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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:57 AM

This is one of the many, many tractors my parents and I accumulated over the years. It has sat, unloved for 15 years.

I got it running. Needed a float, a good carb cleaning, old gas out and sediment bowl cleaned (a lot)

Still acts like it will go lean once in a while and there are some noises I want to check out more... But she is running and moving under her own steam... All 18Hp.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 10:36 AM

That's nice size, see them at shows. I've had some Avery's about same size too. Fit in garage better than big ones too! Ha!


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 10:50 AM

I'd like one of those! Looks pretty cool! More pics please.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 12:49 PM

shame on you! 15 years and its running like that. is that a belly mower? you should ship her up here where she'll get some loving. only joking about shame on you, not about sending her to me. ha ha ha!!! nice save put the old girl to work


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Sound good, starts right up.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 01:12 PM

That's nice size, see them at shows. I've had some Avery's about same size too. Fit in garage better than big ones too! Ha!

When I was 14 in 1964 my parents bought 5 acres in Newton. The previous owner had left an Avery Model A on the place and was the first tractor I drove. Dad took on a seeding job and the Avery was too small for the job. He bought a Massey 44 to do that job and I ran it quite a bit too. HE later found a Case 310 Utility with loader with the hydraulics not working at a John Deere dealership and bought it cheap. They were not too happy (thought they sold it too cheap)when he tore it down in their parking lot bought two O rings , put it back together and drove it 10 miles home
They wee all good tractors!! He had the Case till he retired in 1983 and sold it to an old boss at MAYTAG who took it to Northern Minnesota where he owned an Angus cattle farm.

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 01:22 PM

Alan, she sounds great to me, and fired off nicely!


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 04:28 PM

COOL!  :rocker2:     I always did like the Pacer and the Pony too.      Rick


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Sounds good. :thumbs: Are you going to put it to work a bit with the mower, now that

it's mobile again.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 05:11 PM

The mower needs a blade. We may be able to fix that one, but probably have to get a set.
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Posted April 20, 2014 - 06:02 PM

I'm thinking that would be a nice mowing machine.
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Posted April 20, 2014 - 06:57 PM

Any other pics?
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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:17 PM

How does the Pacer compare to the Pony? Bigger?


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 08:15 PM

How does the Pacer compare to the Pony? Bigger?


About a foot longer and 29cu in bigger. Equipment will interchange as far as I know.
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Posted June 14, 2014 - 04:15 PM

!954 Pacers were only 16 HP  with the cont. 92 CID engine.

I use ours for plowing the drive and hauling fire wood up from the woods.

 

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My wife and I own about 22 Massey Harris tractors from a 1949 Pony the little one 11HP to the big 1957 555 diesel  with 57 draw bar HP.

I do have the side panels just have them off while I was fiddieling with the cargeing system.

 

:D   Al






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