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#1 Traill95 ONLINE  

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 08:53 PM

Well I finally have the Massey 8 back together and waiting on new decals. The oversize tires on the back fill out the fender wells a little better. The only real problem is the motor seems to be out of time and also sheared the key in the keyway so will be going to town tomorrow to get a new key and then retiming and resetting the points. Oh, and the Plastic nose piece broke as I was installing it. (not my fault Honest :D).

 

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 09:03 PM

That will be a sharp tractor.

 

Do you know why the key sheared? 

 

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 09:41 PM

You've shared about the tires before I think.  I really like that look overall, and it looks REALLY sharp all painted and shiny!


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Nice looking tractor. Congrats on a Job well done.
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Posted November 30, 2013 - 09:51 PM

That will be a sharp tractor.

 

Do you know why the key sheared? 

 

Ben W.

Backfired. I'm guessing that is when it sheared the key. Those keys are only about an 8th inch thick.


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 10:15 PM

Nice job, those tires makes it down right mean looking great improvement.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Looks good. :thumbs:  :thumbs: It looked like a nice orig tractor.What size are those tires?


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Posted December 01, 2013 - 08:01 AM

I have an 8 as well and it's mostly restored. I just never seem to get the time to finish it. the nose piece on mine was almost in 2 pieces, just hanging together by a tiny bit of plastic. i got some advice from Daniel (Olcowhand) on how to repair it. There is a groove around the inside. I put some 1/8" steel rod in there and embedded it in long hair fibreglass. This is a quick and easy repair. It's very strong when done. Just be careful not to get too much FG in there. You can see where I had to remove some that was interfering with the fit on the hood. Heres a picture.

 

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Posted December 01, 2013 - 04:32 PM

I have an 8 as well and it's mostly restored. I just never seem to get the time to finish it. the nose piece on mine was almost in 2 pieces, just hanging together by a tiny bit of plastic. i got some advice from Daniel (Olcowhand) on how to repair it. There is a groove around the inside. I put some 1/8" steel rod in there and embedded it in long hair fibreglass. This is a quick and easy repair. It's very strong when done. Just be careful not to get too much FG in there. You can see where I had to remove some that was interfering with the fit on the hood. Heres a picture.

 

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Thanks for the info. I will give that a try.



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Posted December 01, 2013 - 05:16 PM

That looks good.

I like that look, with the large tires.

Nicely done. :thumbs:

 

Please show us some more pics, once she's decaled.



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 01:54 PM

Thats a good looking tractor!



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Posted January 18, 2014 - 04:22 PM

Not having any luck with the timing of this 8 hp engine on my Massey  :loosing_it: About ready to take the  engine back out and go thru it on the bench and put it back in after I see it run on the bench. I also think I might make it a solid mount to the frame as it seems to vibrate too much when it does fire for a few seconds.






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