Posted February 17, 2010 - 05:42 PM
This is a Massey garden tractor that I bought last summer, it was 1 hr's drive away for where I live and I got it cheap. Story goes they were cutting the back lawn and the tractor died, they couldn't get it running so it sat for 3yr's until they put it up for sale and I came along and bought it.
When I got it home took a good look and found that the the motor turns over has compression but something binds up inside. The throttle shaft pulls right out of the carb. I figure the 2 screws came loose and were swallowed up by the engine with the throttle plate while it was running and it died. (4th pic)
The mower deck is rusted right out, seat full of water and mold, has a different steering wheel on it. Aside from that everything else looks OK. A good one to fix up, right now it sits in a corner of the garage.
1st pic is how I got it.
2nd+3rd after mower deck and seat removed.
Posted February 17, 2010 - 06:10 PM
Posted February 26, 2010 - 06:32 AM
Looks like a solid candidate for a restoration
Posted February 26, 2010 - 07:09 PM
Posted February 26, 2010 - 07:14 PM
Posted March 27, 2010 - 07:32 PM
Anybody know how to tighten up throttle shaft play? Mine moves around almost 1/4"
I have 4 carbs, 3 running engines, 2 carbs are good the other 2 carbs have way to much throttle shaft play.
Any help would be nice.
Posted March 27, 2010 - 09:54 PM
Posted March 28, 2010 - 09:14 AM
try drilling the shaft holes out, and installing rubber or plastic bushings that fit better on the shaft.
I prefer brass bushings, but plastic will do. I've only had to do a couple carbs. I have a lathe, so easy enough to turn my own from brass rod. You can buy small bushings and do it yourself pretty easy.
Posted March 28, 2010 - 09:51 AM
Posted March 28, 2010 - 07:44 PM
I used a piece of copper tubing was the only thing I found that was close, drilled out the top of the carb. to fit the tube, there is not much mat. there to work with, the bottom is closed off no air can get in there, cut the tube to length, filed the inside to get it to slide on the shaft, put it all together and a nice tight fit.
Motor now has a nice smooth steady idle, sounds like it would idle all day no problem.
Edited by DH1, March 31, 2010 - 09:35 PM.
- lowrider said thank you
Posted March 28, 2010 - 08:09 PM
Posted March 28, 2010 - 08:53 PM
Posted March 31, 2010 - 10:01 PM
Be nice to sell this one to fund the hobby.
-Clutch pedal bent and really stiff.
-Vari-drive control stiff.
-1 front tire won't hold air.
-Wrong steering wheel + sloppy (upper bushing).
-1 tie rod end n/g.
-Front axle center pivot sloppy.
-1 battery terminal broken.
-Front Vari-drive belt worn out (too narrow).
-PTO foot pedal assembly needs rebuild.
-PTO jack shaft " " "
-Top of front grill broken needs welding.
-Implement lift handle bent and loose.
-No mower deck (I have 2 spares both need rebuilds).
This tractor looks a lot better than it is and needs to be pulled apart and fix everything that's not right.
I'm going to put this away for now and get back on my 66.
Posted April 01, 2010 - 04:40 AM
Posted April 01, 2010 - 08:24 PM