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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Yesterday I went and picked up this old girl.

Serial # 05724. That makes it a late 1966.

 

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Came with sleeve hitch, chains, and dozer blade.

 

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It has a few issues, but nothing that can't be dealt with. I had the engine

running today. Sounds good, and no smoke. A bit of butchery was done

to the grill/hinge which in turn made the hood sit back an inch too far, on top

of the aluminum dash.

 

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There is also an issue in the tranny. I haven't looked

in there yet, but I do have 2 spares for parts or entire exchange.

 

One thing I'm not clear on, is the aluminum dash and aluminum nose cone

time frame. Did all the units built in 66 have alum dash, and only the early ones with both

alum dash and cone?

This one has a plastic nose cone, which is broken. I do have a replacement.

The paint polishes up pretty good, so I'm going to keep it original.

 

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Posted December 21, 2014 - 09:08 PM

 

One thing I'm not clear on, is the aluminum dash and aluminum nose cone

time frame. Did all the units built in 66 have alum dash, and only the early ones with both

alum dash and cone?

This one has a plastic nose cone, which is broken. I do have a replacement.

The paint polishes up pretty good, so I'm going to keep it original.

 

 

As soon as I seen the pics I was getting ready to ask the same thing. I see it has the narrow rear tires and the aluminum dash. I thought all the 1966 Massey Fergusons had an aluminum dash and nose cone. It would make sense that maybe they ran out of the aluminum nose cones mid year and switched them over to plastic.



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Posted December 21, 2014 - 09:11 PM

As soon as I seen the pics I was getting ready to ask the same thing. I see it has the narrow rear tires and the aluminum dash. I thought all the 1966 Massey Fergusons had an aluminum dash and nose cone. It would make sense that maybe they ran out of the aluminum nose cones mid year and switched them over to plastic.

 

I seem to recall Doug saying that they stopped using the aluminum nose cone late in the 66

production run, but I can't find the post.

Maybe in that thread Alan started about the oldtimer dealer he'd spoken with, about the issues

they where having with the aluminum.



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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:01 PM

I seem to recall Doug saying that they stopped using the aluminum nose cone late in the 66
production run, but I can't find the post.
Maybe in that thread Alan started about the oldtimer dealer he'd spoken with, about the issues
they where having with the aluminum.


Nope, just went thru that thread.
http://gardentractor...er/#entry231729
Not there.
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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:07 PM

I think almost all 1966 models have aluminum dash AGCO parts books say up to serial #6134 have them but they only show plastic for the nose ring. I think only early 66s have the aluminum nose, at some point they changer to plastic.


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Nope, just went thru that thread.
http://gardentractor...er/#entry231729
Not there.

 

 

Found it. 

 

http://gardentractor...ab/#entry525059


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Found it. 
 
http://gardentractor...ab/#entry525059

You dork, it took me three times to figure out why it was looping back into the same thread...
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I think almost all 1966 models have aluminum dash AGCO parts books say up to serial #6134 have them but they only show plastic for the nose ring. I think only early 66s have the aluminum nose, at some point they changer to plastic.


Thanks Doug, that's helpful.
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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:14 PM

I've never seen one that is confirmed OEM with the mix and match, but I can see it happening. I also can see the dealer replacing a broken aluminum piece with a plastic one two years in when the guy hits a tree or something.
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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:14 PM

You dork, it took me three times to figure out why it was looping back into the same thread...
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Thanks Doug, that's helpful.

 

 

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I hope you didn't get dizzy and fall over.


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:29 PM

BTW tractor looks good, both my 66s only have aluminum dash, 1 had no nose ring the other has plastic, both are late 66s.

Another sure fire way to tell if it's a 66 is look for the missing rib on the bottom side of the frame under the engine. Lot's of parts can get changed but who's gonna change the frame.



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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:33 PM

I did look for that Doug. No rib there.

Something else I noticed. No holes to mount the steel

dash to the aluminum. (where the arrows are)

 

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Posted December 21, 2014 - 10:42 PM

I did look for that Doug. No rib there.

Something else I noticed. No holes to mount the steel

dash to the aluminum. (where the arrows are)

 

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That was used up to serial # 14082, used on both plastic and aluminum dash.

 

edit    -  I might be wrong there was a change at #6134.  ???


Edited by DH1, December 21, 2014 - 10:50 PM.

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Posted December 22, 2014 - 02:07 AM

As far as 66's I have 2 that have the aluminum nose ring and 2 that came with a broken plastic nose ring.I'll try and check serial numbers on them.

 

Will that is a great find even has the sleeve hitch. :thumbs:


Edited by ckjakline, December 22, 2014 - 02:12 AM.

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Posted December 22, 2014 - 02:09 AM

I did look for that Doug. No rib there.

Something else I noticed. No holes to mount the steel

dash to the aluminum. (where the arrows are)

 

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I think the 66 has tabs welded on the back of the steel that slide in behind the alum dash and get bolts at top.I should have taken pictures when I had mine out.


Edited by ckjakline, December 22, 2014 - 02:10 AM.

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