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#5311 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 10:22 AM

"Massey Model" MF 2745 parts in hand and heading home to wrench.


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 02:36 PM

That's a lot of parts, LOL!! ( Sorry Daniel, COULDN'T HELP MYSELF)
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Posted March 26, 2015 - 02:42 PM

Gee I hope you didn't drive the Furd to get those parts. Or maybe you need 2745 parts to get a Furd home?


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 03:19 PM

That's a lot of parts, LOL!! ( Sorry Daniel, COULDN'T HELP MYSELF)

 

Sure would have been!  I'd never remember where that many went!  :rolling:


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Gee I hope you didn't drive the Furd to get those parts. Or maybe you need 2745 parts to get a Furd home?

 

And Willie, I've went to get a many a part with that Furd, but I've never had to pick up parts FOR the Furd!  Can you say that about your Chevy?  I think (know) NOT!

 I'm not the one waiting on parts for my pickup!   :poke:     :rolling:

 

That's a lot of parts, LOL!! ( Sorry Daniel, COULDN'T HELP MYSELF)

 

Sure would have been!  I'd never remember where that many parts went!   :rolling:


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 03:31 PM

Oh, and have over half of the Massey repair done, but will have to finish it up tomorrow.  My body's batteries are running on the low side.  Water pump is on, fan assembly back on & one side's thermostat housing on.  Just need to install the other side's thermostat housing, get the AC compressor back in place, and fill with water.  After I finish I will finish cleaning the valley area of the V8.  With all the stuff removed, it allowed me to get the rest of the old birdsnest remains out of there, so I'll give it a good cleaning.  It's a wonder this thing hasn't caught on fire.  Dad never seemed to believe in keeping fire extinguishers in our tractors, but I now have one for all the cab tractors and some spares when needed for others.  Actually, a couple or 3 years ago I did have a fire under the exhaust crossover manifold on one of these Massey 2745's.  No extinguisher in the cab, so I scooped dirt by hand & crammed in there till I smothered the fire.  Next trip to town yielded a pile of new fire extinguishers!


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 07:35 PM

That's a lot of parts, LOL!! ( Sorry Daniel, COULDN'T HELP MYSELF)

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 10:43 PM

And Willie, I've went to get a many a part with that Furd, but I've never had to pick up parts FOR the Furd!  Can you say that about your Chevy?  I think (know) NOT!

 I'm not the one waiting on parts for my pickup!   :poke:     :rolling:

 

 

 

Only because you didn't have an idiot PO rip the stereo system out and leave the hot wires dangling so they could short everything out.

 

 

Anyhow I would rather push a Chevy than drive a Ford.


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 10:47 PM

 

 

Anyhow I would rather push a Chevy than drive a Ford.

 

I'd rather drive a Yugo than push anything!  :D


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 10:59 PM

I can't tell you how many Chevy trucks I've pulled in for people with all 4 of my 500,000 mile Fords. Don't get me wrong, I love my Suburbans, but will always have a Diesel F-250 pulling my loads in!!


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 10:09 AM

As long as the ford diesel has the 7.3 power stroke and not the 6.0 international they should run for darn near forever.  I've heard nothing but complaints about the 6.0 engine.

 

Any truck can be a good truck and any truck can be a bad truck.  So many variables.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 07:40 PM

I'd rather drive a Yugo than push anything!  :D

AMEN Preach it!!!!


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Just buttoned up the Massey 2745.  Besides the water pump repair, I fixed some other issues.  Had the alternator rebuilt, and he said I was close to a total failure as it was in rough shape...no surprise to me.  I had some fuel return lines leaking & got them sealed tight.  One injector line was leaking & no amount of torque would stop it.  So I took it off & seen the seat face was looking awfully rough.  It had been brazed at the ferrule in the past & I guess it was damaged at that time.  So I just cleaned it very well, then put a layer of 50/50 solder over the face to fill any imperfections.  Put it back on & ran for a while and not the first hint of leakage.  Hope it holds, which I think it will.  Soon time to milk the cows.  Once I close the parlor doors tonight, I'm off the clock till Monday morning, and I could use the rest.  My neck is getting worse, so it'll feel good not to have to do anything if I so choose.


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 02:57 PM

Sounds like you've had a busy but productive day. I know your looking forward to being off tomorrow. I hope you get some rest and maybe a little GT time also. Sounds like the 2745 is ready to go to the field this spring, glad you got it all fixed up for the year, maybe you won't have much else go wrong with the equipment this year.


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 03:04 PM

Oh but Brian, I have a full summer's worth of repairs to tend to.  The Massey 1100 has a leaking power steering box main seal which requires pulling the whole front axle out to get at.  The silage wagon STILL needs the old bottom cut out & the new one welded in.  The Massey 285 needs to be split again, as we didn't find the source of the trans oil leak like we thought.  Before planting time I MUST get the planter in better shape, so it's priority one after all the manure wagons are prepped for emptying the pit.  I still have to put in a new septic leach bed at Josh's, and many many more things, so the list might as well be endless....and it is endless actually.  Heading out to set up my milkers.


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