motor. A MF-8 Hydro, cardboard taped to it said 200 or "bist ofer". I ne-go-she-ated the lady with no teeth down to 182.50, and borrowed some wrought iron posts from the neighbors yard and drove the thing into the back of my van. Somedays I just poop diamonds. pics to follow
To arrive at 182.50, you must have done some intense haggling!
 

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Re: It was my day for a MF-8/ pics

Yup, 182.50, never seen one with the original metal seat pan. that gives me a 1966 MF-14 with hydraulic 3 point, and two 1968? MF-8's, one geared, one hydro, just missing a grille and air breather I gave to a friend. I've got another MF-14 with a blown motor I'm picking up next week for 75 bucks and it's in great shape, with a nice 48 inch deck and three point. I have to be stopped, HEHE
 

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It was intense, not for the money, just for the fun to watch her lips flap around her gums, I almost burst out laughing when she countered at 199.00 the first time, and I had to roll with the bidding, purposely went to change amounts just to hear and watch her try to get out a counter without spewing spit all over
 

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It really freaks me out the deals some of you guys find in the states. Up here you would pay a good 600.00$ for a mf that clean or not! Great find.:thThumbsU
 

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I have 3 mf12's and 1 mf7 .....2 of the 12's are hydro and 1 is vari-speed and I have about $300 in all with some front and rear tires and a 14hp tec and some wheel weights throwed in
 

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"HOW" do you sleep at night ??? and if you poop diamonds,come on over and take a diamond in my back yard would ya ! I just posted some MF8 parts on ebay,ones a straight grill and nice exhaust ....Good luck with you find ,Jim
 

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"HOW" do you sleep at night ???

"On top of a big pile of money with many beautiful ladies" -Ranier Wolfcastle on the Simpsons.:ROF :ROF

Nice find. That 8 looks to be in much better than average shape. They are rare in these parts and tend to fetch a good price. The repower engine fits really nicely there. Can you tell me what engine was used? I have a 3 speed 8 that I am rebuilding and the engine is pretty rough. Still havent decided if I will repower or not. Maybe try to fit a 6hp diesel in there but it will probably be a lot of work.

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Brian
 

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First the engine was an exact replacement 8hp TEC from the tag. They never bothered to hook up the electric start, I will. I was on my way to Eureka Springs Arkansas to get married and decided to to do a little junk shopping and found another MF-8 Hydro complete, sitting in the tall grass, in the back of my local Massey dealers lot, and brought it home for 50 bucks. BTW, I paid 600 for my 3 speed, and my buddy paid 650 for his MF-8 Hydro with a Massey trailer. and neither of us gave a second thought for paying that much for clean one owner MF-8s. I drove 200 miles for mine, he drove a little over 400. It's nice to find a couple within walking distance. How much for the grille or give me the link. Does anyone want a new parts book for a MF8e the little yellow 8 Executives they made before the red&silver 135 styled machines, I'll let it go for 10 bucks plus a little postage. Thanks guys, you're all great, Mike
 

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BTW I found complete short blocks with head and valves for 185 INCLUDING shipping, I was going to order mine the evening I found the 8 Hydro
 

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I put my glasses on, the re-power engine was a 10hp TEC on the little MF-8, it's the one I've got torn down for a "minor" resto project. I paid 5 or 6 hundred for my MF-8G, it was a one owner and in great shape, and I thought it was a fair price.
 
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