Massey Ferguson MF-12 Diesel Conversion and Restoration
Posted January 19, 2011 - 09:39 PM
I originally started by attempting to use the complete stock setup. I figured this would be the easier route and since I was building it for me and not for future sale, I had no problems making the required mods. I chose to cut the battery holder and fuel tank sling so I could mount the battery sideways and use the factory muffler and fuel tank that came with the 10hp diesel. My first plan was to use a lawn tractor battery and simply turn out the muffler by adding a 90 elbow. The early set up worked but the exhaust exit was still a little tight on room due to the elbow and the fumes were a little much.
Posted January 20, 2011 - 09:53 AM
How's Massey FerguDek?
Hey, it's your project and that gives you the right to name it whatever you like. Massey Fergudek it is then. Is there room to fit that name on the hood?
Your project is really nice. I like the simplicity of it and you've demonstrated how the single air-cooled diesel engines can be a practical upgrade to replace old single cylinder gas engines. Keep up the good work!
Posted January 20, 2011 - 02:15 PM
Posted June 12, 2011 - 10:24 PM
Posted June 29, 2011 - 09:37 PM
Thanks for sharing and I would really like to know more about the M14 project.
I had big hopes of repowering JD 140's ..... no one would want to chop up the frame of a classic tractor to install a throw away engine.
Two years ago a repowered Case 444 was sold on ebay after 3 years of mowing.... owner said it had more power than the original K321 Kohler.
These engines aren't bad for the money. One other reason I quit selling them was the importer in Michigan was undependable .... and I needed to be dependable to my customers.
I will check back here later to see the finished conversion ... Thanks
Edited by MF14 plowday special, June 29, 2011 - 09:40 PM.