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Posted March 25, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Purchased this Porter Cable Surburban off ebay a month or so ago. Today I decided it was time to begin the restoration. I started by taking pictures before I touched anything. I then started disassembly for snadblasting. I hope to drop it off at the local sandblaster before the week ends. Then painting begins.

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Posted March 25, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Looks like it will be a great resto. Anxious to see the progress on it.


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Posted March 25, 2013 - 10:04 PM

good luck on your resto


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Posted March 25, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Monday March 25th progress

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Posted March 25, 2013 - 11:11 PM

This will be cool to see restored!

Hows the car comeing along I see it in the back ground?


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 02:30 AM

Good progress made there in a day.

What year would that be?

Looking forward to more updates.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 04:17 AM

wow a porter cable garden tractor.. i only seen 2 that i can remember i will be waiting for progress


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 05:55 AM

Never knew Porter Cable made tractors , looks like they made the tractor as tough as there tools  , Thanks for the pics


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:12 AM

I does have a cast iron front axle and rear end. Sheel metel is pretty thin. I like it because it was unique, but it certently is no Bolens, Cub Cadet or the like.

Never knew Porter Cable made tractors , looks like they made the tractor as tough as there tools  , Thanks for the pics



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:13 AM

I do not know the exact year, but early 60's as Motomow bought Porter Cable outdoor products in the mid 60's.

Good progress made there in a day.

What year would that be?

Looking forward to more updates.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:32 AM

I do not know the exact year, but early 60's as Motomow bought Porter Cable outdoor products in the mid 60's.

 

Member Motobreeder is very knowledgable on the Porter/Moto/Dura Corp history. I'm sure he'll be

along soon.

 

Does the one in the link below look familiar? Except for the tin.

It was built by Dura Corp, for MF in 1963.

 

http://gardentractor...resto/?hl= mf7e



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:52 AM

Hard to tell in the pictures, but in your first group of pics, in the 4th pic, the one straight

at the front.  It looks like the front axle has a twist similiar (tractor's right) to what I had to deal with.

Could just be shadows, or?, as it doesn't show so much in other pics. Anyway, if it is twisted,

the method I used on the MF7E axle worked real well.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:59 AM

Yes that is the same tractor. Different hood of corse. I have read somewhere that The Massey Exectivates(spell?) are the same.

I believe I have seen many post by Motobeeder about these. There is also a Yahoo group with some info as well.

 

And yes the front axle does have a slight bend to it but the picture dosnt show it.

Member Motobreeder is very knowledgable on the Porter/Moto/Dura Corp history. I'm sure he'll be

along soon.

 

Does the one in the link below look familiar? Except for the tin.

It was built by Dura Corp, for MF in 1963.

 

http://gardentractor...resto/?hl= mf7e


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:27 AM

Looks like a fun project..  Some Assembly Required ?


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:51 AM

Nice looking tractor. The rear end and axles look really sturdy. A pretty rare find and a really nice project. 


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