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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2010 - 06:32 PM

Serial # 1446 005183
This is my new to me MF10, I am in the process of restoring it best I can.
I bought this one unseen for parts, when I went to pick it up saw some different features, mainly the aluminum dash decided to fix it up. The more I got into it and researched it the more I wanted to restore it. Had a long stack on it and came with a parts tractor in boxes missing wheels and all the tin.

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Posted February 20, 2010 - 07:08 PM

This tractor has some unique features typical of the 66 MF10s.
Starter/generator
Aluminum dash
Sticker for serial #
Narrow front and rear tires
Cast iron steering arm
Amp gauge with pointy 0s
Rear frame plate has no holes for tiller spring bracket
Fender guards with rubber molding (missing on mine)
These are the differences I've noticed so far.

Some of these features are on 67 MF10s + 12s

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Posted February 20, 2010 - 08:04 PM

The narrow wheel option is not common to the 66. I have seen a number of 66 MF-10's, but I have only seen 3 with the narrow wheel option. Mine, yours, and one other.

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 09:26 AM

Was the narrow wheel option a customer option that was only available during the 65 - 67 years maybe?

Doug it is definitely a good candidate for restoration :D

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 10:02 AM

Was the narrow wheel option a customer option that was only available during the 65 - 67 years maybe?


I'm not sure exactly what the story is on the narrow wheels? It shows up as an option in the early literature. I have only seen them on the 1966 models, which is the first year of production for the MF10.

I guess it was a rare factory option, I'm not sure if a customer could order it that way, or whether dealer had a choice, or what?

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 05:44 PM

Doug it is definitely a good candidate for restoration :D[/QUOTE]

Yes it is and I have been working on it. Here's some disassemble pic.

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 06:00 PM

We had a nice day today sunny and +4 +5 (40 F). Today I got some stuff done on my 66MF10, while I was cleaning up I noticed another unique feature of this tractor. My parts tractor has an extra piece in the frame, I checked my other tractors and they all have it too. In the pic it's the rib in the middle under the rear part of the engine where the frame bends up. Only my 66 does not have this, my 67MF12 has it and all my others.
Anybody with a 66 take a look at yours let me know what you find.

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 07:19 PM

Here's some pictures of parts painted so far.

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 08:17 PM

Here's some pictures of parts painted so far.


Wow, you are making quick work of it. How did you prep the metal before painting. The gray looks alittle dark, what paint are you using?

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 08:59 PM

I wish I was that fast.
The tractor was dissembled before today as were some of the pieces painted earlier, today I took pic, cleaned up some more parts, painted the frame and some other parts. The paint I'm using is "Tremclad Hammered charcoal gray" it's the closest match I found, a touch darker but everything else I tried was way to light. This paint has a bit of a texture to it, hides lots of imperfections, goes on thick, covers in 2 coats, a little bit goes a long way. The foot rest only have 1 coat on them, I ran out of paint there.
The silver is Tremclad Aluminum. The black is Tremclad flat black. When I do the red I use my spray gun and the proper paint.

What colour is the steering column above the dash suppose to be, black?

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 09:20 PM

Prepping the metal I use 6" bench grinder with wire wheel on it + 4 1/2" angle grinder with 2 different knotted wire wheels. Clean it up with varsol, and then paint.

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 10:25 PM

Ahh, those pictures look so familiar! When I get a chance and some snow melts I'll look under my '66. I sure don't remember there being a center rib when I had her stripped down. I carefully peeled the serial number sticker off mine before prepping it and damned if I can find that thing. It's really bugging me. I'm glad I took a picture before I pulled it off.

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 10:34 PM

Hi jdslednut I've seen your pic of your 66 that's nice if mine looks 1/2 as good as yours I'll be happy. Does yours have the aluminum nose ring?

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 10:47 PM

Yes it does. It came in pieces under the seat but it was all there. I'm guessing it got rammed pretty hard and bent/broke the bottom. I was afraid of breaking it more if I tried to bend it back so I used JB Weld to replace the broken piece. The bottom has a slight curve to it but you wouldn't know if I didn't point it out. Good luck on the rest of your restoration! If I can be of any help please let me know. I'm not a Massey expert but I did have this one apart down to the bolt (minus the tranny).

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Posted February 21, 2010 - 11:55 PM

What colour is the steering column above the dash suppose to be, black?


Yes, the column is painted black.

It looks like you had issues with you steering wheel ???




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