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Posted May 18, 2013 - 07:51 AM

hopefully you can see these... let me know what you guys think the 14 was my first restoration .

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 07:58 AM

Welcome.  Those are great looking Massey's all right.  Thanks for sharing those photographs.  I'm glad you joined.  I'll be interested in seeing your MF7 progress.  We had one when I was a kid.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 08:31 AM

Welcome to GTtalk, sure is nice to have a Grandfather that is knowledge of a tractor that you just happen to have and enjoy. That is one sharp looking tractor there. Good luck on you search for another.

 

 

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 08:55 AM

Wecome! :peace:



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Posted May 18, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Welcome to GTtalk, those are good looking tractors.  You did a nice job restoring the 14.  It must be nice to have a reference library at your finger tips to call if you get stuck, especially one that is dear to the your heart.  Glad you decided to join us.



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Posted May 18, 2013 - 12:02 PM

thanks for all the support guys! i think ive got a deal working for an early mf 10 with the starter generator, it comes with a mower deck and a plow he rigged up. it also has a fresh rebuilt engine, the original tecumseh! he was asking 600 and we ended up setteling at 450$ do you guys think im getting a good deal? i should be going to get her tommorow!! :D and becaus I know you guys like pics........... :thumbs:

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 12:43 PM

okay someone help me out here. i zoomed in on the amp meter and i can see pointy zeros! is it possible that the dash and nose peice look so much lighter in the pictures because theyre  ALUMINUM!!!! starting :dancingbanana:  to get really excited here!



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Posted May 18, 2013 - 01:35 PM

The dash looks like a repaint, and the fact the steering wheel nut is off is a ? but it looks pretty complete.

 

You want to check for no center frame rib as well as aluminum dash/nose.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 01:46 PM

It's in working condition paint is just a little rough. I'm thinking I made out pretty good. I'll know better tommorow, Im going to be ecstatic if it has the aluminum parts. I won't hold my breath tho I know the chances are slim

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Good Luck, be sure to let us know.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 06:58 PM

I was feverishly looking too, trying to see if you were getting aluminum parts.

You want to stay away from those. The metal bolts tend to get stuck in them.

If it is aluminum parts, and you want to get rid of it, PM me. :smilewink:

 

After looking real closely, at your 7th picture, I think you might be lucky and

have gotten a plastic dash. See how it's worn on the top left corner.

BUT, if I'm wrong, and it is aluminum, my offer still stands. :smilewink:


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 07:47 PM

LOL iamsherwood!! One other detail I didnt notice is it appears to be the original seat but its not two toned! So I'm assuming no aluminum parts:(. Hopefully it's still a fairly early one, either way I won't be disappointed! How do you think I made out on that deal?? And does anyone know how I can tell the year of my 7 by the serial #.

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Posted May 19, 2013 - 12:13 AM

The dash plate on the earliest models was held to the aluminium dash surround by two machine screws at the top and two bent lugs welded on the inside at the bottom, the later dash plate on a plastic dash surround uses four screws two at the top and two at the bottom. I think I see screws at the top and bottom in your photos, suggesting plastic. Still a great looking GT though.

The plastic dash surrounds often crack at the base where they attach to the metal tower. They can be repaired and reinforced using ABS plastic dissolved in acetone to build up layers of new material. I added an extra 1/8 inch to the inside of mine with wire mesh embedded in it as well. I don't think it will crack again.
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Posted May 19, 2013 - 07:28 AM

Thank for the knowledge mfgray! I would have never noticed a difference like that. Looks like she will be mine in about 4hours!!!! Ill get some better pictures up when I get her all cleaned up and maybe start a "my new mf 10 thread"?

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Posted May 19, 2013 - 11:54 AM

She's in the back of the truck headed home!





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