1950's Porter Cable Mark One Suburbanmoto mow
Posted June 30, 2013 - 08:01 PM
- IamSherwood, Littledeere, MFDAC and 3 others have said thanks
Posted June 30, 2013 - 08:56 PM
You appear to be off to a real good start. Good luck on the rest of the resto. Hope you find your hood. Rick
Posted July 01, 2013 - 01:10 PM
Porter Cable??? Man that frame sure looks like a wheelhorse! Have pix of what a hood is supposed to look like? Where were those made? Portland, IN show in fall has real odd stuff from all-over.
Posted July 06, 2013 - 12:07 PM
Posted July 06, 2013 - 06:46 PM
I wish we could work out a deal because I have the perfect parts tractor that could complete your tractor.
Posted July 06, 2013 - 07:44 PM
Nice start on the resto! Thank for joining us.
Posted July 06, 2013 - 08:25 PM
Coming along nicely.
Have you got any pictures, of what the hood should be?
It might help, you in your search, if you post them.
Make sure you get those bolts that hold the frame to the tranny, good and
tight, and/or Loctite them.
On all 3 of my Massey Execs, (same frame/tranny) the bolts where loose.
When I got the first one, I thought the frame was broken because it wobbled
so much. Until I got the tin off, I couldn't see what was going on.
- MFDAC said thank you
Posted July 07, 2013 - 12:45 PM
Got the front wheels done and on. Starting to look alive again. Its shame the rears sat flat for all those years rotted away very bad looked brand new
As for sheetmetal pics user "bread320i" got some great pics of his which is what i am looking for.
Has anyone changed the rear axle seals on these? I will post a photo tonight.
Posted August 01, 2013 - 11:54 AM
- MH81, grnspot110 and MFDAC have said thanks
Posted August 01, 2013 - 05:37 PM
Thanks for the updates, and on finding a second & the tins too.
Posted August 01, 2013 - 06:53 PM
Alot of progress has been made. The quest for sheetmetal took me out in Pennsylvania and a deal was made. See photo. Unfortunately it is 100% and in really great shape aside from the bad red paint job. So i still needed sheetmetal. So another deal was made by someone travelling to pick up another one and a great parts one arrived from the midwest! Thanks to this site! So i got the motor redone and on waiting a few small fuel parts and hopefully be running soon. So now i have another one to redo after this one. The neat thing the 2 are only 34 apart on the serial numbers
Those are cool tractors! In those first pics I thought something looked familiar, and then Will pointed out about the frame and tranny being the same as the MF Excecutives. The rear fenders and tray along with the center sheet metal and battery cover all appear the same too. You are doing nice work and I will be following your builds!
Posted August 02, 2013 - 03:01 PM
Posted August 10, 2013 - 05:27 PM
LOOKING GOOD!! Rick
Posted August 10, 2013 - 05:28 PM
That looks awesome.
Wish any of mine looked that good.