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#1 emmdeeess OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Last year I rescued my grandpa's old Massey 14 from the corner of a barn on my dad's farm, and proceeded to quickly run it out of oil and blow up the motor. I took it as an opportunity to rebuild it, and I couldn't have done it without lots of help from this forum. So, as payback, pictures...

 

http://imgur.com/a/z5669

 

 


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Nice, you can do mine next. What was the cause of second engine rebuild? Noel

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 11:07 AM

That old piston looks nasty!  I have a rod from a car that was customized by the previous owner's son.  It looks like a ball peen hammer.

 

Did you ever stop to think that a ball peen hammer is actually a peen ball hammer?

 

Nice job. 



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Posted July 13, 2015 - 11:08 AM

Looks good,The decals don't look too bad backwards either.sweet tires

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Nice job. I would have used more mettalic silver, not the grey, but works out either way.  Neat tires!  I would need high back seat too! Where you get another steering wheel? I may need one in future. Decals look fine, hardly anyone is gonna know or notice. 



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Posted July 13, 2015 - 11:35 AM

First motor failed because the aftermarket rod was too tight on the crank and couldn't get lubed. Ran for about 10 minutes and blew up. I had the guy who did the machine work assemble it the second time and didn't have any more problems. If you're in SE Michigan and need any machining done, I can't recommend Baldwin Automotive Machining enough.

 

Steering wheel was from Amazon - http://www.amazon.co...duct/B004HIE67O

 

Paint was just MF Gray and MF Red from Tractor Supply. Used a bunch of spray cans.


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#7 emmdeeess OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Side note, I still need a new muffler if anyone can point me in the right direction. 






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