I took a few minutes to service up my Massey 12 this morning. It has been sitting in one place since I pushed it off the back of the trailer, and I wanted to get it out of the way and into some kind of protection.
That old Tecumseh OH140 fired right up with fresh oil, fresh fuel, and a little love. 14 HP on a 12 HP tractor!
At least for a repower it is still the right brand... It smokes like a mosquito fogger, but that is repairable. I think the rings are stuck from how it sounds and from how compression is. I can fix that.
I do have a question about lights. Most Masseys I see have the two headlights in the front, and sometimes one in the back.
Did the 12 come both ways, with or without lights? Mine is "lightless".
The reason I ask is that I still have a 4 position ignition switch for a light system. When I get a decal set, will it come with "eyeball holes" cut out in the front logo, or will it be fine and dandy for my tractor?
What size tires are correct? My rear tires are ags, but the rims look much bigger than the tire does width wise.
I'll probably restore this thing as soon as I get room in the shop to get it inside.