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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Well, I guess it isn't really an update, because I never really started a resto thread.
Today I finally got the parts I've been waiting for.
So, I put the steering bushings in, put on the rubber engine mounts, and set the
engine back in.
In the morning, I'm gonna strip off the 3pt, and put it in the bubble bath.
All the other parts are already primed and painted, except for final top
coat on the hood, and seat pan. I plan to shoot those tomorrow.

Once the bubble bath is cooking, and the tin is painted, I'll start hooking up the
engine controls/wireing.
Looking forward to hearing her run again.


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Posted March 16, 2011 - 07:08 PM

Looking good, can't wait to see more!

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Posted March 16, 2011 - 07:32 PM

Definitely looks good. I love the flint gray metallic paint Massey used :D

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Posted March 16, 2011 - 07:41 PM

Looks great. Keep up the good work.

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Posted March 16, 2011 - 08:01 PM

BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for showing!

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 08:19 AM

Definitely looks good. I love the flint gray metallic paint Massey used :D



Yes, that grey is a nice colour.
Some day, I'm going to do one completely in that grey. I mean everything, even the seat. I guess the tires
would have to stay black, unless..steel wheels. Hmmm

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 06:00 PM

Well, it's coming together nicely.
Waiting for the paint on the seat pan, and hood to cure.
I got it all rewired, and running this weekend. Rebuilt carb. Purrrrs like a kitten.

I'm lookin for ideas as to what can be done with the choke lever.
As you can see in the first pic, there is a pencil line on the choke lever mount.
That is as far as the choke arm on the carb allows the cable to travel.
I can just see a problem, if someone tries to push the lever all the way up.
Any ideas on how to fix this?

Also waiting for the solenoid valve for the 3pt, and then I'll be off to the races.

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Looks like I might need some practice in my photography skills.:confuse:

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 06:10 PM

WOW ! That is really looking good.:thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 06:15 PM

Wow that is looking sharp. You definitely aren't wasting any time are ya?

As for the choke, the only way I can think of is to move the hole that it goes in to either on the choke lever on the carb or the choke lever on the dash. I don't know if there might be multiple mounting positions or not. You could make new holes too. You want to lessen the travel so to speak so you would move the mounting location towards the fulcrum point.

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 06:16 PM

Before I forget you better clean that dirt off them tires and armor all them so they match the rest of the tractor :poke:

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 06:40 PM

Looking really good Will, it's going to nice when it's done. As for the choke control I think you must have the wrong one on there, maybe somebody in years gone by has changed it.
I notice that Massey has 2 types of controls depending on where it's mounted. The mounting tab to the left or the right, one for throttle, other for choke. Maybe they did it that way so they couldn't get mixed up during assembly???

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 06:43 AM

Before I forget you better clean that dirt off them tires and armor all them so they match the rest of the tractor :poke:


I was waiting for that.LOL
But, It's getting new shoes in about a month.:dancingbanana:

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 07:05 AM


As for the choke, the only way I can think of is to move the hole that it goes in to either on the choke lever on the carb or the choke lever on the dash. I don't know if there might be multiple mounting positions or not. You could make new holes too. You want to lessen the travel so to speak so you would move the mounting location towards the fulcrum point.


Moving the cable on the control lever is not an option. There is no room on that
set up, to change it in any way.

So, the hole on the lever on the carb is to close to the fulcrum.

Originally(when I got it) the carb had a lever that pointed towards the engine, and the hole was further from the fulcrum. The travel was right, but you had to work the
control lever in reverse. (control lever is the right one)
I'm not sure if there's enough room between the choke fulcrum, and the filter
backplate to allow me to lengthen the lever. I'll look into that.

As Doug said, I've got the wrong lever/shaft in the carb.
If someone has a pic of the correct setup, that would be great.

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 07:38 AM

Got that choke lever issue fixed.
I just made up a little plate, w/optional holes, and bolted it to the arm on
the carb. Works good.

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 04:20 PM

That looks great. If you were closer I would consider bringing my MF14 over to you. That way you would have a new project to practice you photography skills on. Gotta get going on cleaning mine up when we get back from our Alaskan trip.




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