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#1 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:34 PM

so here are the pics of the moto mower I picked up this past weekend.

from past conversations I know

 

the steering wheel is wrong

the battery cover is missing

 

the questions I have now are;

 

where do I find the model number?year?

what else is wrong? tires?

I've seen a few photos of others and they have lights, mine has delete plates, option? 

does anybody have the missing parts ? or at least pics so I can find/ fabricate them( battery cover)

wrong gas tank, any body have metal one that would look more correct?

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thanks for any info , Tom


Edited by TomLGT195, March 25, 2014 - 05:36 PM.

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:49 PM

The video I sent shows the battery cover. Its simpler than I thought. When you go to Zagray or Kent carry a pad, pencil, protractor, and tape measure to measure any opportunity. I will too. Good Luck, Rick

 

BTW the front tires on the utube videos are wider.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 06:47 PM

Hi Tom.

Nice Moto.

The Moto Mower and the Massey Ferguson Executives are basically

the same. Different grill, colours, and ID tag. There might be a couple

other small differences, but I can't think of them right now. With that

said, you can get the battery cover dimensions here.

The ID tag should be behind the dash, under all the wires.

There is a Moto Mower forum out there, and there are some parts

lists/drawings on it.

For a gas tank, you might want to look around here.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 07:39 PM

Will - unless there's another moto-mower forum, the one i know of is dead.

However, my 6HP moto-mower manual should be available on here.

 

The 10HP model has headlights.  I haven't seen them on the 8HP.

 

Rear tires look like the oldest ones I've seen.  Earlier moto-mowers had a diamond pattern tread.  I think the fronts look period correct.

 

Serial number plate appears to be missing - should be on the dash, under the hood - beside the steering column.

 

There's a lot of light rust - but nothing that should be too difficult to remedy.  The muffler is missing - my 8HP had a simple pepper-shaker.

 

The park-brake looks original ;)  It's a little hook that holds down the brake/clutch lever.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 07:48 PM

Will thanks for the battery cover pics!
I've seen a couple pics on the web that show lights and different tires but I'm not sure which ones are right. If you get a chance can either of you show me a pic of where your ID tags are, I would appreciate it.
Here are 2 different pics I saw on web.
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Posted March 25, 2014 - 07:53 PM

Dwayne , I saw a 6 hp chassis on eBay with a steering wheel on it. Would that be the same as mine? It is in my state and only wants $75 for the whole thing. Might be worth it for axle n tires too? Tom

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 08:18 PM

Will - unless there's another moto-mower forum, the one i know of is dead.

However, my 6HP moto-mower manual should be available on here.

 

The 10HP model has headlights.  I haven't seen them on the 8HP.

 

Rear tires look like the oldest ones I've seen.  Earlier moto-mowers had a diamond pattern tread.  I think the fronts look period correct.

 

Serial number plate appears to be missing - should be on the dash, under the hood - beside the steering column.

 

There's a lot of light rust - but nothing that should be too difficult to remedy.  The muffler is missing - my 8HP had a simple pepper-shaker.

 

The park-brake looks original ;)  It's a little hook that holds down the brake/clutch lever.

 

 

Dwayne, this is the stuff I was talking about.

http://porposdoob.tr...rpartsbook.html

 

Watch it though, lots of pop ups.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Tom,

 

Those moto-mower pictures I believe belong to a fellow named Evan.

The one with the black and white seat is a 10HP.  The headlights on the 8HP have shiny rings.  They are after-market.

 

I'm not sure what to say about the price.  I found the ad and it looks like the steering wheel has been welded/repaired.

The transmission should bolt on - handy to have spare parts.

I'm guessing early 60's.  It's the older style where the left foot-rest is the clutch/brake pedal.

I picked up a total wreck (free - but a long drive) for the same purpose - spares.  It had a perfect steering wheel.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 11:32 PM

Dwayne, this is the stuff I was talking about.

http://porposdoob.tr...rpartsbook.html

 

Watch it though, lots of pop ups.

 

I hadn't noticed the pop-ups - I'm running a pop-up blocker.  But that's what's left over from an old "motomow.com" web site.

The fellow had a forum there as well.  A bunch of folks came here from that site.



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Posted March 26, 2014 - 03:14 AM

Tom I have an old moto-mower for parts... It has the original steering wheel on it.
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Posted March 26, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Thanks for all the info so far. I told my son it was for him last night, his eyes lit up like it was Xmas! He was excited to know we are going to restore it. Tom
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